Build a birdhouse at Home Depot’s Kids Workshop this Saturday

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Devin Walters, 4, paints her project during the February event.

Produce On Wheels With Out Waste program will distributed vegetables and produce in the parking lot

By Jon Johnson

THATCHER – The popular Home Depot Kids Workshop will take place this Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Thatcher location at 750 S. 20th Ave.

The Produce On Wheels With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W) program will be in the parking lot from 8 – 11 a.m. The Safford Lions Club and other volunteers will be on hand to distribute the fruits and veggies. With no qualifications, you can shop for up to 70 pounds of fresh nutritious rescued produce for a $12 contribution.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Safford City Manager Horatio Skeete holds up some lemons that were available at the Borderlands POWWOW produce event.

For the Kids Workshop, this month the youth will have the opportunity to build a birdhouse.

Once built, children may customize it with paint and stickers. 

The Thatcher Home Depot has run out of kits for the children in the past, and store representatives ask those interested in attending to register online here first, so enough kits will be provided for all the children in the future.

All workshop attendees receive a workshop apron, certificate of achievement, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The event can be a popular Saturday activity, so be sure to register here to make sure your child has a project.

The workshops are designed for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome. Workshop attendees have to be accompanied by an adult at all times. The workshop generally runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., but be wary, popular items can run out, so it’s best to make it there earlier than later. 

The workshop is easy to find, just follow the sounds of hammering – usually in the supply section adjacent to the garden center – and the buzzing of children hard at work. Projects usually consist of some slight hammering of small nails or attaching a couple of screws to build a wooden object, which the children can then paint or adorn with stickers. The workshops are a free activity.

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