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GCC TRIO students gather for blanket bee


February 17, 2021

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Caroline Herrala pauses for a photo while working on a tie blanket during the GCC TRIO program's blanket making social event on Feb. 10.


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IRONWOOD - Students in the Gogebic Community College TRIO program will stay warm this winter after learning how to make tie-blankets last week.

Students were able to pick out the material they wanted for their blanket in advance, according to Kris Michel, TRIO program coordinator. When they got together on Feb. 10 for their blanket bee, the students were given a quick lesson on blanket making and then got to work.

Michel said it took them about two hours to complete the blankets, which they got to take home.

"The nice thing was it gave them a ch...

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