A YEAR IN REVIEW - JANUARY 2019
New Pebblecreek Quilters Board Elected at Holiday Luncheon
Over ninety members of the Pebbelcreek Quilters celebrated the holiday season with a luncheon and the election of officers for 2019 on December 10, 2018 in the Tuscany Ballroom.
PC Quilters is an organization that encourages and provides opportunities for PC residents that are interested in the creative art of sewing and quilting. The organization meets the second Monday of the month in the Creative Arts Center at 7 pm. Cost of membership is $25 annually. The dues cover the many community projects that are donated to five identified organizations, the needs of the fiber arts room and other educational opportunities for the members. Members enjoy many workshops and creative activities to enhance their skills at no cost with their dues. For more information and to peruse their many activities, and to consult the calendar for open days for sewing in the Diamondback Room, please go online to pebblecreekquilters.org.
The officers as pictured are: Jean Fry, President; Marlene Kuskie, Publicity; Roberta Penchina, Long Arm; Kathy Brown, Education; Terri Burnett, Secretary; Judy Frank, Community Service; Sue Fortunato, Treasurer; and Marka Locker, Vice President.
PC Quilters Honor Jeremy Chandler
Jeremey Chandler was an Army Captain, Green Beret soldier on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan when he lost his life. Jeremy’s parents, Jonnie and Al Chandler of Pebblecreek, established a scholarship at Jeremy’s alma mater, the University of North Georgia, seven years ago. They fund the scholarships through an Annual Beer and Wine Tasting event each November at Auggies. The event goes from 5-9 pm with a silent auction and raffles. Jonnie and Al collect donations from Goodyear businesses. Jonnie said it is a way to honor their son and keep his memory alive and his commitment to serve our country. The scholarships are given to cadets that are planning to be commissioned upon graduation from the university. Eleven scholarships have been given with the first female being awarded this past year. The recipients have become friends of Jonnie and Al and faithfully keep in contact with them.
As part of the silent auction/raffle, the PC Quilters were asked if they would donate a quilt for the money raising event. Each year volunteers in the organization come together for a day to design the quilt and then others cut, piece, quilt and bind the quilt. The quilt has become one of the most cherished items of the event with three of them going to such places as Australia, Texas and Virginia. Other quilts have found homes in Pebblecreek. The picture shows the quilters that donated their time and talents to make the quilt that was given to the Chandlers this past fall. Pictured is Jonnie with the quilt and volunteers.
Keep room on your calendar for the Jeremy Chandler Scholarship Fund Raising Event next fall, November 9 from 5-9 pm at Auggies. This event celebrates a life given in service of our country that helps future young women and men complete their education so they can be commissioned for future service.
Volunteers included: Back Row Erma Taylor, Irene Lukes, Jean Fry, Jonnie Chandler, Helen Phillips, Mary Sabatello, Marka Locker, Joann Kraatz, Wendy Gilbert. Front Row: Linda Publicover, Pam Branfuhr, Cathy Howell and Mary Hill.
|Post Article Written By Marlene Kuskie|
|Post Article Written by Marlene Kuskie|
|ShowNTell - January 2019|