Father’s Day weekend … what to do?!? Bring dad down to the National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival and let him get his power-tool fix!
The carver’s arrive on Tuesday at the Addison Community Park to fire up their blades and start creating phenomenally detailed sculpture that is ready for auction on Saturday afternoon. The public is welcome to peruse the grounds and enjoy conversation with the artists, carving demonstrations, and food booths. On Friday night be entertained by our hometown parade and an awesome fireworks display by Addison VFD and Little Big Shots. Saturday afternoon brings the Silent Auction winner announcement, raffle drawing, and the carving auction. The net proceeds from this event benefit the Somerset County Blind Center. Thank you Confluence Lions Club!
Sometimes we like to sheild our young from the unpleasant realities of life.
I am thinking that is what happened to this history lesson about young George Washington, the Father of our Country.
How many of you know that George, then just 22 years young, ambushed a party of groggy and sleeping French and Indian scouts in a little glen in SW Pennsylvania, and subsequently signed a confession stating that he was an assasin? And that the only reason he was not hung on the spot was because of some faulty intellegence? Didn't know that? Me neither.
The story is much bigger than that, and has as many twists and turns as the Youghiogheny River that played a big part in the series of events that brought him to the decisions that brought us to the dawn of the French and Indian War.
Want to know more? Come for a visit!