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Students Make Scarves for Classmates in Kennewick

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Some local students are making scarves to help keep their classmates warm this winter. Fourty-eight fourth grade students at Edison Elementary School came in after school to help make 238 scarves.

They get to keep one but the rest will be given to their families and other Edison students in need. Teaching assistant Debbie Greenough says the event was a natural response to a need at Edison.

Greenough said, "About two years ago, we saw that some of our students had a need for warmer clothes and this was the way we could financially do it. When your neck is warm, your warm all over."

Some students made up to 10 scarves this afternoon. All the students said the event was fun and that they were glad to help others. Parents will help Edison officials to decide which students need the scarves.