The Metro Carvers of Michigan 24th Annual Show was held March 20th and March 21st. The 2004 show was a great success; attendance continues to grow at one of the few two days shows in the area. This is a great tribute to the shows committee and chairpersons and to the quality of the carvers participating each year.
The Best of Show award was presented to Dick Lamphier for a bust of a World War II young soldier. Dick used basswood and finished the carving with Watco danish oil.
Second Best of Show was won by Sandra Doran. Sandra's carving was of a dragon playing the guitar. Basswood was once again the wood of choice.
Third Best of Show was awarded to Jim Shannon for a carving of a family of barn swallows. Jim's carving was in tupulo.
The show's theme this year was A Tribute in Wood to the Native American Indian. The Best of Theme award went to Gail Sartele.
In connection with the shows theme, a chess set titled "The Battle of Little Bighorn" was raffled off. This entire set was carved by members of Metro Carvers and was a very big hit and an excellent fund raiser for the club.
Many carvers competed in the People's Choice competition this year. All carvings received multitudes of votes but the ultimate winner was Harold Joseph for his bluegill carving.
Jim Shannon once again was a ribbon winner this time for second place with his kingfisher carving. Third place was Carl Sikes for a young boy swinging on a rope.
Dick Jacobs Ernie Martin
Floyd Rhadigan Harold Joseph
Joe Pinho Stu Martin
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