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Noah Project at Fir Lawn seeking 'boat elves' to help teens build crafts


May 30, 2018

PASTOR JOE Medley of Fir Lawn Lutheran Church shows off a nearly completed sailboat that models the ones teens will build in the Noah Project.

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church's sailboat-building project is gearing up for its second year and Pastor Joe Medley says help is needed.

Specifically, some "boat elves."

Medley has had a hankering for years to start a sailing program for young people, who would build their own 8-foot-long El Toro-class sailing dinghies, with 13-foot masts, and then learn to sail them on Foster Lake.

A former building contractor, Medley, 66, also has some personal experience on the water, having been a yacht club member when he lived in Klamath Falls.

This year's boat-building program, dubbed the "Noah Project" a...

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