Quilters for Vets

By: News Release
Nov 25th, 2019

The organization “Quilters for Vets” from Monona, Iowa were happy to receive a $1500 grant from the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation at their annual awards ceremony held on October 28, 2019.

Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the enrichment of Clayton County, Iowa through the dispersion of funds acquired from an admission tax paid by the Casino Queen, Marquette. It is the groups’ mission to award these funds to qualifying tax exempt organizations or those working in cooperation with local governments within Clayton County who cultivate projects that meet established criteria.

Quilters for Vets” is making Quilts of Valor for United States Veterans. The goal is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Pictured above receiving the award from Nancy McClellan for “Quilters for Vets” is Glenda Henkes and Linda Gullickson. Other members of the organization are Diana Parker, Sheryl Mielke, Lorrie Beisker, and Pat Breitsprecher.