Kelbley receives Quilt of Valor
For the Wausau Times
ROTHSCHILD – On Oct. 21, Marsha Otto and Marla Berg presented a “Quilt of Valor” to Army veteran, Joe Kelbley at the Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee group meeting.
Kelbley served in Vietnam, France, and Germany, 1963-66. He has belonged to various veterans groups, including the Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee, American Legion Post No. 492, Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club. For the past decade he has helped plan and raise money for the Rothschild’s Veterans Memorial Park, including the Fallen Soldier’s Memorial and Gold Star Mother’s Memorial.
Otto and Berg are volunteers who represent Quilts of Valor from Marathon City.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit group of quilters from across the country; their mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with a Quilt of Valor, in hopes of offering them comforting and healing.
The “Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee” group meets ever Wednesday at Denny’s in Rothschild, 10- 11:30 am. All veterans of any age or era are welcome. For more information, contact Mike Heilmann at [email protected] or 715-846-0166.