Maxia apartments raffles quilt, seeks improvements to facility

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Maxia apartments, in conjunction with Tyronza Housing Authority, is hard at work to raise funds to improve its facilities. The group hopes to purchase new furniture for two lobbies in the building.

Trish Barton, manager of the apartments, said that the new furniture would give the building a homier feel. Currently, metal folding chairs are available for guests or housing authority customers who choose to sit in the waiting areas.

The latest fundraising effort began with a donated quilt from Debra Watts of Tyronza. The home-sewn quilt features a blue and white fly-pattern design. Residents of Maxia apartments worked diligently to trade chances to win the quilt for donations. The quilt was also on display at the Tyronza Stars and Stripes Jubilee held earlier this summer.

Last Thursday, residents were on hand as a winner was drawn. Tera Carrizales of Denwood was the lucky recipient of the quilt.

In all, the residents sold over 150 tickets to raise $164 for the cause. Added to proceeds from previous benefits, the organization now has $240 to put towards new furniture.

"It will probably take a few more fundraisers to be able to buy what we need," Watts said. "But we're certainly getting closer. We appreciate everyone's help."

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