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Posted on Oct 15, 2018

Make a Difference Day projects take shape

Quincy’s Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27 is in the planning stages. Several groups and individuals are busy planning or already working on projects – everyone is invited to pick a project to help with or create one of their own.
Currently these groups are active:
The Hat Group will be accepting donations for purchasing yarn at Akins and Shopko 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Make a Difference Day. Contact Lynette Meek.
Youth Action Interact will be cleaning up at Monument Hill from 8 a.m. to noon. Contact Adriana Medina.
Daniel Chism is interviewing veterans for the Veteran History Project. The interviews will be submitted to the Library of Congress and Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum.
Nicole O’Shea and Daniel Chism will be collecting donations for care packages for soldiers in South Korea. Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Center on Oct. 27. Socks, necklaces that light up and other items that might bring a little cheer to our military members overseas are welcome. Contact Nicole O’Shea.
Days for Girls will meet at the Lutheran Church on Oct. 27 to continue making feminine hygiene products for third world countries. Contact Mandy Ottley.
Bonfire for veterans and friends at Trinity Lavender Farm, 20530 Road 5 SW at 7 p.m. Organized by Daniel Chism.
Children have been painting rocks at the Quincy library to be dispersed on Oct. 27. Contact Dottie Van Baugh.
Quincy’s Celebration of Cultures Day on Oct. 13 is part of the Make a Difference Day events. Volunteers are welcome. Contact Harriet Weber.
The overall organizer of Quincy’s Make a Difference Day is Bonnie Kniveton. For information about these events and any other questions about this nationwide day of volunteering, contact Kniveton at 509-787-3912 or larbonk@frontier.com.

By Jaana Hatton, For the Post-Register