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THE REGISTER-HERALD: Turning wood and building community by Jackie Whetzel (09/25/2019)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
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THE REGISTER-HERALD:  Turning wood and building community by Jackie Whetzel (09/25/2019)

A group of locals hope woodworking skills, ranging from carving and whittling to woodturning and even furniture making, will serve as a ministry to help former incarcerated or low-income individuals become more involved in the community.

The new outreach program called “Harmony Wood Arts” is a collaboration among Hope in the Mountains (an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church), the West Virginia Wood Turners Association and Academy of Creative Arts.

The organization says the goal is to give Beckley area residents an opportunity to make beautiful objects and learn new skills while making new friends, building confidence and adding skills to make individuals more employable.

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