June 21, 2001

For Immediate Release
Contact person:  Bill Dailey (501) 315-7373
Email: purplehull@juno.com
Web site: www.purplehull.com

PurpleHull Quilt to be Raffled

   The first PurpleHull Pea Festival Quilt has been completed and is now ready for display at the festival in Emerson June 30.

   Even better, some lucky person will take this beautiful work of art home with them.

   The quilt, the product of over a dozen Emerson area quilters, will be raffled off, with the winner to be announced during the festival’s “Pea-Stompin’ Street Dance” Saturday evening.  You do not have to be present to win.

   Tickets for a chance at the quilt are $2, and may be purchased the day of the festival, or from PurpleHull Pea Festival Committee members prior to the festival.  Proceeds from the raffle will go toward the festival’s goal of acquiring property for a park in Emerson.

   The quilt, designed by Kay Emmert, is predominantly purple in color, and took two months to complete.

   It will be on display in the Emerson High School new gymnasium during the festival, as will other quilts made by local quilters.

   Those involved with piecing together the quilt say they intend to make this an annual event and produce a quilt for each future festival.

   The Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race will be Saturday, June 30.

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