The Confluence Lions Club is holding the 15th Annual National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival in Addison, PA on Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 14, 15 and 16, 2018 at the Addison National Road Community Park; the Park has pavilions, a bandstand and a hard gravel surface-walking track to locate the Carvers around.
At last year's festival we had 39 carvers. We would like to keep the number to no more than 45. Carvers that attended last year will be given the first chance to register until April 1, before we open the registration to other carvers if there are any spaces available.
Carvers will have ample space to carve, display and sell items. This is a free festival, no booth charge, no admission charge. We do ask each carver to carve and donate at least one item for the auction. You may donate up to four items to the Auction. All carvings placed in the Auction become the property of the Confluence Lions Club until sold. You will receive one half of the Auction price of these carvings. Trophies will be awarded based on the highest selling price of one carvings placed in the Auction.
Each year the Confluence Lions Club purchases one carving for permanent display in the Park. The Confluence Lions Club may choose one piece and will offer the carver $1000.00 for that carving. If accepted it will be put on permanent display in the park.
The Carving Auction will be on Saturday June 16 at 3:00 PM. Net proceeds from the Festival will go to the Somerset County Blind Association. Over the past thirteen festivals the Confluence Lions Club has donated $130,300.00 to the Somerset County Blind Association.
A limited number of Carver Sponsorships are available. You will receive $150.00 in cash if you are willing to donate a carving of equal value to a sponsor. You will receive the money when the carving is completed and approved.
Each carver will receive four tickets for up to $5.00 each for the Lions Food Trailer, tickets to the Banquet on Thursday Night, a T-shirt, bar and mix oil and a gift. Your name will be on the T-Shirt if you register by May 21. All the logs will be provided.
We will also have Food Venders.
You are welcome to arrive as early as Monday June 11, 2018.
For more information call Tom Briar at 814-395-3469.