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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thank you Mr. Wegman/Sew In Reminder Notice

Today I had the privilege and honor of awarding Mr. Wegman his Quilt of Valor.  This is the write up that was posted about Mr. Wegman!!: 
Known as Chic Wegman, Robert grew up on Sheridan Street, and raised ten children in the Pigeon Hill neighborhood. He is a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 on a minesweeper in the Sea of Japan. Wegman is the founder of R.C. Wegman Construction Company, which he founded in 1955. The company has helped to literally build Aurora, and led the construction of the Hollywood Casino, RiverEdge Park, the Santori Public Library, Splash Country Water Park, the Vaughan Athletic Center, and several fire stations around the city, among many others. In addition, the company worked on the restoration of the Paramount Theatre and the Aurora Transportation Center.
A stalwart community partner, Wegman Construction has sponsored hundreds of activities, initiatives and community organizations over the years, including Aurora Area Girls Softball, Aurora East Education Foundation, Aurora Historical Society, Aurora Rotary Club, Aurora Township Youth Foundation, Aurora University, Catholic Charities Aurora, Fox Valley United Way, Juvenile Diabetes, Kiwanis Club of Aurora, Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center, Read with me Foundation, Salvation Army, The Compassion Foundation, WCC Foundation, West Aurora Alumni Association and many more.

This is also your sew in reminder notice for Tuesday, June 20, 9:30 -?, Montgomery VFW. So far there are 18 tops needing batting! Remember to bring in the squares you cut so we will know what we have left to cut for the August project. NOTE.. Tops need to be no less than 58 x 68" cause the finished minimum size is 55 x 65. We do this because quilting and washing does shrink them a bit. Enjoy the weekend. 

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