Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, the Purple Iris Yarn Shop, Southwest Sewing & Quilting Center and Fabrics Plus are holding their annual Baby Hat and Blanket Marathon. The Avera Marshall Foundation purchases supplies and challenges area crafters to make as many blankets and hats as they can in a six-week period. Items can be knitted, crocheted or fleece. Patterns are available.
Every year approximately 500 babies are born at Avera Marshall. Each baby goes home with his or her own hand-made hat and blanket created by area crafters. This year the need for blankets is the greatest.
Interested individuals can pick up yarn at Purple Iris or fleece fabric at Fabrics Plus beginning on Tuesday, January 11. Finished hats and blankets should be returned to the stores by Friday, February 25.