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Quilts for Wounded War Veterans Going on Display

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Quilts for Wounded War Veterans Going on Display

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Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY

More than 40 quilts made for wounded war veterans will be on public display from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the fellowship hall at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville.

The blankets were made by the parish's quilt-making ministry, "The Piecemakers," and others for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who will attend a Wounded Warriors Project retreat hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida Sept. 11-13 at the Camp Weed/Cerveny Conference Center in Live Oak.

"When we first decided to do this, we were worried about being able to make 31 quilts in a short period of time," Jan Harbeson, who leads The Piecemakers, said in a news release. "But we had such a great response from people throughout the diocese and even outside the Episcopal Church, that we now have 41 quilts."

A ceremony will be held to bless the quilts at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, which is located at 4129 Oxford Ave.

Call Missy Ketchum at (904) 388-2681, ext. 205, for more information.

ALL SAINTS WOMEN'S GROUP RESUMES MEETINGS TUESDAY

Women of All Saints Episcopal Church in Jacksonville will resume their regularly scheduled monthly meetings on Tuesday.

The meetings, held on the second Tuesday of each month, begin with social time at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 and a devotional and guest speaker afterward. The cost is $6.

Call the church office at (904) 737-8488 by Monday to attend. The church is located at 4171 Hendricks Ave.

JEWISH FEDERATION HOSTS TASTES OF HONEY AT NATIVE SUN STORES

The Jacksonville Jewish Federation's "Shalom Jacksonville" program will feature a gourmet honey-tasting at the two Native Sun Natural Foods Market locations in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

The events are being held in conjunction with the coming Jewish High Holiday season and feature Mike Thomas, founder and owner of Thomas Honey in Lake City, as the guest speaker. …

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