NCCW Grand Opening on December 7th began with a flag raising ceremony
In honor of the Fallen Heroes of Pearl Harbor, all the military, past present and future, in honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela and in dedication to the opening of NorthCoast Community Woodshop. Assisting in the flag raising were: (left to right), Ed O’Halloran, a USMC Veteran, Pat Hastings, Sr. Lead Man for the City of Sheffield Lake and Gene Fox, USN Veteran and President of NCCW.
Mayor Dennis Bring (left) lends a hand to Mark Yourich (center) and Ed O’Halloran (right) in a wood glue up demo.
This was one of many demos given throughout the day. Gluing up wood sounds simple but it’s not as simple as it sounds. So, Mark Yourich presented a hands on demo on how to do it. Mark needed more hands than he had so, Mayor Bring and Ed O’Halloran jumped in to help
And the Winner Is…
NCCW is striving to become a non-profit and relies solely on funds generated from membership dues, donations from the general public and fundraising events. We had several fundraising events leading up to and going on during our Grand opening. We are happy now to announce the winners.
Raffle for a free massage from Massage Envy valued at $79 – Henry Kowal
Raffle for a free facial from Massage Envy valued at $69 – Carl Kosakowski
Raffle for a $50 gift card from WoodCraft – Bob Maupin
Raffle for a custom made wine bottle stop valued at $30 – Electa Clarke
Raffle for a custom made wine bottle stop valued at $30 – Shirley Gilreath
Raffle for a free one year membership to NCCW valued at $250 – Bruce Beard
50/50 valued at $113 – Bill McCracken. Bill actually gave his entire prize back to NCCW to help further support NCCW. THANK YOU BILL!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Entertainment by Jamie Horten and Sarah Moore.
Sarah Moore, (left) and Jamie Horten, (right) both local musicians and singer song writers, entertained us with Holiday / Christmas songs and original music. Jamie and Sarah have a Christmas cd available for sale at just $10 and are available at the shop.
Not pictured is Zachary Wall who also entertained us for the second half of the Grand Opening. Zach is also a local musician, singer and song writer.
are likeminded people who came to see what NCCW was all about? Many liked what they saw and heard and they joined that day with some saying they will be back in the coming weeks to sign up. A great time was had by all. There were wood shop how to demos, food, music and people meeting people and making new friends.
Rob Kaderbek (left) and Tracy Paluch of Sheffield Lake
Rob and Tracy (members) are in the NCCW Store /Display room looking at crafts that were made by members in their own home wood shops. These crafts are on display to give some ideas of what can be made in the NCCW shop. There are no limits to what can be made. The NCCW Store / Display room is where members can display items that they made or sell the items. We will also have items for sale that are useful in the shop.