Terry Pooveyâ€™s grandfather taught him a thing or two about woodcarving when he was a child. But it wasnâ€™t until four years ago that he made it a pastime.
Poovey, who has won many ribbons and awards for his ability, is one of many Lincoln County residents who will participate in Saturdayâ€™s Senior Citizens Craft Fair.
The annual event will be held at Boger City United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This will be Pooveyâ€™s second time participating. He said many who attend are interested in his works.
Poovey creates walking sticks, figurines, decoys and ornaments from bass, tupelo and â€œfoundâ€ wood.
â€œI love wood,â€ he said. â€œI enjoy creating, bringing different things out of the wood.â€
Poovey is retired after 20 years with the Air Force. He now works part-time in security and spends about six days a week carving. He has several pieces in the works.
One of his favorite tasks is finding a spirit face out of driftwood.
â€œI do a lot of folk art,â€ he said.
Poovey also makes unique musical spoons. All of his original creations will join the works of other seniors this weekend at the show.
The Senior Citizens Craft Fair will include works from many seniors. Ten percent of the profits goes to the church. The remaining money goes to the craft creators.
Poovey said he likes creating art from wood for many reasons â€” creativity topping the list.
The Senior Citizens Craft Fair will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boger City United Methodist Church. Concessions will be sold. For more information call the Cooperative Extension, 704-736-8461.
by Diane Turbyfill