You can make the most of the Veteran's Day holiday
by sending a handmade gift to a military member serving
overseas. Woodcraft in Spokane Valley is hosting their
annual "Turn for Troops" event Friday and Saturday.
You can create a personalized wood pen for a deployed
veteran and those in rehabilitation here at home.
Woodcraft has been doing this for thirteen years --
they estimate, customers have made more than 120-thousand
pens for veterans.
Local woodcraft owner Nick Charles says, as a veteran
himself, he knows how much a gift like this means.
"I think there is a little bit of a personal connection
in it as well. When it gets time, after you have made
your pen and put your finish on it and write your
note, some people will actually put their email on
there. They will actually get an e-mail from the person
who received the pen they turned, said Charles.
Woodcraft will package up the pens and ship them off
to their corporate headquarters. Those gifts should
arrive to service men and women by Christmas. Woodcraft
is open for Turn for Troops until 8 p.m. on Veterans
Day and 6 p.m. Saturday.