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Workshops helps kids build gifts for dad
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Wesley Buyette, 3, builds a coin holder for his father Saturday at the Cumming-Forsyth County Farmers Market. - photo by Autumn Vetter

Wesley Buyette was all giggles Saturday morning.

The 3-year-old got up early to go to the Cumming-Forsyth County Farmers Market and by 8:30 a.m. was hammering away at a coin holder to give his dad for Father’s Day.

His older brother, Owen, was by his side, making a second coin holder for dad.

One will be for work, and the other for home, said their mother, Jennifer.

The Buyette bunch has gone to the market every weekend for about three years, she said. But getting to make a Father’s Day gift made the day more special.

“They’re always working projects with their dad and their grandfather,” she said. “But I’m never the expert, because I’m the mother. So to have somebody else working with them builds their self-confidence.”

The inaugural building workshop was offered by Lowe’s at no charge. Kimberly Wilson took her 8-year-old daughter Laini to participate in the workshop.

“Most of our crafts usually involve painting,” she said. “I like to let her get to do something she doesn’t usually get to do, like hammering. I think it’s very cute, and she had fun making it.”

Turnout was light, but everyone who participated had a great time, said Lowe’s employee Ryan Mabry.

“We volunteered our time to come out here and help the kids,” he said. “[I like] seeing the enjoyment out of them. It’s pretty neat getting to see their excitement of building something.”