Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wellsville Honor Roll Committee Holding A Quilt Raffel

Shown here is a handmade quilt that the Wellsville Area Honor Roll Committee is selling raffles tickets on for one lucky winner. You may have seen it on display in the window at the Carriage House II, 409 Main St. Honoring all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces the quilt was handmade by Lucille Huston and Bonnie LeMasters. Symbols for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy are featured in the center of the quilt. Mrs. LeMasters calls it a large queen size quilt which was donated by Mrs. Huston.

Formed a little over a year ago the Wellsville Area Honor Roll Committee has been conducting a fund raising effort to built a permanent memorial honoring all Wellsville area veterans, living or dead, that have ever served our country. The names of all known area veterans from the WWI era to the present day will be listed on the Honor Roll whether they served in peace time or in conflicts. Names are still being collected along with donations. The memorial will be located at the intersection of Route 45 & Wells Avenue.

Chances are $1 each. Tickets will be available at the Carriage House II in Wellsville, the Elks Lodge 1040, American Legion Post 70, Eagles Aerie 772 or from any member of the Honor Roll Committee. Drawing for the winning ticket will be held Memorial Day following the ceremonies at the 4th Street Square.

For more information contact either George Crews at 330-532-3910 or Debbie Koffel at 330-385-9061 or 330-532-1553. In the picture on the left is Mrs. Huston and Mrs. LeMasters with Koffel and Crews on the right.

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