WCMA November Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019. We will touring Channel Craft Toy Factory. Following the tour we will meet at the river House Cafe in Charleroi. The tour will start promptly at 5:30 PM with dinner at the River House Cafe at approximately 6:45PM. PLEASE NOTE HAT WE ARE MEETING ON THE SECOND THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER RATHER THAN OUR NORMAL 1ST THURSDAY MEETING.

Christmas is coming on like a storm and I’d like to invite you on a tour of Washington County’s connection with Santa Claus. Channel Craft has been creating Authentic American Toys in Washington County for over 30 years. Founded in 1983, Channel Craft outgrew Dean Helfer’s Ford step van and a cinder block garage in Morgantown to move his boomerang business back to Pennsylvania. Channel Craft purchased the Lock 4 site of Ingersol Rand’s Charleroi Plant in 1991.  Industrial CNC Equipment, Printing Production and Finishing Lines were installed and by Y2K a new distribution facility was erected on Channel Craft’s riverfront facility. Channel Craft’s customization of its recreational woodcraft has provided advertising firms the ability to promote their client’s services with “Quality Crafted Fun.” Each toy, game and puzzle can be screen printed, pad printed laser engraved or ink jet printed in full color. Thousands of toy stores, historic museums national parks and outfitters boast their business through Channel Craft’s  products and displays. Channel Craft has created millions of toys in four decades and continues to provide thousands of retailers with handcrafted American pastimes. I’m looking forward to seeing you folks at Channel Craft’s Toy Factory at 5:30 on Thursday November 14.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Janet Preteroti at (412) 269-3040. Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Channel Craft Toy Factory
601 Monongahela Ave.
N. Charleroi, PA 15022

5:30pm Tour at Channel Craft Toy Factory

6:45pm Social Hour & Dinner at River House Cafe, 506McKean Ave. Charleroi, PA 15022