Environmental group raffles handmade quilt

The Milford Environmental Protection Initiative (MEPI) is selling raffle tickets for a handmade quilt, and will put all the proceeds into funding grants for local projects to protect and enhance Milford's natural environment.

The quilt will be on display at Treat's Farmer's Market in Woodmont and the Downtown Farmer's Market, River Street (near the Milford railroad station) on selected days in August and September. The quilt is approximately five feet square, featuring vivid blue-greens and patches of many different colors. It can be used as a bedcover, a wall-hanging, a throw for a sofa, or any other sort of decorative touch.

Raffle tickets are $3 and can be bought anywhere the quilt is displayed. For information, call Jeanne Cervin, 203-301-4250.

MEPI has a volunteer board and uses all the money from its fundraisers to support grants for projects planned by Milford citizens to benefit the city's natural environment.

Among other grants, the group has given money to buy seeds and tools for the community garden at Eisenhower Park, to support open space clean-up and watchdog efforts, and to sponsor a workshop for Milford teachers on protecting horseshoe crabs.

The raffle drawing will be noon, Sept. 20, at the Downtown Farmer's Market. Ticket-holders do not need to be present to win.