Kindred wood worker donating to silent auctionKindred, ND (WDAY TV) - Tomorrow you can help women in need. Ken Sperry hand makes everything from picture frames, tables, and chairs, all the way to boats. His furniture will be auctioned off in hopes to raise money for his local church.
Tomorrow you can help women in need. Ken Sperry hand makes everything from picture frames, tables, and chairs, all the way to boats. His furniture will be auctioned off in hopes to raise money for his local church.
Ken Sperry, a one time bee-keeper, says wood-making has always been a part of his life. His father was a wood worker and taught at the local high school.
Ken Sperry - Wood Maker: "It carried over, he taught me the fundamentals of wood-working and I just stayed with it."
His family bought tools to repair equipment on the bee farm, and used those tools to fulfill his hobby of wood-making. Ken has been designing furniture for more than 65 years, but has recently decided to donate his furniture to his church.
Ken Sperry : "Well I decided when I saw that I was piling up more stuff than I could get rid of and here is a chance to put it in a place where it was needed."
Calvary United Methodist Church in Kindred is holding a silent auction on Ken's furniture. The proceeds will go towards the Virginia Project, a mission for women who have gone to the YWCA Shelter. The money raised is to help women to get back on their feet.
Janice Rustad - Church Member: "This is very important to us and it's a very big project for Ken to get this all together and bring it to us so we really appreciate all the work that he has done over the years especially now when we can be apart of his many items."
A hobby Ken says he enjoys doing is also helping those in need.
Ken Sperry: "I'm happy to give it to somebody that can really make good use of it."