Quilts of Valor Donation 2018

The Bellevue Chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted its 39th annual Banquet on Saturday, August 25 at Horizon Hall. During the event, a special Ducks Unlimited limited edition painting honoring veterans was auctioned and brought $550. The painting was purchased by Jesse Kilburg, who donated the painting to the Bellevue American Legion. Ducks Unlimited then donated the $550 to the Bellevue Auxiliary Quilts of Valor organization. The painting was stuck at $200 during the auction, when Bud Schroeder literally gave the shirt off his back to up the price. Kilburg said he would give $550 if Schroeder gave him his Ducks Unlimited polo shirt, which Schroeder did in front of the entire room. Pictured from left are Jesse Kilburg, Pat Ries of Quilts of Valor and Bud Schroeder.