We would like to thank all the carvers and their families for coming to Addison again this year. We hope most of you enjoyed their time in Addison, we enjoyed having you here.
We were again pleased to have ECHO as our exclusive Chainsaw Sponsor this year and would like to thank them for their generous donations of saws, blowers, sprayers, clothing and oil.
Jerry France (aka Grandpa Elf) again prepared a great fish fry on Wednesday night. Randy Everett made the great hush puppies again. Scott and Larry Holliday for making the chicken wings,
There was plenty of delicious fish, hush puppies, chicken and other food dishes, desert and beverages for all.
AND now for the RESULTS;
57 Chainsaw Carvers were at the festival this year.
They produced 178 Carvings for the Auction.
147 people registered for the Auction
The Auction total was $32,135.00, $2,250 more than last year. Half $16,067.50 went to the carvers. The average price per carving was about $181, $47 less than last year.
The Confluence Lions Club will donate the net proceeds from the Festival to the Somerset County Blind Center. The Confluence Lions Club has donated over $83,000 to the Somerset County Blind Center from the past 6 Festivals.
Luke Sassani won First Place with top Auction Piece of $1375. Luke won $500, an ECHO CS370-16” Chainsaw and our First Place Auction Trophy.
Michael Blaine was second with $1350. Michael won $300, an ECHO CS306-14” Chainsaw and our Second Place Auction Trophy.
Sherri McClusky was third with $725. Sherri won $200, an ECHO PB 250 Handheld Blower and our Third Place Auction Trophy.
Michael Blaine won for the “Peoples Choice” voting. Michael won an ECHO CS306-14” Chainsaw and our First Place Peoples Choice Trophy.
Vivian Sierzega-Rouse won First Place for his Sponsor Carving judged by the blind from the Somerset County Blind Center. Vivian won an ECHO CS306-14” Chainsaw and our First Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Walt Smith was second and received our Second Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Fred Gromley was third and received our Third Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Every carver that attended the Banquet on Friday night received a door prize. There were 2 ECHO chainsaws available, 1 ECHO handheld blower, 2 Echo Sprayers, ECHO shirts, hats and oil along with other items.
Rick Cox was chosen to do the Addison Park Carving for 2010. Rick did a Mountain Man. It will have the names of all the carvers for 2010 on it and is on permanent display in the park along with the six previous carvings, one for each year.
The 57 carver spit a total of $29,400 from the Auction, prize money, sponsorships, ECHO chain saws, gifts and food. This does not include individual sales.
Thanks again to EVERYONE and we hope to see many of you next year June 16, 17 & 18, the week before Father's Day.
Tom Briar and Don Winner
WENSDAY NIGHT FISH FRY;
Luke Sassani First Place With Indian and Bear
Michael Blaine second place with Indian and Eagle
Sherri McCloskey Third place with Mother bear and two cubs
Michael Blaine Peoples Choice for 2010
CARVERS AT ADDISON For 2010
Rob Stemple from the Somerset County Blind Center
talking with some of the Carvers...
A FEW OF THE CARVERS CARVINGS
"Friday Banquet and Sponser carving Winners"
"Peoples Choice Michael Blaine "WINNER""
FUN Time's, !!!
A FEW OF THE CARVINGS, CARVINGS, CARVINGS AND CARVERS AT THE AUCTION
Safty Talk by Dale Hatfield...
2 Quick Carve by Michael Blaine...
Woodspiert 20 min. Chump in a stump 22 min...
The New Barker the bear trophy
Michael Blaine Carving of Lion's Logo for Addison Park 2009
LIONS CLUB CARVING FESTIVAL 2009
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