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Hands-on masonry project offered by 4-H and EDC

  • Fri Apr 16th, 2021 1:30am
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Submitted by the Economic Development Council

Kids from all over the county have a chance to do a free, fun masonry project put on by the Economic Development Council and WSU Extension’s San Juan County 4-H Program. Dave Koch, retired stonemason, is donating his time and labor to create kits to do slate tile work. Kids will learn about the masonry trades and how to do the project in online sessions with Koch at 4 p.m. on May 4, 11, 18 and 25, via Zoom.

This program is free and is open to all county middle school-aged children. Kids have to join 4-H (paid for by the EDC) to participate, but there is no obligation to remain in 4-H after completing the project. However, 4-H membership will open other great learning opportunities.

To register, contact 4-H Coordinator Wendy Waxman Kern, This activity is for middle school-aged students and has space for up to 10 kids.

This is the second in series, which includes topics like electronics, firefighting, solar power, and construction.

This series is made possible by the generosity of funders of the EDC’s Trades Training Initiative, including the Raynier Institute and Foundation, San Juan County, the Lopez Island Lions Club, the United Way of San Juan County, the Port of Lopez, the Port of Friday Harbor, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Washington State Dept. of Commerce, Browne’s Home Center, and others. To donate, visit