Fairfield Area Weighted Blankets

Fairfield Area Weighted Blankets

The Fairfield Area Weighted Blankets group will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Joanne Ancell, 511 E. Madison Ave.

Ancell explained the group is not having its usual meeting at SunnyBrook Assisted Living because of conflicts with other summer events, but anyone interested in making a blanket can stop at her house Saturday afternoon to pick up pellets and material, and then work on a blanket at home whenever he or she has time.

Fairfield Area Weighted Blankets is open to all ages and gender, there is no charge to participate.

According to Ancell, since the local group organized about 1.5 years ago, it has given away more than 375 weighted blankets and scarves to children and adults who have autism or other physical/health concerns and find the blankets beneficial. A blanket, typically valued between $100 to $450, is given away at no cost.

Call Ancell at 472-4736.