This year the club donated half of the proceeds from the raffle to The Sonshine Ranch for at-risk children. It is in Camden County, and the directors are Sharon and Gerald Hauck.

The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club’s raffle project for December 2016 was a beautiful hand-carved Nativity scene.

Each year the club picks a children’s charity to donate money to. This year the club donated half of the proceeds from the raffle to The Sonshine Ranch for at-risk children. It is in Camden County, and the directors are Sharon and Gerald Hauck.

The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Camdenton United Methodist Church. Beginners are welcome.

There is usually a carving project around 4 before the meeting. Also, there is open carving weekly at the senior center at the following places: in Laurie on Wednesdays from 12:15; in Camdenton on Thursdays at 9 a.m.; the new senior center in Osage Beach on Osage Beach Parkway on Tuesdays at 9 and also the first and second Thursdays.

In Lebanon there is a carving group on Wednesdays at 9 at the Peggy Summers Library.

For more information about the club call President Stan Kasiske at 417-532-3999. The club’s web-site is: lakeozarkswoodcarvers.org.