Veterans festival

Quilts of Valor volunteers Nancy Meinzer and Kay Hoff pack up at the Veterans Freedom Music Festival art show on June 24 at the Lincoln Veterans Administration Campus. 

A sewing group from the United Church of Christ in Hallam will donate 120 handmade blankets to centers for people in need Monday.

The group will bag the blankets on Monday and deliver them to the People's City Mission, Friendship Home and other nonprofits, said member Sheryl Block.

Block said the yearly Christmas donation is something the group has been doing for several years. 

"It's just fulfilling to be able to help people," Block said.

The sewing group, which has been around for over 30 years, meets on Wednesdays year-round to make the blankets. 

In addition to the Christmas donation, the group runs a blanket giveaway for newborn babies, Block said.

They also host a emergency blanket supply for victims of disasters.

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