Woodcarvers Club makes and raffles chess set

Larry Matney

PebbleCreek Woodcarvers Club members hand carved a custom designed chess set and raffled it to raise funds for the Woodcarvers Club. The raffle winner was picked at the end of the Meet the Artists Show and the winner was Bill Van Trump.

The chess set was created in late 2017 and early 2018 by the following individuals:

*Jeannette L. McElroy: Created chess set design, carved prototype pieces and performed detail work

*Lyle Chrisman: Carved Kings (Geronimo)

*Kathy Stauffer and Mary Ellen Turnmire: Carved Queens (Sandra Day O’Connor)

*Rich Schmidt: Carved Bishops (Father Kino)

*Tom Wick: Carved Knights (Wyatt Earp’s Horse)

*Gerald Findley: Carved Rooks (Tower at South Rim of Grand Canyon)

*Chuck Schuldt and Tom Wick: Carved Pawns (Barrel Cactus)

*Gordie Andersen: Made Cut-outs

*Elaine Rajeski: Carved Bases

*Dean Harper: Created Chess Board

The Woodcarvers Club would like to thank everyone that purchased a raffle ticket. The funds will help the club to improve equipment and carving resources.