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Fundraisers look to set pace for Mid-Ohio Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s

This quilt made by Tammy Williamson is being auctioned as a fundraiser for the Mid Ohio Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 18 at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. Tickets for the 63-by-87 inch purple twisted log cabin quilt are $10 and three for $20. (Photo Provided)

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fundraisers are being developed as a prelude to the Mid-Ohio Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The in-person walk will be held Sept. 18 at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown and follow all local safety guidelines. For information about the walk or those interested in participating in the Walk can contact Tammie Johnson at tammiej1982@yahoo.com, Tim Kern at kerntj@gmail.com, Walk Manager Jenny Folwell at 304-699-4759 or through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Mid Ohio Valley Facebook page.

Four fundraisers are in development.

The first is a Mother’s Day virtual auction on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Mid Ohio Valley Facebook page. The auction is a way to find a present for mothers or for yourself and to make a donation to the walk.

Items include purses, pictures, a Marvel book pillow, handmade cards and no bake cherry Swiss rolls cake on a cake plate, among others. The items are located in the American Flags and Poles and Workingman’s windows in downtown Marietta.

Bidding ends at 9 p.m. May 5. After items have been paid for, arrangements will be made for local delivery by Mother’s Day.

In another fundraiser, Tammy Williamson made a 63-by-87 inch purple twisted log cabin quilt which is being auctioned. Tickets are $10 and three for $20.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Williamson through Facebook or PayPal.me/teamstine4alz. The drawing for the quilt will be May 8 in time for Mother’s Day.

Jeremiah’s Coffee House is selling purple smile cookies and will donate $1 for each cookie to the walk.

Lura Wilcoxen created a blue and white queen-size quilt for another auction. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets will be on sale until the day of the walk. Contact jafolwell@alz.org for information about purchasing tickets.

Chairs for the Walk are Tammie Johnson and Tim Kern.

Information about Alzheimer’s and other assistance is available at www.alz.org. The Alzheimer’s Association also is holding support groups by phone or video conference. For more information, call the around-the-clock Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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