Friday, May 19, 2017

Community Event - Walk for Wishes at Main St Square in Rapid City, SD

The Rapid City Woodworkers Association supported the Knecht Home Center booth at The Walk for Wishes event on May 20, 2017 at Main St Square in Rapid City, SD - with setup starting at 8 am.  The event starts at 8:30 and runs thru Noon.

Attendees (10):  Danny and Mary Green, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Paul Douglas, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Ed Pike, and Jerry Hood.

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.  Danny and Mary Green brought the 3-track racer for the kids to test out their cars after coloring.  This was a fun community event. 

It was a good turnout, weather was super, good responses from the kids, about 85 blank vans were colored by kids both young and older, and money was collected in the jar for Make-A-Wish.  Highlight of the day:  We got to watch a four year old girl get her wish - a playhouse for her back yard to play with her sisters when she was home from her frequent visits to the hospital.  It was pulled into the square by the crew who helped design and build it.

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

Here's some action from the production line:

Here is a movie from the racetrack:

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