21st ANNUAL WOODFEST TIMBER TO TECH PLANNED APRIL 27-28

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WHAT: WoodFest Timber to Tech

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 (Saturday) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 (Sunday)

WHERE: Sedro-Woolley High School, 1235 3rd St., Sedro-Woolley. (Other venues: Perkins Family Farms and Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley; Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Road, Sedro-Woolley; downtown Sedro-Woolley, Ferry and Metcalf streets)

ADMISSION: Free ONLINE: www.facebook.com/Woodfest.SedroWoolley/

SEDRO-WOOLLEY  — High school students from across Northwest Washington will show their woodworking and technology skills at WoodFest Timber to Tech, April 27‒28 at the Sedro-Woolley High School gym.

Admission is free. Guests can see and vote for their favorite wood projects.

Also, the Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association and the Northwest Washington Wood Turners will demonstrate their tools and techniques. The Boy Scouts will hold the Pinewood Derby. Vendors will sell handcrafted woodwork and other products. Visitors can win prizes from the many drawings or bid in a silent auction.

“Woodworking requires great attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and those skills are valuable in all careers,” said David Vandette, of the Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association. “At WoodFest, you’ll see how our local young people have developed those skills and built beautiful and innovative projects in the process.”

WoodFest also includes activities in downtown Sedro-Woolley; English tea and tours of the beautifully landscaped Willowbrook Manor; and hayrides, chainsaw carving and wine tasting at the Perkins Family Farm / Eagle Haven Winery, just outside Sedro-Woolley.

Hosted by the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce, WoodFest enters its 21st year, and it continues to grow. WoodFest is part of the month-long Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

This year’s sponsors include: Cedar Country Lumber, E&E Lumber Inc., FastCap, Laborers’ International Union of North America chapter 292, Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association, Pacific Woodtech, Skagit / Island Counties Builders Association and the Skagit Speedway.

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