Kids Workshop and produce at Home Depot this Saturday

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Allie, left, and Brenna Green, show the result of their hard work building a Valentine Bean Bag Toss at the Home Depot Kids Workshop. The workshop will be this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

By Jon Johnson

THATCHER – The popular Home Depot Kids Workshop will take place this Saturday, Nov. 3, 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.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Emiliano Tapia-Downing, 3, hammers his birdhouse together.

For the Kids Workshop, this month the youth will have the opportunity to honor all who have served our country with a hands-on Veteran’s Day-focused workshop in which they can build a custom model military helicopter.

Once the build is complete, children may decorate 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.

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 screws to build a wooden object, which the children can then paint or adorn with stickers. The workshops are a free activity.


For the P.O.W.W.O.W event, anyone who contributes $12 (cash only) is allowed to shop for 70 pounds of produce.

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

The P.O.W.W.O.W. is a redistribution program and encourages those who receive the produce to share with neighbors, friends, family, or those in need.

The program is run by Borderlands Produce Rescue and is administered locally by the Safford Lions Club.