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By Doug Evans


Metro Carvers held their annual two day show on March 22nd and March 23, 2003. This is one of the few remaining two day shows in the Midwest. The show drew more than 1,300 visitors with many of them spending most of the day enjoying the show and visiting with good friends.

Competition takes place with carvings entered into 47 different categories and this year, an additional people's choice competition. Each year more and more carvings are entered and the judges have a tough time awarding the ribbons.

Best Of Show

This year, for the second straight year, John Marovich was awarded the best of show. John's carving was of two race horses running neck and neck. The carving is 36" long and 21" high.

Second Best Of Show

Second best of show was also won by John Marovich. This carving was of a girl surfing and had two porpoises swimming along side.


Third Best Of Show

Third best of show was awarded to Carl Zajac. Carl's carving was a cute 14" elf.


People's Choice Award

The People's Choice competition was won by Thomas Hunter who carved an owl looking for a mouse.


People's Choice Second Place

Second place went to Joe Savino who carved a great Indian face


Third place went to Joe Beaudette for his blue huron.




Many activities kept everyone involved in the show. Mini-seminars were offered both days, a timed carving competition, chain saw carving demonstration by Norm Kandow and daughter Debbie Wethermann, performers providing dulcimer and guitar background music, live birds of prey from a local rescue and a Sunday morning friendship breakfast.

This show each year attracts many carvers and the two day format (a whole weekend!) is very popular. Tables sell out quickly for those of you who may want to join us next year March 20th and 21st. We hope to see you all there!

Norm Kandow provided chainsaw carving demonstrations outside the hall both days.


One of the live birds-of-prey that visited on Sunday



Gallery of Carvings

Click HERE to visit a gallery of other carvings from the 2003 Metro Show and Sale