Several VFW Post 9436 Auxiliary members and friends met at the VFW Post Home recently to make hobo quilts for the homeless veterans and other homeless people in the surrounding area.
Auxiliary members who helped with the Jan. 23 project included Margie Nichols, Doris Stein, Daisy Lawson, Billie Spurill, Judy Taylor, Bobbie Collins, Lenice Johnson, Janie Kye, Opal Watkins and Doris Sams along with friends Jennie Haymore, Janet Pope and Iris Kuhl.
“We had a good day,” noted VFW Auxiliary President Margie Nichols, “a day filled with work, food and fellowship.”
Another group of VFW auxiliary members and friends gathered a week later and again worked all day. Twenty-two hobo quilts, 11 each day, were made during the project. Those who helped during the second day were members Margie Nichols, Clara Hundley, Daisy Lawson, Lenice Johnson, Diana Cromer, Billie Spurill, Doris Sams, Doris Stein, Doris Jessup, Janie Kye and Angie Daoud as well as friends Rosalyn Evans, and Iris Kuhl.
“I’d like to thank all the members who helped and our friends. I also want to thank VFW member James Sneed for doing the final stitching around the borders of the hobo quilts. The quilts will now be distributed between the VA Medical Center in Kernersville and Kevin Hege, who is with Department of Commerce Workforce Solutions in Mount Airy. They do a good job of helping homeless veterans and others.”