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Elementry school offers quilt for raffle

Students have worked to construct a colorful quilt which they will be selling raffle tickets for in hopes of raising funds for field trips.
The Crooked River Elementary School's fifth and sixth graders have been busy stitching together colorful pieces of fabric to construct a quilt to help raise money for school activities. The quilt will be offered for raffle over the next couple of months with a drawing to be held in June.
   The hand made creation, a colorful western style full size quilt - along with a quilt rack for display purposes, will be raffled together.
   The quilt-making project was launched last year as an offshoot of the Oregon history studies. "When we started the quilt class last year, we were studying pioneers," Fletcher said. "We talk a lot about the significance of quilts in our history and that's the reason we actually do this. It's not only fun for the kids, it's educational too."
   Student's have been getting together after school for about eight weeks to work on this year's project and are in the process of putting the finishing touches on it.
   The quilt will be on display for viewing at Crooked River Elementary School. Tickets are available at the school's main offices. Cost for tickets is $1 each.
   Tickets will also be available at a number of upcoming school events including the Talent Show on April 27; during the school carnival on Fri., May 11 and during conferences, May 30-31. It will also be displayed at the high school during the Country Quilt Show happening on May 5, and tickets will be sold at that time as well. Proceeds from this project will go towards school field trips for which they hope to raise at least $300.