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Happy New Year and Landstuhl Germany Project Update

Happy New Year and Landstuhl Germany Project Update

Hi Everyone: Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! I have some wonderful news to announce. Today, I sent 3 cartons containing a total of 58 lapghans to Landstuhl Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. They should arrive in 7 to 10 days via USPS Priority Mail. I am so excited and wish I could see the smiles on the faces of the active duty military personnel when they receive them. The best news yet is that I will be able to send another shipment of lapghans in a month or two. This is so awesome and doubles the amount that I originally thought I would be able to send. Another goal from 2016 was reached. Well, even though you have not heard from me in a while, I have been busy planning out the 2017 events and goals. Those announcements will be made soon. Have a great evening. Charlotte

Flag Afghan Raffle Results, Donations, Craft Show, and BraveHearts

Flag Afghan Raffle Results, Donations, Craft Show, and BraveHearts

Hi Everyone: I just want to take this time to announce the winner of the beautiful American Flag Afghan. Congratulations to Peter Steiger of Marengo, IL. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.

Charlotte Kennedy presenting raffle winner Peter Steiger with the Flag Afghan

Charlotte Kennedy presenting raffle winner Peter Steiger with the Flag Afghan

We want to thank Mary Brubach and Julie Pilgrim for presenting me with a check of $100.00 to Sgt. P’s Lapghans For Veterans from the Garden Prairie Improvement Association. Thank you so much and a virtual hug to both of you.

Also, thank you so much to the patrons of Priceless Junk for donating some yarn. We appreciate it greatly. Priceless Junk will continue to collect new yarn and left over yarn for our organization; so when you stop in to donate yarn, be sure you browse all the neat items that Priceless Junk has to offer.

Be sure to stop in and see us at Bravehearts. We will be there Saturday from noon to 4p.m. Sunday, we will be at Harlem High School participating in the craft show there. We have a lot of neat items both patriotic, military and miscellaneous that range in price from $2.00 to $25.00. Have a great weekend! Charlotte

1000th Lapghan Presentation

1000th Lapghan Presentation

On Friday, June 10, 2016, just four days before our 2nd Anniversary, we presented Marine Corps Veteran and President and Founder of Oscar Mike, Noah Currier with our 1000th lapghan. Our 1000th lapghan was actually a full-sized afghan made by Volunteer Bobi Jo which also won First Place at the 2015 Boone County Fair. In addition to our 1000th lapghan, additional lapghans were presented to Army Veteran Carl Duoczak, Marine Corps Veteran Jesus Gallegas, Army Veteran John McGillivray, Marine Corps Veteran Daniel Miller,  and Army Veteran Mason Symons. Thank you to John Hugo Kaiser VFW Post 1461 in Belvidere, IL for hosting the ceremony.

From Left to Right: Carl Duoczak, John McGillivray, Mason Symons, Jesus Gallegas, Noah Currier, and Daniel Miller

From Left to Right: Carl Duoczak, John McGillivray, Mason Symons, Jesus Gallegas, Noah Currier, and Daniel Miller

Check out our 1000th Lapghan Presentation page in our photo gallery for additional photos.