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Local DAR to host state Quilts of Valor coordinator


The Ozark Spring, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution October meeting will begin with a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in the American Legion Hall, 1401 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains. 

The luncheon’s special guest speaker, presenting by telephone, is Linda Martien, the Missouri state coordinator for Quilts of Valor. According to the Quilts of Valor Foundation website, “a Quilt of Valor (QOV) is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a service member or veteran who has been touched by war. The quilt says unequivocally, ‘Thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation.’ To use the term Quilt of Valor, Quilts of Valor or QOV, the quilt must be a specific size, must have a label with required information, it must be awarded (it is not a gift) and it must be recorded.”

For more information, visit www.qovf.org or contact Martien through her email link at www.qovf.org/state-coordinators/missouri-state-coordinator. Anyone interested in learning more about Quilts of Valor or giving time and quilting talents to the volunteer project is invited to join the luncheon.

The monthly meeting program is scheduled to follow the luncheon tentatively at 1 p.m. with Chapter Regent Jan Tappana’s presentation of chapter awards and a “clip” of the Opening Night Ceremony of the 132nd Continental Congress. Ozark Spring, NSDAR monthly chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

Special luncheon hoostesses are Ozark Spring Literacy Promotion Chair Mary Ann Mutrux and Past Chapter Regent Cindy Pirch. Tappana is the October meeting hostess.