A group known as the Sister’s Circle, through volunteer work, is making its way around Franklin County’s school system, donating blankets to all of Franklin County’s preschool students, so the children can use the blankets for taking naps during the year. At the end of the school year, the students will be allowed to keep their blankets.
According to Sister’s Circle member and Franklin County School Board member Donna Cosmato, the organization has some private funding and is accepting donations from the community. The blankets are being purchased from Walmart.
“We buy them there because the blankets have a special edging on them that allows us to finish them with a handmade edging,” Cosmato said. “We have volunteers who are working on putting crochet edges around these blankets.”
Cosmato said the three schools that the Sister’s Circle still plans on visiting include Burnt Chimney Elementary School, Lee M. Wade Elementary School and Sontag Elementary School.
“We’re working out delivery time,” Cosmato said. “When we deliver them, we take them to the kids right before nap time and I read them a cute little story. They get to pick out their blanket and then they take a nap.”
Cosmato explained that the project is going better than she anticipated.
-For more information, see the Oct. 2 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-