Hand-quilted raffle prize
Friendly Neighbors Extension Club members Lily Branco, left, and Lynn Bentele show the quilt that will be the prize in this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show raffle. The 80 x101-inch hand-quilted Dresden Plate quilt was donated by Julie Pippen, who won it in another raffle a few years ago. Tickets may be purchased through Aug. 24 at the Ozark County Times and also at the Hootin an Hollarin quilt show Sept. 20-22. This year’s show will be held during the festival in the Meeting Place on Third Street west of the square. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday night during Hootin an Hollarin. Participants do not need to be present to win. Friendly Neighbors Extension Club distributes money raised in the raffle back into the community: to The Center’s home-delivered meals program, the Ozark County Toy Drive at Christmastime, the Ministerial Alliance, DOW Camp and as gifts for nursing home residents, Christmas baskets for shut-ins. to help support its Hootin and Hollarin quilt show and more. New club members are always welcome. For more information contact Lynn Bentele in Zanoni, 679-9234; Caroline Tauphaeus in Theodosia, 273-2262; Wynona Hughes in Pontiac, 712-4113; and Lily Branco in Gainesville, 679-3163.