First to clarify. The Over the Hill Gang refers to a location not a particular age!
According to Wikipedia: “Red Mountain lies immediately south of downtown. Many of Birmingham’s television and radio broadcast towers are lined up along this prominent ridge. The “Over the Mountain” area, including Shades Valley, Shades Mountain and beyond, was largely shielded from the industrial smoke and rough streets of the industrial city. This is the setting for Birmingham’s more affluent suburbs of Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, and Hoover. South of Shades Valley is the Cahaba River basin, one of the most diverse river ecosystems in the United States.”
Now that is out of the way, every Tuesday a talented group of Guild Members gather at the Woodworkers Education Center (WEC) in Maylene, Alabama for fellowship, coffee, and more to the point craft fine wooden toys. Donated wood is milled and sized for particular projects and everyone pitches in with drawing out, sawing, sanding, drilling, sanding, router edges, sanding, gluing and sanding a multitude of toy projects. These toys are then delivered to Children’s Hospitals and Community Ministries in Birmingham, Atlanta and Nashville.
The OTHG is open to any Guild Member and gathers at the WEC every Tuesday from 9am to 2:30pm so come on out and join us. Don’t forget to pack a lunch, we like to sit around the kitchen table family style and “chew the fat” so to speak.
Enjoy a sampling of our Toys: