A Blacksmith's Act of Kindness

September 21, 2014

Earlier this month we witnessed volunteers, philanthropists, LACF staff and board members, homemakers, and other community leaders join their strength and raise the walls of the veteran home being built by Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity.
The day was filled with joy, tears, and the promise of hope. Building part of the home at LACF was very meaningful to many of our staff, especially our blacksmith, Alex Bashta. His passion for the blacksmithing craft knows no boundaries, which is why he made a beautiful dinner bell for the home.
Everyone at LACF was touched by this noble gesture, and we are sure the family will appreciate Alex’s act of kindness and friendship.
Thank you Alex for taking the time and doing this! Without further ado, here are a few pictures of Alex’s dinner bell creation and the wall-raising event.

When you visit LACF stop by Alex’s show and learn about this admirable craft and it’s role in our continued existence! Watch the video below to see Alex at work right here at the Fair:

One Comment

  1. Alex is a wonderful man. We visited the LA County Fair last year with our 10 year old son Jayson who was on hospice at the time after a long battle against Stage IV Neuroblastoma. Alex chose Jayson as his helper for the show which was such an amazing gift to Jayson as he wanted to become a blacksmith. After Jayson’s passing we were able to get in contact with Alex and have become friends through social media and we are thankful to have Alex and his wife in our lives. He shared a beautiful moment with our son just weeks before he passed away and we will remember it always. I’m not the least bit surprised to see he is helping others as well.

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