Iowa News

Knitters sought for Iowa City tree project

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Volunteers are being sought to knit colorful sweaters that will adorn trees in downtown Iowa City.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the project is part of the Iowa City Downtown District's Tree Huggers Project.

Officials have selected and measured nearly 100 trees.

Sweater kits tailored to a specific tree's dimensions have been provided by Home Ec. Workshop. Alisa Weinstein of Home Ec. Workshop says each tree will be wrapped in 5 feet of knitted sweater.

Karen Kubby is president of the downtown district's 19-member board. She says the sweaters are "just another way to add color to the fall and to have lots of people participating and doing something downtown."

Organizers plan to put up the sweaters on Nov. 4. The sweaters will remain throughout the winter.

Top Videos

Latest News

This Week's Circulars