Northern Explosion Cloggers Contributed photo

The Maine Forestry Museum, formerly The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, invites every girl and boy 6-8 years old to sign up for the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip Contest. The event is scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Rangeley Inn, 2443 Main St., Rangeley.

The Wood Chip program is part of the museum’s annual Logging Festival, planned for July 16 and 17.

The 2019 winners Little Miss Wood Chip, from left are Susanna Van Amberg, 8), and Little Mister Wood Chip, Kayden Jolicouer, 8, riding in the Logging Parade with chaperone Hailey Medoff. Photo by Liz Pimentel

Contestants can sing a song or recite a poem; they can choose a favorite or write their own. Other performances, such as dancing or playing musical instruments, will not be accepted toward the competition.

Every Wood Chip contestant receives a prize. Winners will ride in the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip float in the Forestry Museum parade on Saturday, July 17, and will be introduced at the festival immediately after the parade.

To enter children in the contest, call Liz Pimentel 917-836-1632.

The clogging group, Northern Explosion Dance Team, will perform after the contest. Also on hand will be the Pulled Together Band playing bluegrass and folk tunes. Plus, the induction of the first four women into the Loggers Hall of Fame will be conducted. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated.

This event is partially funded by a grant from the Maine Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

The Maine Forestry Museum, located at 221 Stratton Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information about the museum and its events, call 207-864-3939 and visit the museum Facebook page and

Pulled Together Band members, from left, are Katie Tressler, Mike Schrader and Mike Frisch. Photo by Liz Pimentel


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