Forestry Conclave & Lumberjack Festival
2/1/2007 It’s time for some chop talk! Gather family and friends and head to the 19th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival at the Pensacola Junior College Milton campus.
Join the festivities Saturday, March 3. The day kicks off with a free pancake breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Get free seedlings while the supply lasts, and compete for ribbons and prizes in various lumberjack games geared for adults, juniors (age 13 to 15) and children (12 and under).
The all-day, adult events include knife and ax throwing, pole felling, tree tossing, the Jack-and-Jill cross-cut, compass and pacing and more. Children’s activities are 9 to 11 a.m. and feature a softball toss, crafts, games, and face painting. From 11 a.m. to noon, juniors get to try knife throwing and cross-cut sawing.
Competitors pay $3 for the first event and $1 for each additional event. Children, high school students and senior citizens compete free.
Enjoy live coverage by radio station WXBM FM-102.7, and check out demonstrations such as Andy Cummings’ chainsaw sculpturing and displays by Project Learning Tree, Florida Trail Association, Northwest Florida Water Management, International Paper, Blackwater River State Forest, Blackwater River State Park and other organizations. Learn about the environmental degree programs offered by PJC and the University of Florida.
The Milton campus is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and Avalon Boulevard.
For more information, call 484-4463 or visit www.pjc.edu/Milton/lumberjack.