Jersey Hills Woodcarving Club celebrates 30 years of carving

| 02 Apr 2013 | 05:05

    The Jersey Hills Woodcarving Club will be celebrating 30 years of continuous existence with a picnic at the Cozy Lake pavilion in Jefferson Township in April.

    With the support from Jefferson Township and the JeffersonTownship High School, the club meets at the high school wood shop twice a month during school months, and at the J.T. Public Library during the summer.

    The club began in 1983 as a natural continuation of an evening school class at the high school. The first club-wide project was a large totem pole, hand carved for the Watchung Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The totem pole, completed in the spring of 1991, still stands at Camp Winnebago. Since then, the JHWC, has undertaken several other community service projects, and has grown considerably.

    The members — men and women — meet to share their talents, tell stories, and continue to develop and preserve the art of woodcarving. The members also volunteer their time doing demonstrations at several venues including the NJ State Fair in Sussex County, Jefferson Day, the Pequest Fish Hatchery, the Ramsey Outdoor Store, Lord Sterling Park and others.

    To find out more about The Jersey Hills Woodcarvers, or get involved visit