Nov. 10, 1999
A portion of the original AIDS Quilt, which was completely assembled in 1996 and displayed in Washington D.C., will be on display November 30 December 2, at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. The community is invited to view the quilt, free of charge, in the all-purpose room at Lebanon-HACC from noon to 8pm on Tuesday, November 30, 8am-8pm on Wednesday, December 1, and 8am-noon on Thursday, December 2.

HACC-Lebanon students from the Student Activities Council and honor students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa are working together with faculty to bring a section of the quilt to the Lebanon community in recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1. "The quilt is a mosaic of people's lives," says adjunct instructor and project coordinator, Annette Beamesderfer. "It reminds us that there are mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, who have died of complications from AIDS. Exhibiting a portion of the AIDS quilt and recognizing World AIDS Day helps people deal with their loss, and shows the community that the disease can affect their neighbors, even their own families. It¹s quite moving."

The AIDS Quilt is a compilation of memorial quilts created by people who have lost loved ones to AIDS. The portion of the quilt that will be on display at Lebanon-HACC is part of a larger quilt, which, in its entirety, stretches across the entire Mall area in downtown Washington D.C.

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