RSVP of Northwest Illinois presents anniversary quilt to HCC

FREEPORT — In celebration of Highland Community College’s 50th Anniversary and 40 years as sponsors for the RSVP of Northwest Illinois, a quilt was presented, to be hung in the Student Conference Center at Highland Community College.

The quilt top was designed and constructed by Mike Shore, RSVP director, and quilted by RSVP quilting volunteers. The traditional log cabin quilt is in the HCC school colors featuring the HCC logo in the center and reflects how the college founding members built the campus one step at a time.

Quilt photo
(left to right,) Helen Alden, Freeport, Janet Townsend, Stockton, Lucille Alden, Freeport, Dorothy Ellinor, Stockton, Mike Shore, RSVP Director, Dr. Joe Kanosky, HCC President, Therma Smith, Freeport, Eloise Pierce, Stockton, Cindi Mielke, RSVP Director, Sue Young, Freeport, Virginia Rinehart, Freeport, Mary Stevens-Laesch, Shannon, Linda Comeau, Freeport

It is quilted in a starburst pattern reflecting how knowledge centers on the campus and expands outward to the college district and beyond. The quilt will be hung in east entrance of the Student/Conference Center.

RSVP is a federally funded program by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Illinois Department on Aging and Highland Community College. RSVP provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to adults 55 and older for over 60 non-profits in the Highland Community College District. For more information about RSVP, please contact Director Mike Shore at 815-599-3491 or Coordinator Cindi Mielke at 815-599-3564.

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