Below is the "Official Press Release" from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware Corporation concerning their nationwide Turn-A-Thon scheduled for June 26th, 2004.
If you live near one of the Rockler Stores please contact them and let them know that you plan to be present for the National Turn-A-Thon and offer to help them setup or coordinate the event at your local store. Visit the Rockler web site for the location of a store near you and check out the Freedom Pens Project link on their main page
Contact: Kay Strait
Rockler Companies, Inc.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware Participates in Freedom Pen Project
34 Rockler stores to show support for our troops on 06/26/04
WHAT: The Freedom Pens Project is a volunteer effort designed to show support for our troops overseas by providing them with beautiful, hand-crafted wooden pens—a wonderful gift that will help our U.S. soldiers stay connected with their friends and families at home. The effort is spearheaded by the SawMill Creek Woodworkers Forums, a national online network for woodworkers.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, a leading supplier of woodworking hardware, tools and lumber, and its 34 stores nationwide will participate in the Freedom Pens project by opening its stores for public pen-making events.
WHO: Anyone who’s ever thought about working with wood—or who just wants to support our U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rockler store employees and woodworkers will be on-hand to teach the art of woodturning—the skill used to create wooden pens with a tool called a lathe—throughout the event.
WHEN: June 26, 2004
9:00 to 5:00
WHERE: See addresses on attachment
MORE: Celebrating its 50th anniversary as a family-run business, Rockler Companies, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier suppliers of specialty hardware, tools and other high-quality woodworking products. Founded in 1954, the company now includes 34 stores in 19 states and extensive catalog and Internet operations. Rockler Companies also publishes Woodworker’s Journal, a leading publication dedicated to supporting woodworkers of every skill level. To learn more about Rockler Companies, visit www.rockler.com.