The Fort Hope Experience
It was a beautiful Saturday for the Fort Hope fundraiser! 6 of our carvers participated as volunteer members of the event, with 4 members carving and 2 members not carving but demonstrating their skills in the blacksmith shop. Dave Dignam generously donated one of his pieces for the event auction, and Dick Marshall donated a piece to the raffle. (Please excuse me if I'm neglecting to mention any other donated pieces) A great number of visitors stopped by the booths, and several expressed interest in dropping in at our Tuesday sessions. We were thoroughly entertained by our carving and blacksmith friends (both by their demonstrations, stories ( big yarns) , and suggestions to eat extra servings of ice cream cones ...you know who you are!) as well as by the many other enjoyable activities at the site. A fun time was had by all. We wish Fort Hope much continued success in supporting children in need as well as supporting as formerly trafficked individuals. Thanks to them for asking our carvers to be a part of their special day. www.forthope.org.