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Arthur Publishing Co./Mr. Zion Publications - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 -Section 2 Page 1 WILSONS KITCHENS & MORE p:m' REFRESHMENTS SERVED Open: Fri, 9 a,m. tO7 Sat, 9 a:m, to5 L LC We have expanded our store to include clearance furniture from our local Amish Furniture Distrnbutor. ,: ':,,r,  ' ,- i  Tables, chairs, hutches, bedroom suites, end tables. TV stands and much more. One Mile North and One Mile West of Arthur 1702 CR 2300 N Arthur, IL 61911 Phone: 217.543.2408 [ Woodwrights Guild to host Fall Open Houses October 28, 29 The Woodwrights Guild, ship, enduring value and formed in early 2009, was born out of simple idea "where legendary crafts- manship meets unique de- sign." This simple idea re- mains the guiding principle of the guild today by com- mitting to use the highest quality, locally produced materials to make products of exceptional workman- % off retail pdces ruggostsavs #the yearon our  & barroom cab/ne 'See store for oomp4ete detallls. 8ale endo October 28, 20tl BuitdoF & Rernodeler= eince I 6 107 Sh Molto * Arthur, Illttl 217-543-3725 unique design. The need for the Woodwrights Guild was evi- dent long before the group came into existence. Many of the craftsmen in the area felt they were losing control of their work by simply fill- ing orders for wholesalers. Many of the shops were sat- isfied with this arrange- ment as long as the orders for their products kept pro- viding them all the work they needed. However, when the economy took a downturn, the orders also dropped off and many of the shops found themselves with little work and no ad- ditional sources of revenue. Realizing that reliance upon one or two sources for the majority of their busi- ness as a mistake, many of the craftsmen began talking with one another about ways to band to-gether to keep their businesses going. Several of the workshops met and decided they needed to find a way to pool their scarce resources as op- posed to going it alone. They realized a need to form their own group which would allow them the oppor- tunity to share each of their resources while creating quality products that ad- hered to high quality stan- dards. They also under- stood the need to diversify by embracing their origins and returning to make hand crafted products, unique in design and superior in workmanship and value for the entire home. Currently, the Guild is 11 members strong with pro- spective members waiting in the wings. To be a mem- ber of the Guild, a shop must adhere to strict guide- lines as set forth by the membership. Some of the guidelines address issues such as; a public showroom, adequate parking and ac- cess, commitment to using locally produced materials that are environmentally friendly, unique design and strict adherence to the high- est quality standards in workmanship. They all agree there is no 'T' in the group, only "Us." and they invite you to visit their shops during your time in Amish country. Join us for a "Tour Of the Shops" on Friday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. located in the heart of central Illinois' Amish and Mennonite woodworking community. See the very latest in furni- ture, cabinets, architectural millwork, contemporary de- sign and innovative prod- ucts from local craftsmen. This will mark the fifth pub- lic event the Guild has hosted since its inception. Each event has been more successful than the last as the Guild continues to grow in popularity and recogni- tion. The Woodwrights Guild continues to provide the best products and ser- vices available while striv- ing to push the envelope on design and creativity. Their next event will be the 3rd annual Arthur Home & Garden Exposition March 8-10, 2012 at the Otto Center just south of Arthur. For more information on this event contact Willard Helmuth at (217) 543-2730. iii! ii i  i i!!ii'i !ili !!!i:i, i !i:i,i  ual Tour of the "ng Shops ght Guild's Fall Open House 28 & 29, 2011 7pm i 9am-5pm heart ot: central Illinois' Mennonite community For more infomlation call 217.268.3207 or stop by the Arthur Visitor Center