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‘Beanies for Babies’ at Juvenile Hall

It’s a popular program at Juvenile Hall, and it’s now in its seventh year. It’s called ‘Beanies for Babies’, where the youth incarcerated there spend their free time knitting hats. Lynn Slay is a cook at the Nevada County Juvenile Hall, and started the program. She says the kids really have really taken to it…

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The beanies are then donated to various charities-including the Freed Center for Independent Living, Child Protective Services, Hospitality House, and the Holiday Cheer senior program, among others. Slay says the kids have already met their goal of making over a hundred of them, but they’ll keep making them until after Christmas…

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Even though the program is called ‘Beanies for Babies’, the hats are made in three sizes-infant, child, and adult. Slay says they’ve made well over 600 beanies since starting the program.

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