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Quilt-a-Thon

The Quilt Angels, formerly called DPS Quilt Angels, are known for providing quilts to DPS for victims of crime and families of fallen police officers, residents of nursing homes and for making quilts and Christmas stockings for children of local food bank families.

Next week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, this small group of caring quilters are undertaking a gigantic project by hosting a Quilt-a-Thon at the First Baptist Church in Pine on Hwy. 87. They expect to complete 150 comfort quilts with the community’s help.

Lunch will be provided to those participating. If you sew, bring your sewing machine, if you don’t, help is needed with tying, turning, ironing and more.

For information, contact Gloria Fohr at (928) 476-3623.

Spring gardening

The Gila County Master Gardeners are hosting a free Spring Gardening Workshop from 8:45 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 24 at the Payson Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Rd., Payson.

Speakers will be addressing the following topics in 30-minute concurrent sessions with five minutes between sessions:

• Susan Bolt/Lauren Cathcart — Seed Starting

• Bruce Wales — Water Wise Gardening/Rainwater collection

• Bill Roehr — Easy Garden Irrigation

• Fred Jimenez — Making and Using Vermicast (worm compost!)

• Chris Jones — Soils, Compost, and Mulch

Food, drinks and information tables will be available. To register, call (928) 474-4160 or the Master Gardener Hotline at (928) 402-8589, or e-mail Chris Jones at: ckjones@cals.arizona.edu

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