Enjoying the delicious salad lunch (L to R) are Sonja Flory, Anna Crownhart president of enrichment council, Jo Wurtz, and Barb Cepak. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Enjoying the delicious salad lunch (L to R) are Sonja Flory, Anna Crownhart president of enrichment council, Jo Wurtz, and Barb Cepak. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

By Joanne Baier, Elmwood Enrichment Council

ELMWOOD, WI – The Elmwood Area Enrichment Council is pleased to report their salad luncheon and quilt show on April 27 was a complete success.  There was a delicious selection of salads to satisfy all appetites for lunch along with good company for visiting.

Over 80 quilts were beautifully displayed throughout the historic Elmwood Auditorium and enjoyed by well over 100 individuals from near and far.  Of special interest were the antique handsewn and appliqued quilts of Audrey Feiler’s mother, Florence Campbell. Several quilts have earned ribbons from area County fairs and the history behind some of these works is amazing, such as one that had roughly 1,200 pieces taking 200 hours to complete.

Special thanks to Betsy Bacon, Joanne and Amy Baier, Audrey Feiler, Marilyn Galoff, Bea Gasteyer, Roberta Holcomb, Kathy Johns, Joyce Kendall, Myrna Glaus McRoberts, Roxanne Peterson, Roxanne Taplin, Virgil Tiffany, Judy Weinzirl, and the Spring Valley Cardinal Quilters for sharing a dozen quilts from their quilting group.

Attendance at the event exceeded expectations and the generosity from the public quite honestly lifted the spirits of the Council. A very generous anonymous donation was made after the recent article in the Sun-Argus newspaper and many individuals were overheard saying “keep the change” as they purchased their luncheon tickets. Proceeds have been dedicated to the remodel of the bathrooms in the historic Village Auditorium on Winter Avenue in Elmwood.

Thank you to all who came and all who volunteered their time and talents to the success of this fun fundraiser!