Aids quilt returns to Hattiesburg for World Aids Day

In recognition of World Aids Day the Aids Services Coalition and Trinity Episcopal Church will display a panel of the Aids Memorial Quilt for the next week.

The quilt is available for viewing in the sanctuary of the church on West Pine Street through Sunday. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday the USM Association of Student Social Workers will have a Winter Warmth and Coffee House at the Church. Friday evening at 7 p.m. the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a Healing and Remembrance service at the church, followed by a reception.

The quilt has more than 48,000 panels dedicated to more than 94,000 individuals. It's aim is to heighten awareness in the fight against aids.

The quilt will be on display next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at Hattiesburg City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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