Valley Grange seeks blanketeers

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GUILFORD — Valley Grange of Guilford is sponsoring a blanket-making event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28 and volunteers are needed. Organizer Pat Engstrom notes “no sewing skills are needed. If you can measure, cut a straight line with scissors and tie a simple knot you can become a ‘blanketeer’ and help support Project Linus.”


Project Linus, a non-profit organization, provides homemade blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. A similar event last year resulted in dozens of blankets being made by a diverse group of volunteers.


Engstrom hopes to see the number of blankets made increased, “We have a great time doing this and truly just about anyone can help. We created quite a production line and it sometimes gets competitive! It’s exciting to realize we’re providing love in the form of ‘blankies’ representing love, security, warmth and comfort to kids.”


While supplies will be provided, volunteers are encouraged to bring scissors, rulers and masking tape. Light refreshments will be served.


For additional information, contact Engstrom at 207-564-8290 or visit the Valley Grange website at Valley Grange is located at 172 Guilford Center Road, at the corner of Butter St.

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