So what is this event? We call it a contest, but it’s a bit more than that.
Last spring we made a call for entries to local woodworkers to make a toy, game or puzzle and donate it to the foster care & adoption program at Southwest Human Development. The organization helps place abused and neglected children with foster families. So when these kids transition to a new home, Southwest Human Development gives each one a small toy. These children typically have very few possessions and they’re coming from an unstable environment.
The toy isn’t just a toy, it’s a symbol of support.
So if you managed to complete a project and enter it, you’re a champion. By using your time, tools and skills, you’re helping to bring a little comfort and support to a child who really needs it.
The 81 projects below made this a wonderful event that celebrates the craft of woodworking and injects some goodness into the community. On Saturday November 11, we got together to browse the projects and talk with the makers while The Sonoran Dogs bluegrass band provided a soundtrack for the evening.
If you were there, we hope you enjoyed it all. Plan on coming to the next event in Spring 2018.
Thank you again for supporting woodworking with us. We appreciate all that you do.
Greg Smentek’s model truck:
(Tie) Tristan Dare’s pinball machine, Eric Larsen’s ferry boat with trucks:
Mike McKovich’s Ford wagon: