RANGELEY — The Maine Forestry Museum is inviting every girl and boy aged 6 to 8 to sign up for the Little Miss and Mister Woodchip Contest, which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, at the Forestry Museum grounds, 221 Stratton Road, Dallas Plantation.
The Woodchip program is part of the museum’s 40th Annual Logging Festival, which will be held July 17 and 18.
Contestants may sing a song or recite a poem; they may choose a favorite or write their own. Other performances, such as dancing or playing musical instruments, will not be accepted toward the competition. Every Woodchip contestant receives a prize. Winners will ride in the Little Miss and Mister Woodchip float in the Forestry Museum parade on Saturday, July 18, and be introduced at the festival immediately after the parade.
To enter children in the contest, contact Liz Pimentel at 917 836-1632.
There will be some special features at the Woodchip evening. The talented clogging group Triple C Dance Team will perform, as well as the Pulled Together Band, playing bluegrass and folk tunes.
Admission to the Woodchip event is $5; $1 for children under 6.
The Maine Forestry Museum, at 221 Stratton Road, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information about the museum and its events, 207-864-3939 and visit the museum Facebook page and website maineforestrymuseum.org.
PHOTO: Last year’s winners Little Miss Woodchip, Susanna Van Amberg, 8, and Little Mister Woodchip, Kayden Jolicoeur, 8, riding in the Logging Parade with chaperone Hailey Medoff. (Liz Pimentel photo)