Saturday , 23 June 2018

Reel McKinney: Woodcarving Is Not a Young Person’s Sport. Stuart J’s Lens Visits with Gil & Helen Rogers to Learn the Secrets

By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff

One of TownSquareBuzz’s longtime readers contacted me several weeks ago with a suggestion for Stuart J’s Lens. His recommendation was a couple by the name of Gilbert and Helen Rogers. I soon came to learn what makes them so special.

Octogenarians, (he is in his 80’s and she is close to), Gil and Helen lead a group every Friday at the McKinney Senior Recreation Center in the art of… Woodcarving! They joined the center eight years ago as a way of meeting a few new friends and today there are upwards of 60 people who join them to learn and master the woodcarving skill.

I got quite a kick chatting with them and I suspect you will enjoy listening in.

It surprised me to learn that one can participate at the McKinney Senior Recreation Center at the young age of 50. The Center offers a wide variety of activities, including woodcarving with Gil and Helen, and have arms wide open for new members and guests.

McKinney Senior Recreation Center
1400 S. College St., McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-7491


Stuart J’s Lens provides the opportunity to get to know some of the more interesting people and personalities in and around McKinney. If you think you have a story to tell, or know someone that does, send me an email at and tell me all about it.

About the Author
Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney. His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on Follow Stuart of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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