December 16, 2017
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Knitting Circle at Patten Free Library Helps Community

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The members of Patten Free Library’s knitting circle have been very busy lately. “We have been knitting hats, mittens, scarves, socks and blankets all year for another season of giving them out at the Food Truck sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church. We will be knitting at the Food Truck once a month and giving out coats the church collected and our homemade items” reports the group’s volunteer founder Dawn Nadeau. In addition, the knitters are conducting their annual
Winter Warmth Campaign, At this time of year, Nadeau sends out letters to more than 20 area churches informing them of the project and asking for their help in knitting items and/or donating yarn to the knitting circle. This year the group partnered with Two Bridges Regional Jail, supplying yarn to the inmates who then crocheted blankets, hats, and scarves. For the third consecutive year, the knitting circle participated in the Click for Babies, Period of PURPLE Crying Caps campaign during October and November. They made and delivered 54 purple hats to Midcoast Maine Community Action to be given out to new babies at Midcoast Hospital.