Veterans programs presented at Twentieth Century
The Twentieth Century Club met at Fisher Community Center on Nov. 11. President Joynell Raymon called the meeting to order.
Terry Gray introduced the program with two veterans-themed speakers. The first was Gloria DeBower from the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety whose efforts through the Quilts of Valor program has made and distributed quilts to veterans in the Marshall County area for more than five years.
The quilts are made in accordance with the standards set by the national Quilts of Valor Foundation and are always presented in person to those who have applied to receive one. Some of the quilts were displayed.
Shirley Mann presented next about the Puppy Jake program which provides service dogs to veterans needing assistance due to PTSD or other disabilities. Her husband Lawrence and their service dog-in-training, Jackpot, were in attendance. Jackpot is sponsored by Prairie Meadows whose sponsorship pays for all food and veterinarian care of Jackpot. The Mann’s receive no compensation for their efforts and will have Jackpot for two and half years before he is ready to be assigned to a veteran.
Raymon gave some brief examples of activities and costs as well as various club discussions over the past decades. Jean Leth gave an update on the proposed trip to Amish country and announced it would be canceled due an insufficient number of people signed up.