I don’t know if this is the appropriate location to post this but hopefully it’s ok and will be seen too.
My wife is one of the organizers of the event listed below and she just gave me the info about it.
I know the timing is real short, but if anyone wants to help that’d be great.
One of the things they’re looking for are pinewood car bodies for kits they plan to package.
Another would be pens, small boxes, or whatever else you make and would be interested in donating.
Here’s the info:
Marion County’s Newest Farmers’ Market is planning an Event for October 24, 2009.
The Event is a fundraiser for Interfaith Emergency Services.
One component of the fundraising is called Kids Play for Charity. This component will feature carnival type games that were typical during the 1940s & 1950s. Local youth are creating the games with the help of adult volunteers.
Naturally, we need carnival type prizes to give away to the kids playing the games. Since this is a Farmers’ Market Event that encourages buying local, and raising up farmers and artisans, we are searching for prizes that are made in the USA. This has been a difficult task since most such small prizes come from China.
One of the adult volunteers has located wooden toy parts but the bodies for the toy cars and trains need to be cut from plywood. The idea is to give as prizes wooden car & train kits.
Need woodworkers to cut out the bodies for these kits.
Also, would welcome donations of carnival type prizes that have been made locally or from other areas of the USA.
We need 100 to 200 prizes.
-- Gary, Florida