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Project Linus Blanket workday planned

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The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus invites the community to participate in a blanket workday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.
During the workday, volunteers will turn finished quilt tops into completed quilts, make no-sew fleece blankets and more. There will be something to do for any skill level – from those who don’t sew to experienced quilters.
A national organization based in Bloomington, Ill., Project Linus draws on the inspiration of the Charles Schulz character Linus, who is comforted through his trials by his blanket. The group’s mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized through the gift of a new, handmade blanket, quilt or afghan.
The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus covers Scott, Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, Bourbon and Robertson counties. Once made by volunteers, the blankets are distributed through hospitals, health departments, judicial agencies and funeral homes, among others. Chapter blankets recently have been donated to Kentucky tornado relief, as well as to the annual TAPS Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors. To date, the chapter has donated more than 2,500 blankets.
To find out more about Make-A-Blanket Day or the North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus, contact chapter coordinator Janet Walter at 502-863-9726 or craft_nurse@bellsouth.net. Donations of new, handmade blankets or materials also can be dropped at Georgetown’s First United Methodist Church, the Scott County Public Library, the Kentucky Doll and Toy Museum in Carlisle or the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.