Ward art students make blankets for the needy

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By The Staff

Fifth grade students at Emma B. Ward Elementary recently made fleece blankets to donate to homeless shelters and orphanages over the Christmas season.
Art instructor Tamara Williams said fifth grade parent Jewel Bingham donated all of the fleece material for the students to work with, and the children spent about five class periods cutting and tying the blankets together.
Williams said she wasn’t sure where they would donate the 25-30 blankets, but they will probably go to a homeless shelter or orphanage in Lexington.
“I feel like we’re a little quilting bee,” she said, referring to the teamwork the students put into the blankets.
She said the students might continue making blankets into the new year.