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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 28, 2014

Special Olympics Iowa scarf project underway

Jul 23, 2014

The Special Olympics Iowa Scarf Project is back for 2015 by popular demand.

Knitters and crocheters across the state will be creating and donating scarves, hats, mittens or “earmuff” headbands that will be given to Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and volunteers at the 2015 Winter Games in January in Dubuque.

The knitted or crocheted scarves, hats, mittens and earmuffs can be in any pattern, but need to be made from Red Heart Super Saver yarn in this year’s colors of claret (No. 0378) and aran (No. 0313).

The donated items will be distributed during the banquet to people between the ages of 8 and 88.

Fairfield has sent quite a few scarves in the last few years for the state project, according to Sheila Clements of Fairfield.

Any one who makes scarves, hats, mittens or earmuff headbands for the project can call Clements at 469-5076 to have the local donations picked up and taken to the state Special Olympics office.

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