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MHS Tiger Quilt Raises Alumni Scholarship Funds


By Tammy Moore Teague
Sharon Martin didn’t realize when she made her first Mansfield High School Tiger quilt that it would be so successful. It started when her graduating class, the class of 1965, sponsored the Alumni Reunion. That was three years ago and it generated over $400. This money went to benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund. “Linda Udouj asked if I would make one for her class to raffle as they sponsored the reunion this year. I never make two quilts alike so there was a difference in the one from three years and the latest one.” Martin admitted she worked on the project as the “mood struck” over a three year period. She said she would guess that it took her approximately six weeks worth of steady work to finish the one of a kind quilt.
“I enjoyed doing it and I am very pleased with the contribution to the Alumni Association.” The quilt was raffled off and the winner was Laura McKay Jones. “I am thrilled to know that Laura McKay Jones was the winner,” Martin said. Adding that she had known her and her family for years and that the family meant a lot to her.

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