Local volunteers make quilts for homeless


By Dean Palmer - Special to the News



Members of VFW Auxiliary Post 9436 spent a pair of busy Mondays recently construction some 22 of the warm Hobo Quilts to be given to homeless veterans and others with need in our area. Pictured are, from left, Margie Nichols, Ginger Hunter, Daisy Lawson, Angie Daoud, Doris Stein, Clara Hundley, Janie Kye and Diana Cromer. Not pictured but taking part were Billie Spurill, Judy Taylor, Bobbie Collins, Lenice Johnson, Opal Watkins, Doris Sams, Doris Jessup and friends Iris Kuhl, Janet Pope, Jennie Haymore and Roselyn Evans.


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.”

Members of VFW Auxiliary Post 9436 spent a pair of busy Mondays recently construction some 22 of the warm Hobo Quilts to be given to homeless veterans and others with need in our area. Pictured are, from left, Margie Nichols, Ginger Hunter, Daisy Lawson, Angie Daoud, Doris Stein, Clara Hundley, Janie Kye and Diana Cromer. Not pictured but taking part were Billie Spurill, Judy Taylor, Bobbie Collins, Lenice Johnson, Opal Watkins, Doris Sams, Doris Jessup and friends Iris Kuhl, Janet Pope, Jennie Haymore and Roselyn Evans.
http://pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_1368.jpgMembers of VFW Auxiliary Post 9436 spent a pair of busy Mondays recently construction some 22 of the warm Hobo Quilts to be given to homeless veterans and others with need in our area. Pictured are, from left, Margie Nichols, Ginger Hunter, Daisy Lawson, Angie Daoud, Doris Stein, Clara Hundley, Janie Kye and Diana Cromer. Not pictured but taking part were Billie Spurill, Judy Taylor, Bobbie Collins, Lenice Johnson, Opal Watkins, Doris Sams, Doris Jessup and friends Iris Kuhl, Janet Pope, Jennie Haymore and Roselyn Evans.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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