The Washington Times-Herald

September 11, 2013

Rug hooking guild announces grant


The Washington Times-Herald

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The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild is pleased to announce that it has awarded Fairlawn Elementary School in Evansville a grant designated for support of that school’s Art Department. The check for $250.00 was presented to art instructor Mendy Poole by Teresa Kinman, Treasurer of the Guild.

Hoosier Hills Guild decided to award this grant to a school in their membership area. Each member submitted the name of one school in their area and the Fairlawn Elementary School’s name was drawn at the Guild’s August meeting. Hoosier Hills members represent several counties in southwest Indiana and southeast Illinois. This is the first year for presentation of this grant.

Guild President Janice Spaulding said, “We put our heads together and decided this grant would be a great way to help a school in our area. We’re all aware that budgets for music and the arts have been cut in our area schools.”

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild was organized in the fall of 2002. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library in Washington and are open to the public. Visitors are always welcome. Besides regular meetings, the Guild sponsors the annual Wool Fiber Arts Fair each May.