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Admission for the fund raising event will be $10 for adults (12 years and up), $5 for children 6 – 11 years, and free for children 5 years and under. Money raised will benefit the Forestry Club’s woodsmen’s activities throughout the year.
Students in the Forest Management Technology program compete regionally, taking their woodsmen’s team to different venues to test their athletic and academic skills.
In fact, earlier this month
The team competed in other events such as wood-chopping, pole-climbing, log-rolling and cross-cut sawing. Although the athletic events predominate in woodsmen’s meets, the educational events are the true indicator of the students’ academic mettle.
Forestry students will also demonstrate their various woodsmen’s skills at the 4th Annual Uwharrie Mountain Festival this weekend. During the performance, they will invite festival-goers to try their hand at the cross-cut saw competition. Winners will receive forestry club t-shirts and possibly a new appreciation of the safety measures and special skills needed for the various events.
The forestry students hold various fund
raisers throughout the academic year to support the club’s activities. The upcoming
bluegrass festival is their first attempt at a major event, which they hope to
be able to repeat annually. For more information about the festival, contact