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Updated: 02/14/2018 08:30:00AM

‘It all starts with a block of wood’

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Vice President of the Englewood Carving Group Tony Armagno is a master carver who has been doing the craft for decades.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Dawn Mayes, pastor at Englewood Community Presbyterian Church, left, receives donated handcarved birds from Englewood Carvers President Bill Mazzola and Vice President Tony Armagno. The wooden birds will be given to cancer patients and those suffering from anxiety.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
Ron Eddy is a member of both the Englewood and Myakka River Woodcarvers.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Ben Strunk carves an angel.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Sandy Wolf says she doesn't know how to draw but she can carve.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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“They are meant for people who are going through chemotherapy, dialysis, are depressed, in recovery, have anxiety, cancer or are wounded veterans.”

— Bill Mazzola,

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