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Project Linus volunteeers sew during make-a-blanket day on Tuesday in the fellowship hall at the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this Oct. 2 photo.

DECATUR — Project Linus will hold a Make-a-Blanket Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the classrooms area of Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Project Linus makes blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Attendees will sew, knit, crochet and make fleece blankets at the event.

"Blanketeers" are competing in the Boo-Boo Kids Challenge, in which they were given a challenge fabric and the theme “My BFF,” to make a quilt illustrating that theme. Prizes are awarded based on workmanship, creativity and appeal.

Another highlight is the Kids' Choice Award. Fifth-graders at Maroa-Forsyth Grade School will judge the entries on March 21 at their school and cast votes for the quilt they feel is the most appealing to a child.

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Contact Valerie Wells at (217) 421-7982. Follow her on Twitter: @modgirlreporter

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