Project Linus earned the lighthearted title of "Molly's Folly" among Kiwanis insiders after Chair of Youth Activities Molly Reid and the Altus Enlisted Spouses' Club President Dorene Norofsky reported spending more than two hours and $1,000 picking and purchasing the coordinating fleece fabric at a local store for each of the 50 fleece blankets, including the donation to the spouses' clubs.
"The monies were voted to do this project," Reid says defiantly, referring to the slanderous assault on her good name. "When I take all of these into the Kiwanis and stack them all up, they will not be calling them 'Molly's Follies' anymore!"
Renee Jantzen, wife of Kiwanis district governor of Texas/Oklahoma, chose the popular nationwide philanthropy for the club to adopt this year, providing blankets to the local Department of Health and Human Services, the American Red Cross and police departments to distribute as they see fit. Finished blankets will include 10 baby, 15 toddler, 15 teenager and 10 adult sized double-sided fleece throws.