Knit-A-Thon allows students to give back to kids in need

Students in La Crosse used the Martin Luther King Junior Day to serve others.

Viterbo University students are holding the 2nd annual Knit-A-Thon on campus Monday.

Students are creating knitted squares that will be used to make blankets for Project Linus.

The national project, named after the Peanuts comic character, provides blankets to children in need of comfort.

Knit-A-Thon organizers say each square is part of a larger effort across the country.

“I just kind of decided that it might be something fun to do, I know a lot of younger people are getting more involved in knitting, so I just thought it would be a fun thing to bring to Viterbo,” said Kristen Nyholm, Viterbo University academic advisor.

Students will continue their knitting work this weekend as part of Viterbo’s Service Saturday.

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