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Library's mitten tree falls victim to virus

The Washington Public Library has chosen to cancel its annual mitten tree (Union file photo)
The Washington Public Library has chosen to cancel its annual mitten tree (Union file photo)

WASHINGTON — The Washington Public Library had decided to cancel the mitten tree this year.

The mitten tree is a tradition dating back 13 years. The project was created by the members of the Sticks and Strings, a group that meets weekly to engage in crocheting and knitting.

Previously, LeAnn Kunz, technical services librarian, said it started with group members bringing in handmade mittens and gloves but soon grew to include purchased mittens, gloves, hats and scarves.

Around 200 items are brought every year and donated.