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Vista View students create, donate blankets to local hospital

At Vista View Elementary School in Burnsville, the Girls on the Run team gives opportunities for girls to gain confidence and skills while training to run a 5k race as part of a team. This fall, the girls decided to give something of themselves to help their community.

They created blankets for babies and children who may need some comfort and warmth at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. At a school leadership assembly, they announced the initiative to classmates and asked for help. Over three days, team members raised $75 to buy materials and, with their coaches, spent a collective 54 hours making 12 fleece-tie blankets to donate.

The Vista View Girls on the Run team will donate the blankets to Fairview Ridges on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 15:21