The 4th Annual Maddie Thums Memorial Sew-a-thon was held March 3 at the Colby Public Library. From 1-10 p.m., supporters stopped in to sew blankets for St. Joseph Hospital. That day, 111 blankets and chenille taggy blankets were completed. When all blankets are finished, 125 will be delivered to the hospital in Marshfield where Maddie had been a nurse for many years. A delicious dinner was enjoyed, sponsored by Forward Financial Bank. Fabrics were purchased through the Thrivent Action Team program. Coordinators of the sew-a-thon were Pamm Yessa, Vicky Calmes, and Becky Schmelzer.
Tickets are now available for our “Sport Quilts Raffle”! 13 beautiful stadium quilts with a “sporty” theme are up for grabs. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10. Get your tickets at the CPL from now until March 24. The quilts will then be on display at the Colby Alumni Volleyball Tournament March 25/26. The drawing will be at 3 PM on March 26 at the Colby High School (need not be present to win). All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards our new library building.