Watch woodsmen events at HCC Saturday

Oct 04, 2013

A day of archery, pole climbing, speed chopping and chain saw events awaits visitors at Haywood Community College Saturday.

That's where the Oct. 5 18th annual John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet will occur. (The event was previously scheduled at the Cradle of Forestry but was moved after a stalemate in Washington, D.C. resulted in a lapse of funding for many government operations, including national parks.)

The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team will compete against Montgomery Community College, North Carolina State University, Penn State University Mont Alto and Warren Wilson College. HCC will host all six collegiate lumberjack teams during this free event.

Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning with events following at 7:55 a.m. Events are held throughout the day. There will be a barbecue dinner and awards ceremony for participants and guests will follow at 5 p.m.

For more information about the meet, call 627-2821.

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