Quilt show benefits animals

To the editor:

The Copper Country Humane Society would like to thank all of the individuals who made this year’s Strawberry Festival Quilt Show such a successful benefit for the animals. This was the thirteenth consecutive year for the show, which is put on by the Portage Quilt House, the Portage Quilters quilting group, Superior Stitchers quilting guild, and other area quilters. Each visitor to this year’s show was allowed to cast one ballot for their favorite entry. A quilt made by Rae Louise Mattson received the most votes, while quilts by Jeanne Gooch and Maggie Dupuis tied for second. Congratulations to these talented artists. CCHS will apply the show’s proceeds to continue spay and neuter efforts and to provide shelter and medical care for the hundreds of dogs and cats assisted by the nonprofit organization each year. Thank you all for giving of yourselves to assist our community’s homeless pets.