Grand Junction, Colo. – The Help Hospitalized Veterans Community-Based Arts and Crafts Center, located at 1670 North Avenue in Grand Junction, is proud to present the first ever Lego Extravaganza showing at HHV.
Two veterans of the Vietnam Era, Keith and Diana Reed, took up this hobby in 2003. They soon fell in love with the craft, and eventually found themselves building Bionicles, Star Wars, Technics, and more! With over 40 different finished models, this show promises to please all ages!
The opening reception is on Monday, August 8 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit will showcase several pieces that are remote control operated, and only available to see at the opening, or at the learning clinic (perfectly set during a school break) on Friday, September 2nd from 3:30 – 5:30 at HHV.
Keith served in Air Defense Artillery in the Army from 1964 – 1967, and again from 1971 – 1988. He served in Korea, Texas, Florida, Kansas, and did two tours in Germany. Reed grew up all over east of the Mississippi but landed in Grand Junction. He also attended Colorado Mesa University, getting his associates Degree in Drafting. Many friends also know him from his years working at the Grand Junction VAMC.
Diana served in the Air Force as a Communication Specialist for 8 years throughout the 80’s. She served mostly in Langley, Virginia and Okinawa, Japan. She grew up in Fort Brag, California. After spending some time working in the Assisted Living field for a while as well as the same security company as Keith (where they met), she enjoyed staying home with their daughter, and home schooling her. They currently reside in Grand Junction, Colorado.