Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oct 24, 2009 TOY Workshop

The toymakers in the Rapid City Woodworking Association (RCWA) began a series of workshops this weekend, as the final push to build and finish wood toys for delivery at Christmas. One of the purposes of the Rapid City Woodworking Association (RCWA) is to enhance the quality of life for underprivileged children of the Black Hills. This is accomplished through this special year around Toy Program for making and distributing handmade holiday gifts and toys to charitable organizations in the local area. Members work year around in their own garages as well as in monthly Saturday Toy Workshops to produce quality wood toys. Before Christmas, the toys are distributed to various organizations in the area.

The workshop was held Saturday October 24th, 2009, in the RCWA Shop in the basement of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 910 Wood Ave from 9 am to noon. Call Bob Buchanan at 348-2865 or Roger Bares at 484-3498 for any questions.

If you want to help build and assemble toys for the Toy Program, we can always use an extra hand. If you have the skills for running a scroll saw, we can use your help as well. If you can help between now and Christmas, call Bob Buchanan at 348-2865 or check our website for more information.

If you want to help with donations, we are currently in need of wheels and axles to make toy vehicles. Monetary donations can be mailed to our RCWA Treasurer, Roger Bares at 834 Farlow in Rapid City, SD, 57701 or dropped off at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church office at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

RCWA - October 2009 General Meeting

Tonight's agenda was a short business meeting followed by the presentation.

Presentation for the evening: "Bring in one or more of your favorite "old tools"."

The toymakers prepare for a busy October and November as they finish cars and basketball games.

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