Monday, July 25, 2016
Grand Re-Opening of the Quilt Corner in Central
Paula and I tripped over to Central this morning for the Grand Re-Opening. It might sound far, but it really is not too far. While it is not really "central" it is sort of on the "edge" of Baton Rouge.
The Quilt Corner moved across the wide parking lot to larger digs. Tall ceilings and no walls made the space feel HUGH!
The Mayor of Central and the Central Chamber of Commerce came to the Ribbon Cutting. Margaret Chair, the owner, has the huge scissors and my friend Joni is running the cash register!
I didn't win anything, I got 10% off 3 fat quarters, perused some really nice fabric and spun the wheel to win a postcard something or other. I chose to leave it for others to take.
While I was fondling fabric, I talked to a quilting friend whose son was a policeman in Florida. He and Deputy Brad Garafola grew up together and began their careers together at the East Baton Rouge Parish Deputy's office. He was here to mourn his friend.
The third of the funerals was today. Once again, the city shut down in stages as the procession moved through the neighborhoods Officer Montrell Jackson patrolled. All three processions passed by what they are calling "End of Watch", the place where they were killed on Airline Hwy.
Tonight, over 70 restaurants will donated 25-30% of their sales to the Fallen Officers Fund and the officer's families to help them with costs.
There is still one officer fighting for his life, he was shot in the head and chest, I think he is still in a coma. But I am not sure if it is medical or otherwise.
So sad.........what a waste of great men.