LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – For the last six years, the directors of the Columbiana County Fair have been able to present over 400 quilts to area veterans.
On Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the group gave back to local first responders at their Operation Enduring Freedom event. It honors those who have served or are now serving our nation.
Organizers said it’s only fitting to honor those men and women who have made the sacrifice to protect our freedom.
“We started into 2010 honoring Purple Heart veterans and from that it’s grown to where we are today. The first year we did it, we only had 14 Purple Heart veterans, today we have 46 area veterans from all conflicts,” said Arts and Crafts Director Sharen Cope.
If you are looking to donate a quilt, all items must be red, white and blue and must be at least 40 inches by 60 inches, but no larger than a twin size.
Those wishing to nominate a veteran should submit the name, contact information, branch of service/first responder information to the attention of Sharen M. Cope, Director, Columbiana County Fair, P.O. Box 356 Lisbon, OH 44432.