Valley Grange seeks ‘banketeers’ to create for children in need

GUILFORD – Valley Grange of Guilford is sponsoring a blanket-making event on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. until noon, and volunteers are needed! Organizer Pat Engstrom notes, “no sewing skills are needed. If you can measure, cut a straight line with scissors or tie a simple knot, you can become a ‘blanketeer’ and help support Project Linus. We’ll show you how!”

Project Linus, a non-profit organization, provides homemade blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Similar events in previous years have resulted in dozens of blankets being made by a diverse group of volunteers. 

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

All supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Enstrom 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 Street.

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