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Scott County notes: Oct. 20

Project Linus day is Saturday

Local quilters and others who want to put a smile on the face of a child in need are invited join the Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day, hosted by the North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

"Quilters of all levels are invited," said chapter coordinator Angie Parks. "If you're a pro or just starting to learn, come join us. If you don't sew, don't worry. We have fleece blankets and other projects that are easy for any skill level and age. All you really need is the desire to help a child."

The group's mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort through the gift of a new, handmade blanket, quilt or afghan to children who are seriously ill or traumatized.

The North Central Kentucky Chapter covers Scott, Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, Bourbon and Robertson counties. Its blankets are distributed through hospitals, health departments, judicial agencies and funeral homes, among others. To date, the chapter has donated 3,905 blankets.

To find out more about Make-A-Blanket Day or the North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus, contact Parks at katielee369@hotmail.com or (859) 539-3732. Donations of new, handmade blankets or materials also can be left 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.

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