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Auctions at Clay Fair to benefit Events Center

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Three auctions to benefit the Events Center will be held during the Clay County Fair.

Works produced by Dave Watson, Chainsaw Sculptor, one of the featured attractions at the Clay County Fair, will be offered to the highest bidder. The auctions will be:

Wednesday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 16 at 3:30 p.m.

All auctions are west of the Tent Theatre. Proceeds from the auctions will go to the Events Center. The auctioneer is Jon Hjelm. The public is invited to attend the auctions. Bleacher seating will be provided.

Dave Watson is the 1992 U.S. Grand National Chainsaw Sculpturing Champion. He has traveled throughout the United States as an exhibition carver. When not performing, he has a wood carving shop in the Wisconsin Dells Resort area.

Beginning with a log, Dave completes a variety of figures - from Elves and Eagles to life-size bears in an average time of one to three hours. He will carve at several scheduled times each day during the Fair. The sculptures vary from three feet high to life-size. People attending the Fair will see Dave begin a work and the same day see the finished product he has made. Within minutes from his start, a form begins to emerge from the log. Fair-goers can return throughout the day and even on subsequent days to see the progress and the new creations.

The Clay County Regional Events Center Complex will include a new 20,000 square foot building with an events area. This will be attached to the Commercial Building, which will be renovated to provide major exhibit and meeting space. The Complex will be able to satisfy both local facility needs and the requirements of national and regional events year round. Join in the growing swell of support for the Events Center and attend the auctions. All proceeds from the sale of the chainsaw artist's creations will go towards the Clay County Regional Events Center complex to benefit the entire region with exciting new opportunities and events.