Czech Fest quilters take hands-on approach to auction

CROSBY — The Sacred Heart Altar Society’s quilters have been stitching handiwork for the Czech Festival for longer than most can remember.

Member Pearlie Martin has been involved in the quilt auction effort for at least 40 years. Martin’s records show the group’s quilts have earned in the neighborhood of $200,000 just since the early 1990s.

The public is invited to “Czech” out the quilts and many other items at a giant auction, which begins at 1 p.m.

Barbecue and sausage dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m., and kolaches and other homemade pastries will be available.

Entertainment includes Czech music and dancers and performances by local talent. There is also bingo, booths, and games for all ages throughout the day. There is no admission fee, and parking is free at the fairgrounds parking lot on Church Street. Handicap parking is available.

For more information, please call 281-328-4871 (Ext. 10) or visit