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Etowah River Woodturners Give Back to the Community

Formed two years ago in Canton, the Etowah River Woodturners (ERW) club provides instruction and enhancement of woodturning through sharing, teaching, and demonstrations. Woodturning is the shaping of wood into various objects while using a lathe.

ERW enjoys giving back to the community in the following ways:

Members work with the Beads of Courage Foundation and turn lidded bowls for children with serious illnesses. The bowls are donated to Childrens Hospital of Atlanta. Woodturning clubs throughout the United States participate in this venture, and each time a child has a procedure, he/she is given a bead of courage for his/her bowl.
Pens for the Military program provides turned pens and pencils for our active duty service members throughout the world.

Wig stands are turned for local breast cancer patients and distributed through Northside Hospital.
At Christmastime, a tree is donated to a local senior facility with ornaments turned by club members.
Local demonstrations are given to Boy Scout troops, senior citizen retirement homes, and craft shows.
ERW helps host the CCAC Cherokee Board of Education Introduction of the Arts program each spring. Students and parents from all local primary, middle, and high schools are invited to participate. Turning demonstrations are done throughout the evening.

For more information about how you can get involved, visit