Northwest NEWS

September 25, 2000

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Lucky little girl wins heirloom quilt from longtime Duvall club

* by Becky Nixon
   Staff Reporter
   DUVALL­Members of Cherry Gardens Horticulture Club presented a very small Duvall resident with an heirloom quilt on Wednesday, September 20.
   Raffle winner Alisha Casey and her mother Nancy Casey received the quilt from CGHC President Rose Brock. Nancy Casey purchased the raffle ticket for her four-year-old daughter.
   Cherry Gardens Horticulture Club had been selling raffle tickets for the quilt at Woodstack, Duvall Days and Carnation 4th of July Celebration as a fund-raiser.
   The quilt top is 40-50 years old, donated by a club supporter, and the club paid for the piece to be machine stitched and backed.
   A longtime Duvall club, CGHC was founded in 1981, and meetings are held at Cherry Valley Elementary School every third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
   Club objectives include:
   ) Learning and promoting gardening through a year-round program of guest speakers, demonstrations and tours
   ) Beautifying the community with the newly formed Wildflower Program on the Snoqualmie River Trail
   ) Expanding programs to help the less fortunate during holiday seasons
   ) Protecting the environment by learning more about recycling and conservation
   ) Initiation of an incentive plan to encourage more participation by members at all garden club levels.
   Because club President Rose Brock is a member of Cherry Gardens, she can indulge in her favorite hobby, competitive flower design. This year Rose won a blue ribbon at the 2nd Show of the Evergreen State Fair in "Table Settings for Two."
   Rose's theme was a setting for two celebrating the millennium.
   "When I won I just screamed," said Rose. "To get a blue ribbon was just fantastic."
   New members are welcome.