The Yarn Lovers group from the Woodburn Branch Library made 54 scarves for the 2017 Indiana Special Olympics during 2016. This is the most scarves the group has ever made for the Special Olympics since they starting doing this in 2011. The colors were selected in collaboration with the theme of the Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games and Polar Plunge events in 2017. The scarves are given to the athletes, volunteers and supporters at the State Winter Games and the Polar Plunges. The Polar Plunges scheduled to start in February are fund raisers for the Special Olympics. You can find the schedule for the plunges on the Polar Plunge Calendar
If you are not familiar with the Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-around sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual challenges. It reaches almost 11,000 athletes across Indiana. The Yarn Lovers are very proud to be able to contribute to this great organization.