Saturday, March 01, 2008

Final day of chainsaw carving

Today is the end of the rendezvous for another year and it was a very successful year for the organizers Liz and Rick Boni. The weather was horrid! We have 8 or 9 inches of snow that fell overnight, so you would think that it would deter people from attending. You would be wrong. The auction draws people from all over the East Coast and you can hear a variety of accents walking around. I found myself talking to a group from Germany who were in town for the event. My German is pretty rusty, but I did understand enough to talk to them, thanks to their rusty English.

The auction had 193 pieces donated, each carver gave one. Many would have given more if they were allowed.

The auction room was packed solid and there had to be well over 1,000 people there. The craft and other venders were doing a brisk business. The ones selling hot food and drinks were always packed.

The carvings are incredible and until you see them, it's hard to understand exactly what goes into it. My daughter bought the cutest little mouse carving. She had seen it on opening day, but we wanted to wait til today to buy to make sure she didn't see something she wanted even more. Luckily, the mouse was still there and "Joe" now sits on the TV.

Thanks, Liz and Rick for another great year!

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Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

For some reason, these artistic events don't seem to get the press they should, and that is a real shame.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Zulkijora said...


6:59 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

The History Channel was here filming, The Philadelphia Enquirer had it on the front page. It's slowly getting notice. Hopefully, CNN will decide to send a crew next year. We've had CBS here doing a story already.

10:41 AM  

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