Quilt giveaway planned during Day’s Gap Festival

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 10/12/17

OAKMAN — Women of the Oakman Senior Center have been hard at work to craft a quilt that will be given away during the upcoming Day’s Gap Fest.

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Quilt giveaway planned during Day’s Gap Festival

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OAKMAN — Women of the Oakman Senior Center have been hard at work to craft a quilt that will be given away during the upcoming Day’s Gap Fest.

Oakman Senior Center Manager Evelyn Garrett said they have been working on the king size quilt for a month, which incorporates a number of patterns and colors of light blue, pale yellow, white and navy.

Tickets to win the quilt are currently on sale for $2 each and will continue to be on sale at the senior center’s booth during the Day’s Gap Fest in Oakman Friday and Saturday. People may enter the quilt giveaway now by calling (205) 622-3197.

The Day’s Gap Fest will begin at 8 a.m. Friday and run until 10 p.m. or after that night. The festivities will continue at 8 a.m. Saturday and last until after 10 p.m.

The quilt giveaway drawing will be held late Saturday.

The Oakman Senior Center will be selling homemade vegetable soup, chicken and dumplings, fried pies, coffee and other items at their vendor booth on Friday, and quilt tickets will be for sale both Friday and Saturday at the booth.

Garrett said they may also have food for sale on Saturday.

“We’re just really excited and hope people come out to see our booth,” she said.

The senior center will also serve as a hospitality area for event sponsors.

All proceeds from the quilt giveaway and food sale will benefit the senior center, and Garrett said they are most in need of cleaning supplies.

She said the mayor’s office is in the process of replacing the senior center’s furniture, and she’s hoping a grant will come through to do some other interior upgrades.

Seniors visit the center each day for fellowship and a hot meal, and they participate in a number of activities including quilt making, pool and other games.

In 2016, Garrett told the Daily Mountain Eagle, “You never know what you’re going to find if you come to the senior center.”

The senior center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise stated. It will be closed Friday during the festival.