Family donates Charles City woodworker’s Catholic-themed art to archdiocese

Retired carpenter carved religious figures and scenes

By Daniel Charland
Witness Correspondent

CHARLES CITY — The Archdiocese of Dubuque has recently been graced with the donation of several high-quality religious wood carvings from two sisters, Malinda Jones Welton and Tara Lane. These carvings were among many that they inherited from their late father, Martin Jones. According to Malinda, her father had an affinity and love for wood for as long as she can remember.

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