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Section of AIDS quilt to be on display

December 01, 1999

A section of The Names Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Hagerstown Community College today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Athletic and Recreation Community Center on the HCC campus.

The display is open to the public. There is no admission charge.

The art club will display a signature square for visitors to sign. Pi Theta will distribute pamphlets and information on AIDS.

The quilt has more than 83,279 names that represent 20 percent of all U.S. AIDS deaths.

Names of victims of AIDS on the quilt include: Arthur Ashe, tennis player; Perry Ellis and Halston, fashion designers; Rock Hudson, Anthony Perkins, and Robert Reed, actors; Liberace, musician; and Ryan White, AIDS activist.

The quilt consists of 42,960 panels and is made from such items as bubble wrap, burlap, buttons, car keys, condoms, cowboy boots, cremation ashes, dresses, feather boas, first-place ribbons, flags, human hair, jewelry, Legos, love letters, merit badges, needlepoint, paintings, photographs, quartz crystals, silk flowers, stuffed animals, and wedding rings.

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For information, call 301-766-4422.

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