Local carvers among the winners at Kawartha Carving Competition
The 36th annual Kawartha Carving Competition held in Bobcaygeon on September 14 was again a successful show and attracted competitors from an even wider area in Ontario.
According to Committee chair Doug Hodgins, 75 carvers from as far away as North Bay, London, Niagara Falls and Belleville submitted entries in a variety of classes.
“Certainly one of the highlights of the show was the winner in the Beginner Class,” he said. “Eleven-year-old Caleb Posthumus of Peterborough has been carving for only about six months and he left with a first prize ribbon for his carving of a rooster.
“I think that youngster has a lot of carving talent in him and we will likely see a lot of his work in the future,” Hodgins added.
The list of other winners included Maurice Daoust of Lakefield in the Novice Class, Larry Rankine of Oshawa in Intermediate, Scarborough’s Bill Hamilton who won both the Open Class and Best of Show, Pete Frost of Peterborough who won the $500 Purchase Award sponsored by Graeme Ross of RBC Dominion Securities, Peterborough and Oshawa’s Bob Solomon who captured the $300 Purchase Award sponsored by Tom and Wendy Hunt, RE/MAX All-Star Realty, Bobcaygeon.
“Without all our local sponsors, help from the hosting Carving Clubs in Buckhorn, Bobcaygeon and Lindsay and, of course, a group of highly talented carvers from across Southern Ontario, we would never have been able to have such a good day,” Hodgins said.
Next year’s Competition will again be held on the second Saturday in September in the Curling Club in Bobcaygeon.
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