Flood Relief for a Woodworking Editor

Woodworking editors, generally speaking, tend to be a nice bunch of folks — and sometimes they caught up in unfortunate circumstances, just like anyone else.

This has been a year of natural disasters, and one of the people hit by the effects of such a disaster was Shannon Flowers, the editor of Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazines. As a result of the flooding in eastern Pennsylvania from Tropical Storm Lee this past September, Shannon and her family were forced to flee their home and lost everything on the main and basement levels.

The publishing company Shannon works for, Fox Chapel Publishing, is trying to help out Shannon and her family, as well as her local Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, fire department, with a special fundraiser through next Monday, November 14. They’re holding a “Grab-Bag Benefit, “ in which $40 worth of books are being offered in grab bags for $10 apiece, with all the proceeds going to Shannon and the fire department. The grab bags include books focused on different topics, including woodworking, quilting/sewing, kids and teens, etc.

Recovery will take a while, but we wish Shannon and her family well.

Joanna Takes
Senior Editor

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