Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
The Town of Gilford Bicentennial Committee, led by Kitchen Cravings Restaurant owner Bill Bickford and Belknap Landscape Company are presenting a new addition to Gilford Old Home Day weekend this year.
Arrangements for the 2012 Gilford Bicentennial Woodsman Competition are well underway as contestants line up and families plan to attend. From all over the state and beyond lumberjacks, timber men, loggers, wood cutters and enthusiasts are adding Competition to their schedules and sharpening tools.
Both professionals and the general public are invited to watch and participate in the Woodsman Competition on Sunday, Aug. 26, starting at 11 a.m. at Gilford Elementary School, Gilford.
Participants must choose 1 of 2 Divisions, the General Public Division or the Professional Lumberjack Division, so that the competitions are fun and fair.
Planned individual competitions and events include, but are not limited to Jack & Jill events, perfect for couples, including a Jill’s Skillet Throw and Jack’s Chainsaw Toss competition. Individual events include axe throwing, wood splitting, horizontal chop, chainsaw speed cut and a chainsaw disk stack, an exciting timed 40-foot pole climb, birling and even a tree identification contest. Team competitions are always a big draw at such events and Gilford’s plans include a pulp toss, a log roll and cross cut sawing, as well.
The Registration Fee is $5 per event and $20 maximum. The Bicentennial Committee has asked that participants complete the Registration Form, sign the liability waiver and attach checks payable to Town Of Gilford – Bicentennial, mailing to Town of Gilford, Attention Ms. Dee Chitty, 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford NH 03249. The Registration Form may be obtained at Gilford Town Hall or found at: belknaplandscape.com/arboriculture/Gilford-Bicentennial-Woodsman-Competition