Thursday, May 12, 2016

Walk for Wishes - Saturday May 14th at Main Street Square

All RCWA people - please come to the Square about 8 am - we will need to be set up by 8:30 am.  Look for the Knecht booth, which will be on Sixth St. between Main St Square and the Prairie Edge.  The event lasts until noon.  

We will have blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons.  We will then install wheels on each toy.  We will be bringing blanks, wheels, axles, and glue, wheel presses, jigs and crayons.  Tables will be provided, but please bring your own chairs.  If you didn't sign up to come, but still want to come and help, please do.  This should be a fun community event.  Hope to see you there!   Bob B

Here is some more information about the event:

"Join us for our 4th Annual Walk For Wishes®, a fundraising and awareness event open to the community benefiting Make-A- Wish® South Dakota, the area's premier wish granting organization serving children. Each day, local kids are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions and their lives are turned upside down. Please help us fulfill their wishes - you have the power to help make a wish come true! The walk route is approximately 1.25 miles through downtown Rapid City. Signs will be posted along the route."

May 14, 2016

Attendees (10):  Rick Weisbeck, Ed Pike, Frank DiCesare, Jerry Hood, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Ron Fischer, Lon Gose, Bob and Kathie Buchanan

We were set up by 8:30 am.  The Knecht booth was located in Main Street Square near Sixth St. and the Prairie Edge.  The event lasted until noon
We brought blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons.  When the kids were finished coloring, we installed wheels on each toy.  We brought blanks, wheels, axles, and glue, wheel presses, jigs and crayons.  Tables were provided,  This was a fun community event.
It was a good turnout, weather was cool but decent, good response from the kids, at least 85 blank vans were colored by kids, and wheels installed, $49 collected in the jar for Make-A-Wish.  Highlight of the day:  At least six kids raced their cars on their knees the entire length of the grassy area in Main Street Square and back!

Thanks to Knechts for hosting the booth and inviting us to this event.


Click on the link below to learn more about the Rapid City Woodworkers Association activities on the main page of the website:

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