ROME — Six adventure girls recently learned how to use a torch and weld their own metal garden stakes and hanging pieces with Eda and Dave Benttinen of D&E Metalworks. Girls in grades 2-6, from across Maine, try new hobbies in different career fields each month.

Participants learned how to make custom welding work, learned about the safety measures necessary in the field and used soap stone to design and trace individual pieces. Each adventurer cut her piece using the torch, guided by Eda, and learned how to grind the pieces with Dave.

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