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An Invitation to Participate

Carvers everywhere are invited to participate in the National Caricature Carving Competition which will be held Sept. 26 thru Nov. 1, 2003 in Dollywood, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The competition is open to all interested caricature carvers. There is no entry fee to participate in the competition.

Ribbons and cash prizes totaling over $2,500.00 will be awarded in 10 individual categories, plus Best-of-Show, 2nd Best-of-Show, 3rd Best-of-Show, and People's Choice.

For an application or additional information on categories or mailing instructions, visit our web site at www.cca-carvers.org or write to:

Caricature Carvers of America
P.O. Box 565
Derby KS 67037
(316) 788-0175

CCA Carving Seminar

The CCA will also host a 3-day carving seminar in conjunction with their annual business meeting and the competition. This seminar, taught by three of the Caricature Carvers of America's premiere members, will be held in conjunction with the CCA National Caricature Carving Competition and Exhibit at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Seminars will run from Sunday September 28 through Tuesday Sept. 31, 2003. Students will carve one day each with Marv Kaisersatt, Gerald Sears, and Dave Stetson. Cost is $160 plus blanks. The seminar fee includes daily lunches and admission to Dollywood.

A $25 discount is available to those who submit payment of $135 before August 1, 2003. Class size will be limited to 12-13 students per instructor. Enrollees will receive written confirmation and a list of area motels and campgrounds. Payment should be sent to: Dennis Thornton, 439 Country Road 36, Guilford, NY, 13780. Please include an e-mail address if possible.

Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, TN, about 30 miles SE of Knoxville. Historic Gatlinburg, TN and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are just a few miles away.

For more information on the seminars or any CCA event, contact Bob Travis at <rltravis@ucdavis.edu> or Randy Landen at <rlanden@prodigy.net> or (316) 788-0175.