Originally published in
The Weekly Packet, October 12, 2017
Annual event tests local lumberjack skills
On Saturday, October 7, the Sedgwick-Brooklin historical Society held its 31st annual axe throwing and log sawing competition. Contests included bucksaw, crosscut saw, and axe throwing. Many of the attendants tested their aim and strength in the various competitions.
A bake sale was held in the former one-room school house, where cookies, brownies, hot coffee, and other items were sold. The Daniel Merrill House, the Hearse House, the barn, and the schoolhouse were all open for tours throughout the day. Those in attendance could watch as Steve Dentino and Bob Burke pressed fresh apple cider, which was available for free.