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Quilting group gets award, cash

The Lake Country Power electricity utility selected the Lakeside Quilters of Tamarack as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy Community Award. The co-op chose to recognize the group as its members volunteer time to make quality quilts by hand and donate to people in local communities.

The quilters were awarded a plaque and $500 that will go toward materials needed for making quilts.

"Receiving this award is an absolute honor because it recognizes our mission to give handmade quilts to people in our community, such as active military personnel, veterans, and others," said Sharon Lavan, wh...