Quilt raffle helps Valley Cares


TOWNSHEND — Valley Cares Inc. is holding its annual quilt raffle to benefit the Activities Program at West River Valley Assisted Living. Tickets are $2 each or $5 for three. The drawing will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Valley Cares is in its fifth year of holding this raffle thanks to the generosity and skilled creativity of Helen Short, who has created and donated the quilts. Each year the raffle brings in hundreds of dollars toward activity programming. Funds raised have gone toward bringing in more musicians for live performances,

entertainment equipment upgrades and special presentations. Helen's mother, Genevieve Rowell, lives at Valley Cares and helps to sell raffle tickets. As a handcrafted card-maker, Rowell is also a skilled and creative craftsman, so it comes as no surprise that her daughter can produce such masterpieces.

Measuring approximately 72" x 89", this year's quilt is entitled "On Ringo Lake" and is made of bright and cheery shades of coral, turquoise, white and brown. Machine piecing was done by Helen Short, and longarm machine quilting was done by Stonehurst Quilting.

To get your chance at this year's handmade quilt, contact Dawn Slade, recreation and volunteer coordinator, at 802-365-7190, ext.107.



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