2018 NAMI quilt raffle
This year’s NAMI quilt raffle features a queen size (88 by 100 inches) bed cover with medium and dark brown batik fabrics around the sides. The star also includes navy, medium blue and cream-colored batik fabrics. The pattern is called Carpenter’s Star. Once again, the quilt was cut, pieced and donated for the raffle by Rene’ Levy. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and will be sold through the Spaghetti Dinner on November 1 when the drawing will be held.
Last year’s raffle winner was Tonie Long. This is the seventh quilt that Rene’ has donated for the raffle with the first six quilts raising a total of $7,769 for NAMI Four County.
If you would like to support NAMI’s free family and community education classes, support groups and community awareness efforts by purchasing quilt raffle tickets, simply send a check for the number of tickets desired with your name and phone number to NAMI Four County, Barb Arnos, treasurer, 01083 US 127, Bryan, Ohio 43506.
NAMI's 4th annual spaghetti dinner will be
5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1
at Bryan Knights of Columbus Hall
Motorcycle ride benefits NAMI
The second annual Suicide Awareness Benefit Ride was held Saturday, July 21 leaving from the Wauseon VFW for a 70 mile ride with some of the proceeds benefitting NAMI Four County. The ride, organized by Julie Deeds (front cycle, top photo), is held in memory of Dennis Deeds, Julie's husband. At least 25 motorcycles participated in this year's ride, which included a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Thanks to Julie and all of the riders!!
Meat raffle winners are....
Thanks to everyone who participated in NAMI Four County's first ever meat raffle during the spring. The winners are Karen Connolly -- 1/4 of beef; and Lori Beckler -- 1/2 a hog. NAMI netted $1,890 from the raffle! This money goes to support our NAMI chapter's mission of providing free mental health education classes for families impacted by mental illness as well as free community trainings, our Mental Health Awareness Week community awareness efforts, our free peer-led mental health support groups, our support of Crisis Intervention Team trainings for area law enforcement and more.