Sturgis quilting group raises money for cancer society

This quilt, made by the Sturgis Library Quilters, is being raffled off to raise money for the Oktibbeha County Relay for Life. (Submitted photo)
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SARAH RAINES
Staff Writer

The Sturgis Library Quilters are selling their third annual Relay for Life quilt, raising money to go toward Oktibbeha County Relay for Life on August 11.

The quilt is 90 inches by 100 inches, and is decorated with colorful cancer awareness ribbon patches. The back is decorated with square patches that correlate with the ribbon on its opposite side.

Chances for the quilt are $5 a piece or five chances for $20.

They can be bought from one of the Sturgis Library Quilters or at CB&S Bank in Sturgis. All funds will go to Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Sturgis native Angie McGinnis, 62, is one of the organizers of the quilting group. McGinnis said the quilting group's first quilt was created to raffle at the 2015 Oktibbeha County Relay for Life. Since then, the

Sturgis Library Quilters have done quilts to raise money for the Sturgis Fire Department, to give to families in need after tragedies and to raise money for the Sturgis Police Department.

Chances on another quilt are currently being sold to raise money for the Sturgis Police Department to fund body cameras for the officers.

McGinnis said the community has given the quilters overwhelming support. They received a donation of quilting magazines and supplies from local families.

"The Relay for Life team gave us $100 to buy supplies with," McGinnis said. "We haven't had to use any of that money, because of the fact that people have been so generous."

The Sturgis Library Quilters meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Sturgis Library and McGinnis said anyone is welcome to join.

The Relay for Life is scheduled for August 11 at the Mississippi Horse Park on Poor House Road. More information for the event can be found on the Relay for Life website.

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