Time for black arm bands in central Illinois
Unless something miraculous happens in the next 10 days (and the odds are NOT good) Woodcraft in Peoria will be closing their doors for good. Having worked there for the past 5-1/2 years, it is tremendously stunning to me. Not that I couldn't see it coming, I could. Not being able to do anything about it is disheartning. The store, for those of you who never had the opportunity to shop there missed an enjoyable venture.
The staff are knowedgeable, friendly, and helpful.
I can't really imagine not having them around.
For those, both local and from a 150 mile radius of Peoria, who were kind enough to support our efforts to keep the store open, and became part of our family, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
On a more hopeful note, I intend to continue teaching Woodturning. I am in the process of moving my supplies into another location, which has to be totally gutted and renovated. It looks like a 2-1/2 - 3 month job. Anyone interested can email me at "MHWoodturning@Hotmail.com" with the type of class you wish to pursue. I have 30 students already signed up for various classed. Once I have your Email address, I will be sending out a monthly Email that will advise you of the status of startup and a complete set of details concerning the classes.
Good Luck to you all!
Remember------------------ if you don't support local businesses, all you will have is the INTERNET.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"