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Woodburn Yarn Lovers knit for the Special Olympics

by Miss Heather | Jan 18, 2017
006The 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.
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  • Miss Heather is the Children's Librarian at Shawnee Branch. She likes to bead while listening to audiobooks. She also watches a bit too many tv shows when she should be reading. Her dog, Pookah, is her only "son" and is her shadow wherever she goes.
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