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Antique Quilt To Be Raffled At Charity Yard Sale

Mary LaBeef, Rich Rima and Alex Rima display the antique quilt to be used in the fundraiser.

Mary LaBeef, Rich Rima and Alex Rima display the antique quilt to be used in the fundraiser.

FULTON, NY – The weather for Oswego Industries’ Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 20, will be warm and sunny. But, it can still get chilly at night.

Mary LaBeef, Rich Rima and Alex Rima display the antique quilt to be used in the fundraiser.
Mary LaBeef, Rich Rima and Alex Rima display the antique quilt to be used in the fundraiser.

This year, you can warm up with a beautiful antique quilt and help Oswego Industries and its sister agency, Arc of Oswego County, at the same time.

At the Community Yard Sale to benefit Oswego Industries, one lucky person will win this quilt. The antique quilt was donated by Dale and Rich Rima along with their son, Alex.

Dale is a member of the agency’s membership and events committee and Rich is president of the Arc of Oswego County board of directors.

Although they have already donated items for the sale, Dale decided to do something else to help raise money.

“With our family being part of Oswego Industries and Arc, we want to help the organization as much as we can. I’ve had this quilt packed away for a long time and I thought donating it might brighten someone else’s day,” said Dale.

The quilt measures 86 inches by 102 inches with a vintage red and green floral pattern on a cream background and is all hand-stitched.  The pattern is called President’s Wreath Applique and the value of the quilt is approximately $900.

If you would like to win the quilt – and help Oswego Industries – you can buy tickets at the yard sale on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or stop by the agency, located at 7 Morrill Place in Fulton between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays.

Call (315) 598-3108 for more information.

The raffle will be drawn Saturday at 1 p.m. and the winner does not have to be present to win.

About Oswego Industries:

Oswego Industries is a private, nonprofit organization located in Fulton that has been providing programs and services to adults with disabilities since 1968.

Our mission is to be a partner in the development of comprehensive community services designed to improve the quality of life for all people, with the primary emphasis on those with disabilities, by providing the necessary support programs to enable individuals to grow with dignity and achieve their highest level of independence and self-fulfillment.

Through these programs we offer a reliable workforce that provides alternative solutions to many businesses in central New York.

www.oswegoiundustriesinc.org