Gifted quilts prepare Chickasaw elder veterans for coming winter

Quilter hopes to share message of appreciation and care


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 11:12am

Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw elder and veteran Jerry Pershica displays a quilt he received at the Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma City Senior Center Nov. 10.

OKLAHOMA CITY-More than 30 Chickasaw elder veterans received custom-made quilts during a Nov. 10 drive-thru luncheon, thanks to the stitch work of a Chickasaw citizen and her quilting friends.

Summer Roberts, Chickasaw Nation Senior Center manager and quilter, surprised the veterans with individual gifts as they pulled up to receive lunches at the Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma City Senior Center.

Roberts, with the help of David McDowell and Zach Burnett, who prepared the meals, distributed the quilts and thanked the men and women for their service.

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