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Keeping time

Fox Run woodworkers build grandfather clock for charity

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August 20th, 2014
men building a grandfather clock

One of the many amenities at Run is a woodshop stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and all kinds of hobby supplies. This spring, eight resident woodworkers joined forces to complete a fun project that will ultimately benefit their neighbors.

The gentlemen spent more than a month hard at work building a vintage grandfather clock. They constructed the handsome clock from cherry wood with a medium-brown finish. The stately grandfather clock weighs in at 75 pounds and measures 81 inches high.

The altruistic hobbyists donated the clock to the silent auction at Fox Run’s annual gala to raise money for the community’s benevolent care fund. As a not-for-profit community, Fox Run is dedicated to supporting residents who have experienced an unforeseen change in their financial situation beyond their control. The Home for Life Commitment provides several options for residents to protect their future. 

Don Boufford, one of the residents helping to construct the clock, estimates that the clock’s retail price would be $4,000.

“We hope to raise a few thousand dollars with this clock,” said Don. They did, raising over $11,000!