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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2007
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Make new blankies for Project Linus

Every child needs a “blankie” to feel warm, secure and loved.

If you sew, you can help meet that need during the Project Linus eighth national Make a Blanket Day on Feb. 17.

In Decatur, Ken’s Sewing Center (formerly Joy’s Creative Sewing) is one of more than 200 Janome sewing machine dealers around the country that will serve as a drop-off point for new, handmade blankets by or on Feb. 17.

According to Jeremy Clounch, who manages Ken’s Sewing Centers in both Decatur and Muscle Shoals, the blankets will be part of a national distribution to hospitals, fire departments and family service organizations for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.

A 40- by 60-inch, washable blanket made of a double layer of soft, cuddly material is preferred. Each blanket turned in means a local opportunity to win a Janome DC3050 sewing machine. Clounch said his Muscle Shoals store gathered more than 200 blankets for Project Linus last year. Decatur area residents may go there to join in a workshop and sewing day for blankets Feb. 17.

For more information, visit www.projectlinus.org or contact Clounch at the Decatur store, 1032 Fourth Ave. S.E., 351-6196.

Patrice Stewart

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