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Scarves For Snowmen Helps Spread The Gospel

Created: 02/25/2014 12:46 PM KAALtv.com

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - The snowmen in the neighborhood of a Mason City church are decked out in colorful scarves, a project that brightens the otherwise monochrome landscape but has a deeper purpose.

Eight members of Trinity Lutheran Church made 24 scarves to dress the snowmen and drape around trees.

The point is for anyone who needs a scarf for warmth to take one. A sign on the church lawn says: "Sharing the warmth of God's love."

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports the idea came from a church group that knits prayer shawls. They decided to make scarves to use leftover yarn.

A few scarves have already been taken and more are being made to replace them.

The group is talking about expanding the project by making more scarf-wearing snowmen.

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Fran Cates, Becky Elsbernd and Jane Billings give a snowman a scarf.
Courtesy Mason City Globe Gazette