Church making blankets for cancer patients

A blanket project is continuing for the third year.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, people are invited to volunteer their time making fleece tie blankets at Rockford United Methodist Church, 1934 N. Ewing St., Seymour.

Jenn Snodgrass, organizer of the project, said anyone can make a tie blanket, and if you don’t know how, you can be shown. People also can volunteer to purchase fabric.

The blankets will be given to cancer patients, Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry, Todd’s Place and other organizations in the area.

One hundred blankets were made the first year, and more than 125 blankets and 100 scarves were made in 2016. This year, Snodgrass said at least 160 blankets already have been requested.

People of all ages can volunteer for as long as they wish. Lunch will be served. Coloring activities will be available for young children.

There will be another blanket-making event Dec. 16.

To make a donation to purchase fabric or for information, call Snodgrass at 812-216-2998 or email jennemley@gmail.com. Also let her know if you have a large group coming so there are plenty of blanket tables and food.