Crafting Cold-Weather Blankets at Northport Middle

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In response to the cold winter weather and a desire to give back to those in need, the Northport Middle School Community Service Club spent the afternoon of Feb. 13 making fleece blankets for local homeless and pet shelters.

Thanks to the coordination of fleece blanket donations by sixth-grade teacher Ms. Jen Petrie, groups of students gathered together after school to learn how to cut and tie the fleece blankets with club advisor Mrs. Linda Dillon. Each group was given the materials to make one to two blankets.

“It’s been such a cold winter, and it means a lot to know that our efforts will be keeping some people, and animals, warm,” said Makayla, one of the club’s regular members.

“This club something fun to do after school, but it’s also something that actually helps others,” said other club member Patrick, at sixth-grader at Northport Middle.

All completed blankets will be donated to Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative and the Little Shelter Animal Rescue in Huntington.