Wooden ornament creations to benefit “Kids Making It”

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Children and adults will have the chance to make their own wooden ornaments during a fundraiser at Lowe’s Home Improvement next Saturday.

The fund raiser to benefit local non-profit “Kids Making It” will take place at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store at 191 Porters Neck Road in the Porters Neck area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The event is sponsored by Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) and all proceeds will go to “Kids Makint It.”

“Kids Making it” provides young people an opportunity to learn how things are made, how they are marketed, and how to profit from creativity and work invested. The organization is funded by contributions from the community and grants from businesses and companies.

Members of the WAWA will set up four wood lathes in the lobby of the store to make Christmas ornaments for children to paint, which can be taken home and used as decoration or hung on a Christmas tree provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate with an adult.

“Kids Making It” is a Wilmington-based charitable organization, which provides area at-risk kids a purpose and an experience for enhancing their lives through the craft of woodworking. The organization, located at 7th and Castle streets, was founded by Jimmy Pierce.

For more information about “Kids Making It” or the event, visit the organization’s webpage.