Well fall is upon us, my time of year! I love the colors and the cool nights. We are only a couple weeks away from the award ceremony and all quilts for then are complete. I am still missing 5 of them but they are having the labels being put on as we speak. So this article will come out after the ceremony is done I believe, however, a HUGE thank you to all who volunteered their time in making the quilts, cookies and giving of their time in helping that day. I couldn’t do any of this without all of you that give of your time and talents so generously. A HUGE thank you to Clayton, Denny Zahrt and my son John on emceeing the event. I am so humbled by all of your dedication in getting these vets covered. I will give totals next month.
So as of today we have given 180 so far this year. That does not count any of the November awarded quilts or any of those that will come across my desk in the last two months of the year. We have had an influx of requests from QOV, and with Veterans day coming up that always sparks extra requests. There is another group near the St Louis area(on the Illinois side) and their goal is to beat us in our totals. They have fallen short for several years. They told me they are working hard to catch us this year. Well we are well above our normal totals this year so let’s give them a run for their money. This is a friendly battle! We have the same goals to get them all covered. So from a humble and grateful heart, Terry Austin QC QOV 309-797-8584