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Under the Dome Knit-In

Sat Nov 12 10:00:00 2016

Under the Dome Knit In- helping those in need, one stitch at a time!

Knitters and crocheters—mark your calendars for the next Under the Dome Knit In on Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.! The Museum welcomes all knitters and crocheters to come down and create charity items or work on their own project. This event will be held in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom.

This quarter’s featured knitting/crocheting charity is the Red Scarf project, sponsored by the Foster Care to Success: America’s College Fund for Foster Youth.Since 1981, this charity organization has helped over 50,000 young adults in foster care achieve success in education via financial backing for college in the form of scholarships and grants, care packages and family-like encouragement, academic and personal mentoring, and help with internships and employment readiness skills.On Valentine’s Day each year, Foster Care to Success sends care packages to college students in foster care across the country. The handmade scarves by knitters and crocheters are included in each care package and become treasured keepsakes for students for many years. Scarves can be any shade of red, including red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red. The scarves should be unisex, 5 to 8 inches wide, and 60 inches in length.The Museum will be collecting completed red scarves from September 1 until November 21.Those scarves will be distributed by Foster Care to Success in February of next year.For complete information about the Red Scarf Project (including pattern suggestions), please visit http://www.fc2success.org/how-you-can-help/red-sca….

The Under the Dome Knit In is FREE and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served.All you need to bring is your own project or the materials to begin a new one.

Free parking will be available at the Lincoln Parking Deck, one block south of the Museum on Front Street. For more information or any questions, please contact the Education Department at 309-827-0428 or education@mchistory.org.


Under the Dome Knit-In