2013 Festival Summary
44 Chainsaw Carvers were at the festival this year.
They produced 120 Carvings for the Auction.
146 people registered for the Auction
The Auction total was $32,540.00, $6,770 less than last year. Half $16,270.00 went to the carvers. The average price per carving was about $272, $9 less than last year.
The Confluence Lions Club donated more than the net proceeds from the Festival, $5,000.00, to the Somerset County Blind Center. The Confluence Lions Club has donated over $105,800 to the Somerset County Blind Center from the past 10 Festivals.
Kenny Bowers won First Place with top Auction Piece of $2,500. Kenny won $500, a Husqvarna Chainsaw and our First Place Auction Trophy.
Edgard Diaz was second with $1,450. Edgard won $300, a Husqvarna Chainsaw and our Third Place Auction Trophy.
Rick Cox was third with $1,400. Rick won $200, a Husqvarna Chainsaw and our Third Place Auction Trophy.
Kenny Bowers won for the “Peoples Choice” voting. Kenny won a Husqvarna Chainsaw and our First Place Peoples Choice Trophy.
Aya Blaine won First Place for her Lion Sponsor Carving judged by the blind from the Somerset County Blind Center. Aya won a Husqvarna Chainsaw and our First Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Elmer Hickey’s Giraffe was second and received our Second Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Jack Reese’s Eagle 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 two Husqvarna Chainsaw available, shirts, hats and oil along with other items.
Benjamin Rannels was chosen to do the Addison Park Carving for 2013. Ben did a three bear carving. It will have the name of all the carvers for 2013 on it and is on permanent display in the park along with the nine previous carvings, one for each year.
The 44 carver split a total of $27,000 from the Auction, prize money, sponsorships, Husqvarna chain saws, gifts and food. This does not include individual sales.