Knitters Brighten Owego Ahead Of Strawberry Fest
An unusual art project has helped add color to the village of Owego in preparation for the annual Strawberry Festival.
Laura Eberly, one of the organizers of what was billed as a community “yarn bomb” project, says people who knit and crochet donated pieces they crafted over the past several weeks.
The sections of yarn were installed by volunteers around the Tioga County Court House and other parts of downtown Owego.
Speaking on WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now program, Eberly said there was a “great response” when the call went out for donations.
Many pieces came from members of a knitting group that gathers at the Broome County Public Library. Donations also came from residents of the Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Owego.
Boxes and bags of donated knitted squares were brought to the center of Owego. More volunteers worked to tie the pieces together and then install them to trees, posts and other objects.
The yarn creations will remain in place until after the Strawberry Festival, which is to be held June 20 and 21.
WATCH the volunteers install the colorful sections of yarn in Owego.