October 25, 2011
Holding up the quilt donated by Gine Perkes are from left to right; Molly Davis, Kassidy McAfee, Patrick Bickert, Seth Crisp, Austin Shannon, Gine Perkes, Rob Varner, Katelyn Curtis, Shayna Neal, and Megan Wessel.
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A patchwork of community organizations has lovingly stitched together donations to save a time-honored program to help fifth-graders get ready for middle school. After the deficit-plagued district cut funding, community groups raised $3,500 and a nationally renowned quilter donated an award-winning creation valued at $10,000.