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October 8, 2013

Quilt show organizers happy with turnout of 35th year

DUNCAN — About $2,225 was raised at the OHCE Free Quilt Show this weekend, making it the most successful show to date.

This was the 35th show and those who attended the event Friday and Saturday at the Stephens County Historical Museum had the opportunity to see 89 entries. This included quilts, table runners and more. Last year, there was about $1,100 raised.

“It’s the best we’ve ever done, which is fabulous,” said Sharon Pulis, chair for the event.

“We sold almost $500 worth of tickets at the show itself.”

A quilt made by June McGuire and donated by OHCE was raffled off, with the winner being chosen on Saturday. OHCE members had been selling tickets for a couple of months before the show.

“A nice young lady, Joe Norton, of Rush Springs won the quilt,” said Pulis, who passed the quilt along to Norton Monday morning. “She was ecstatic and said she and her husband had never won anything before.”

Norton told Pulis her husband had purchased two raffle tickets at the Stephens County Free Fair in August.

Norton will be present at the OHCE Council meeting Oct. 16, which is when the groups will also present the money raised from the show to the Stephens County Historical Museum.

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