As of Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Vintage quilt sale Saturday
A unique Vintage Quilt Festival is scheduled this Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,at the High Prairie Community Center, 701 Struck Road, just off Centerville highway outside of Lyle. Over 70 vintage quilts will be on display, and all are available for sale through raffles, a silent auction and direct sale. Festival-goers will also enjoy live music throughout the day. Food, craft and other vendors will be available.
Behind the festival is Diane Cazalet, who has lived on High Prairie for many years. In an open letter she wrote, “I have been so impressed with the positive energy I feel from so many of my neighbors and friends here. I have stage 4 breast cancer and have been receiving treatment for over two and a half years. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what is most important to me. I want to do what I can to “pay forward” the good neighbors who have been so kind and generous.”
She looked at her long-time collection of vintage quilts and saw a way to give back to the community she loves, and began talking to friends about the possibility of creating an event to sell, raffle, and auction off her collection as a fundraiser for the High Prairie Fire District #14 and the High Prairie Community Center. The result is this Saturday’s festival.
“I invite my neighbors and all communities around us to come out,” she wrote. “Bring your families and friends for this special event and soak up the warmth and kindness of your neighbors, and most of all have fun.”
For more information go to www.highprairie.us.
The High Prairie Community Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the health, safety, education, development and preservation of the High Prairie neighborhood. As part of their mission, the Council produces the annual High Prairie Firehouse Sale, manages the High Prairie Community Center and helps support High Prairie’s Volunteer Fire District 14.