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Ruth Schmieg at (3 (320) 20) 286-2489, or Shirley Peterson at (320) 286-2601. Red Cross Cr oss Bloodmobile, Dassel The Red Cross Bloodmobile for Dassel has drives three times a year – April, August, and December. Willing donors can either schedule an appointment or walk in during the blood drive, which takes place at Dassel Covenant Church. Date and times are announced. The American Red Cross encourages donors to make appointments online at redcrossblood.org. Appointments can also be made by calling Meribeth Rey- nolds at (320) 275-3512. Sew Frie Friendly ndly Q Quilt uilt Guild The e Sew Friendly Quilt Guild was founded in 1997, for Th the he purpose of teaching and encouraging people to sew and quilt. There Ther are roughly 55 members in the organization, which meet meets the he second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cokato. One of the guild’s special projects is making a quilt lt each year as a group for the annual quilt show. sh The he quilt show is, typically, once a year in Dassel during Red Rooster Days in early September. Many quilts are on display, as well as small, hand-make quil quilted ted it items. (There will not be a show in 2018.) Offi cers in the or organization zation are co-chairs co-cha Marlene Blunt and Terresa Huselid, Ann Schumann, treasure treasurer; and Lind Butzin, , newsletter. If anyone is interested in joining joining, or has more questions, questions contact Marlene Blunt at (612) 816-9660 or Terresa Huselid at (320) 282-2872. Therapy Ther apy Dogs International I ternational to provide qualifi ed handlers and their therapy dogs for visitations to institutions, facilities, and other places there is a need. The non-profi t organization was founded in 1976, and is headquartered in Flanders, NJ. Therapy Dog International Chapter 252 is based out of Hutchinson. Currently, there are 20 active members in the area including Dassel, Cokato, Lester Prairie, Hutchinson, Glencoe, and Litchfi eld. The group meets at 1 p.m. the last Sunday of every other month at EZ Obedience in Hutchinson. Contact Diane Bryant at (320) 234-6085 for more information. Viewfi nders Camera Club The Viewfi nders Camera Club was founded in 1983, to promote improvement of photography skills by learning from others. The club is open n to any method of photography; photogr point- poin t- and-shoot, 35-millimeter, r, or digital. There are about t 25 members in the organization, which meets the fi rst Thursday of the month from September through May, with January off. During the months mon ths of December and May, the club c ub has a photo contest. In October, the club ho host sts s a community photo contest con test to non members. me Other projects include incl ude a shoot-out, shoot-out monthly month ly traveling travel ing trophy subjects, guest est speakers, and fi eld trips. Offi cers are Faye Kroeger, president; ident; Bob Wilde, vice president; ident; and Heidi Barberg, secretary/treas secretary/treasurer. urer. Yearly elections take place in May. If anyone is interested in joining jo ining or has any questions, contact Bob Wilde at (320) 275-3403 or Heidi Barberg Bar berg at (320) 286-5823. Therapy Dogs International is a volunteer group organized Est. 1892 W W W . M I L L E R S - J E W E L RY . C O M B R I DA L | C U S TO M D E S I G N DOWNTOWN ANNANDALE | DIAMONDS | TIMEPIECES (320) 274-5313 OPEN MON-SAT Offi cial Guide to Dassel-Cokato 2018-19 39