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Chainsaw Artists and Family Fun at Fall Festival

photo caption: A top chainsaw carver from the Masters of the Chainsaw International X-treme Power Carving Competition, working behind a protective fence, creates log sculptures at last year's Shady Grove Ruritan Fall Festival. Three champion chain carvers will be demonstrating their craft at this year's Fall Festival, September 8 at the Shady Grove Community Center. (photo credit: Dale Gearhart)

Chainsaw Artists and Family Fun at Fall Festival

Chainsaw carvers, free child identification kits and a 50-vendor yard sale highlight the Shady Grove Ruritan's fifth annual Fall Festival on September 8 from 7am to 3:30pm at the Shady Grove Community Center, on Route 16, two miles east of Greencastle's I-81 exit 5.
The Fall Festival is open to the public and both parking and admission to all events are free.
Three top chainsaw carvers from the Masters of the Chainsaw 2007 International X-treme Power Carving Competition will demonstrate their art throughout the day, turning four-foot long logs into wood sculptures, which will be sold at 3 p.m. by local auctioneer Matthew
Child identification kits, which include a CD with a still photo and video interview, a fingerprint card and a DNA kit, will be available from 9am to 2:30pm. This program is provided as a free community service by the Waynesboro Acadia Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.
Also featured at the festival are a moon bounce and playground for children and a yard sale.
Food will be on sale throughout the festival including Ruritan pulled pork BBQ, chainsaw fries, homemade soups, and locally-made ice cream.
The kitchen opens at 7am with ham, egg and cheese sandwiches.
The Fall Festival is a Shady Grove Ruritan fundraising activity, which supports community programs including college scholarships, Cub and Boy Scouts, and Little League.

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