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Winter items to be left around Duluth

T11.30.2017 -- Steve Kuchera -- 1201117.N.DNT.YarnC1 -- Yarn Harbor owner Kathy Thomas sits behind a fraction of the knitted items donated for this year’s Warm Up the City event. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com

Winter hats, mittens and scarves will soon be placed around Duluth that people can take if needed.

Yarn Harbor is collecting winter accessories for its annual Warm Up the City event, in which it leaves those items on fences, trees and street signs for those who need them.

"We live in Duluth, Minnesota and everybody needs a hat and scarf and some mitts. It's just another way of getting some stuff out there that's accessible for the public to grab. Not everybody can afford a new hat every year," said Yarn Harbor owner Kathy Thomas.

Handmade or purchased winter accessories can be dropped off at Yarn Harbor, 4629 E. Superior St., until 5 p.m. today. A label will be attached to each item that states, "I am not lost. I need a good home. If you need me, please take me home with you."

The items will be distributed around the city by volunteers on Saturday morning. Thomas said they hope to have a large group of volunteers, who will each be assigned a bag of items and a neighborhood in which to distribute them. Anyone interested in volunteering to distribute the items on Saturday can sign up by contacting Yarn Harbor at (218) 724-6432.

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