For the ninth year in a row, the Marshalltown Community College Construction Technology program will hold a youth-build project on campus.
Youth ages 5 to 12 years old can attend a free workshop and build a toolbox from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. MCC students and their instructor Russ Yarrow, as well as local community leaders, carpenters and contractors will assist the children.
Only 100 toolbox kits are being prepared by the MCC students so parents need to pre-register their children for a one-hour session: 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m., or 11 a.m. to noon. MCC gives special thanks to Spahn & Rose Lumber for donating materials for the event. To register your child to build a toolbox on Dec. 7, please call 641-844-5719 by Dec. 6.
Parents are encouraged to stay and work with the children on the project. Each child will receive a toolbox kit and instructions. The toolboxes can be decorated for gifts or used by the builder to organize and hold their tools.
All supplies and tools are provided, with assistance from MCC students and their instructors. There is no charge. Coffee, cookies and lemonade will also be provided.
The workshop will be held in the Marshalltown Community College Construction Technology Building located on the northeast corner of the MCC Campus, 3700 S. Center St., Marshalltown.