Pat Furtere 1st VP of the Loveland Woman’s Club and Tim O’Grady the guest speaker at the Loveland Woman’s club meeting on March 10


by Ann Barfels

Loveland, Ohio – Tim O’Grady, a co-owner of Whistle Stop Clay Works in Loveland,  presented the program for the Loveland Woman’s Club March 10 meeting. Entitled “Street Art”, Tim shared his unique interest in Manhole covers which started in 2007.

The Brooklyn NY native says, “I want people to understand what they  are walking on.” The iron discs that we see in streets started around 1800 and were originally 28 inches in circumference and allowed access to the pipes, etc. below the surface. Using catalogs of these early covers, Tim makes clay replicas which usually take two to three months to complete including firing and glazing. Tim’s next project is recreating 40 Route 66 highway markers. None of these are for sale.

Hostesses for the meeting were Pat Furterer, Becky Giver and Carolyn Finn. The raffle total, which will be added to the scholarship fund, was $184.00.

Becky Giver, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee announced final plans for the  “It’s In The Bag…And Beyond” event, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25. This is the major fundraiser for the club which annually provides several scholarships to Loveland High School graduates. This event has now been canceled until further notice, due to the Coronavirus situation.



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