July was a busy month and I can’t remember too many days below 90 degrees including July 16 at the Matthews Farmers Market. Eight (8) members showed up to carve and talk with shoppers about woodcarving, our club, and our next Showcase. To that end, we collected 15 names and contact information to send out reminders next year when the Showcase gets closer. For the first time we were ready with a registration sheet for those that were interested. Thanks to Bob Warner we will have a registration sheet to use at all future events we attend.
Our next visit to the Matthews Farmers Market is this coming Saturday, August 6, 2023, from 8am to 12 noon. Please let Bill Robinson know if you want to attend. We need 6 carvers to attend.
Next, we had a very successful Summer Social attended by nearly 50 members. I want to thank everyone that came early in the day to help set tables and chairs and handle the food, we had a lot of it. Almost everyone won a door prize and we collected 3 large boxes of food and $100 cash for Loaves and Fishes. Bill and Judy Dominick obtained the Great Chicken, and everybody brought about 40 feet of side dishes and desserts. No one went home hungry and we get to do it again in December at the Christmas Social. Amazing what we get every year out of our Dues.
Please remember we will be carving and spreading the word about our club for 3 days on Labor Day weekend at Matthews Alive. This Event in the past has contributed $700 to our club for our contribution to their event. We all benefit from this event and many volunteers are needed to share the load. Please sign up ASAP with Neil McGuire if you can contribute some time.
Finally, many of us will be improving our carving skills at Wild Acres from August 22-28 up in the NC Mountains thanks to Rod Gatlin. It has to be cooler there, I HOPE. There will be regular carving that week at Cathcart.
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