Scott County notes: Feb 4

The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus is hosting Make-A-Blanket Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.

A national organization, Project Linus draws on the inspiration of the Charles Schulz character Linus, who is comforted through his trials by his blanket. The local chapter was founded in 2009 by Georgetown resident Janet Walter and includes "blanketeers" from Scott, Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, Bourbon and Robertson counties. As of mid-January, the group has provided 3,159 blankets, quilts and afghans to children dealing with illnesses and traumatic life events.

To find out more, contact chapter coordinator Janet Walter at (502) 863-9726 or Donations of new, handmade blankets or materials can be dropped off 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.