NSCC Grad Helps Chase the Chill
Kecia Rideout ’02 is using her talents to help others in her Lynn community and encouraging others to participate and do the same. As part of a December 5th “yarn bombing” project called Chase the Chill, Kecia and others who knit or crochet will tie knit scarves and hats on telephone poles, meters, trees, fences and more throughout Lynn, offering warmth to those in need. Each item comes with a tag noting “I’m not lost — take me if you are cold.”
Kecia, a 2002 graduate of NSCC’s liberal arts program, works as a Training Center Ambassador at Dish Network in Wilmington. She volunteers her time and talent with Chase the Chill, describing it as the perfect way to share her love of knitting while helping those in need.
Chase the Chill started in 2008 and word spread primarily through social media channels. It is described as a combination of art, community, charity and goodwill — an annual happening with a cause. Kecia and friends heard about it last year and began the Lynn group which now numbers nearly 40. They have enjoyed participating so much that they are already committed to next year as well and hope to spread the movement, welcoming all who may be interested to join them. Group members gather on Sunday afternoons at Circle of Stitches in Salem, MA (66 Wharf St), to work on projects together. Kecia said “All are welcome to join and enjoy this relaxing hobby while helping the community.”
To learn more, check out Chase the Chill Lynn MA on Facebook.