38 Chainsaw Carvers were at the festival this year.
They donated 120 Carvings for the Auction.
137 people registered for the Auction
The Auction total was $33,540.00, $630.00 less than last year. Half $16,580.00 minus five items auctioned by the club went to the carvers. The average price per carving was about $252, $16 less than last year.
The Confluence Lions Club donated $5,000.00 from the Festival, to the Somerset County Blind Association. The Confluence Lions Club has donated over $140,300 to the Somerset County Blind Association from the past 16 Festivals.
Douglas Ryan won First Place with top Auction Piece of $2,100. Douglas won $700 and our First Place Auction Trophy.
Jeffery Postma was second with $2,100. Jeffery won $300 and our Second Place Auction Trophy.
Sue Cox was third with $1400. Sue won $200 and our Third Place Auction Trophy.
Douglas Ryan also won for the “Peoples Choice” voting. Corry won $200.00 and our People’s Choice Trophy.
Abby Peterson won First Place for his Indian Carving in the Sponsor Carving judging. Abby won a Husqvarna Chainsaw and our First Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Pat Holbert’s Owls Carving was second and received our Second Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Jeffery Postma’s Bear in a Log Carving was third and received our Third Place Sponsor Carving Trophy.
Every carver that attended the Banquet on Thursday night received a door prize. There were two Husqvarna Chainsaw available, shirts and hats along with other items.
We did not purchase a Park Carving this year. We will replace the existing eleven Park carvings as needed.
The 38 carver split a total of $25,156 from the Auction, prize money, sponsorships, Husqvarna chain saws, gifts and food. This does not include individual sales.