WNC artists build wooden toys for local children

Members of the Apple Country Woodworkers Club have been as busy as Santa's elves. For the last year, they've been building more than 2,500 toys that 14 agencies will get the toys into the hands of little boys and girls right here in the mountains. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Toys, toys and more toys and all of them are made with love and care. It's a holiday tradition that will put smiles on the faces of hundreds of children across the mountains this Christmas.

Members of the Apple Country Woodworkers Club have been as busy as Santa's elves. For the last year, they've been building more than 2,500 toys.

Some 14 agencies -- like the Salvation Army, the Hendersonville Rescue Mission and the Edneyville Lion's Club -- will get the toys into the hands of little boys and girls right here in the mountains.

The woodworkers said the joy they receive from doing this is priceless.

"When you get pictures back and you see the smiles on the children who get one of these toys, you say, 'Wow! I did good!' That's a pretty nice thought," Apple Country Woodworkers president Larry Vorbrich said.

Pretty nice indeed! And it seems there's no rest for the weary. Next week they'll begin working on the toys for Christmas 2019.

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