Knit-A-Thon to give warm clothes to people in need

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Local knitters have put down their needles and are getting ready to deliver their creations to people in need of warmth and comfort.

"Colorado winters are very cold and we have a lot of members of our community that are in need so we like to think about our most vulnerable," event coordinator Naomi Barlow said.

The Community Church of Christ held its 5th annual Knit-A-Thon this weekend.

Handmade hats, scarves and baby booties were packed up Sunday to be delivered to babies and cancer patients at the hospital and the homeless at Homeward Bound.

"They're always very delighted and squeal with delight whenever I bring them in and have to look through the items right there," Barlow said.

40 pieces of clothing were knitted in total and 20 more are still being finished up.

The church's Colorado Springs congregation also knit some items to donate in the Grand Valley, which will bring the Knit-A-Thon's total donations to 150 articles of winter clothing.

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