Twelve men and one woman were awarded Quilts of Valor from the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety members. The event was held at the Grace church.
President Marilyn Kidd welcomed the guests, Marshalltown combined Legion and VFW, and Pastor Bob Kosbau. Veterans histories were read by guild members Gloria DeBower and Linda Cooper. A video from Navy veteran Jerri Sailor was shown to the large attendance.
Honored veterans were: Shen Snyder, Navy; Raymond Frohwein, Army, State Center; Kenneth Lindbloom, Navy, Navy Reserves; Charles Price, Navy, State Center; Ronald Tuttle, Army, Melbourne; Gary Buck, Army, State Center; Dan McCready, Army, Reserves; Darwin Dirks, Navy, Iowa National Guard; Mark Fricke, Navy, Seabees, Gilman; Scott Pansegrau, Marine-Iowa National guard, Toledo; Tom Snyder, Marine; Fred Rinnan, Army; Richard Wilkening, Army.
Guild members presenting quilts were: Sue Smith, Charlene Hulin, Terry Shepard, Pam Blake, Sarah Lage, Deb Kerr, Denise Starits, Sue Lawyer, Cheryl Pansegrau and Cheryl Kupka. Marvis Drew organized the event. CIQS have awarded more than 315 quilts since 2015.