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Stitching with love for Project Linus

Local group sews blankets for kids in need

POSTED: August 31, 2011 11:49 a.m.

Pam Petermann, left, and Naomi Fay, right, get sewing tips from Judy King on Saturday at the Project Linus Day held by the Project Linus Greater Savannah Chapter at the Richmond Hill Public Library. (Crissie Elrick)

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The hum of sewing machines filled the Richmond Hill Public Library on Saturday when members of the Project Linus Greater Savannah Chapter gathered to create special blankets for local children in need.

Judy King, co-coordinator of the Greater Savannah Chapter, said she was glad to see a good turnout of about 15 women from the Richmond Hill and Savannah areas for the chapter’s Project Linus Blanket Day.

The majority of the blankets that the chapter makes go to local children, King said, though she noted the group sent 29 blankets to Joplin, Mo., after a deadly tornado struck the town in May.

“We donate to both hospitals in Savannah, the Red Cross, Bethesda Home for Boys, Gabriel’s House in Hinesville and more,” King said.

“It’s 99.9 percent local,” Pam Petermann, the chapter’s other co-coordinator, added.

Though there wasn’t a set goal for the number blankets for the group to make Saturday, King said making blankets isn’t limited to one of the four Project Linus days held each year.

“We’re lucky if we make 20 today, but we work year round,” King said.

Read more in the Aug. 31 edition of the News.

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