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Volunteers help create veterans parklet at Quinlan Arts Center
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Braselton residents Jean Hoopes, left, and Vietnam War Army veteran Ron Hoopes, right, work on mosaic tiles Saturday for a building project to construct a small parklet at Quinlan Visual Arts Center to benefit veterans in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes
Volunteers filled the workshop at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center on Saturday to add their creative touch in helping put together the “veterans parklet” at the center’s grounds. Ron Hoopes, a Vietnam veteran who finished his two-year stint of duty in 1970, cut stained glass in various shapes and glued them in a pattern on a slab of stone. “I’m no artist, by no stretch,” Hoopes said, as he aligned the pieces of glass on a corner of the stone to represent a star on a flag.