Hackensack Chainsaw Carving Event roars to life
Eagle River, Wisconsin, carver comes out on top of 12 artists
HACKENSACK — Intermittent showers did nothing to hamper the buzz surrounding downtown Hackensack on Sept. 23-25 during the 18th annual Hackensack Chainsaw Carving Event.
People came from all around to watch the 12 chainsaw artists work their magic. When not watching the masters at work, there were vendors with food, gifts and more along with the American Lumberjack Show.
Chad Danczyk, of Eagle River, Wisconsin, is the apparent top carver of the event based on auction sales from pieces he carved. There was no shortage of unique works of art at the event.
All the carvings were auctioned Saturday and Sunday. The proceeds from the auction and raffle ticket sales are divided among the carvers and nonprofits who put on the event. Those nonprofits use the funds to support community projects. This year's raffle tickets sold completely out.
The committee responsible for the event is made up of the city of Hackensack, the Hackensack American Legion Post 202, the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce, the Hackensack Lions and other community organizations.
Find a gallery of photos from the event at https://www.pineandlakes.com/community/klick-photo-gallery-hackensack-chainsaw-carving-event-2022.
Travis Grimler is a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper in Pequot Lakes/Pine River. He may be reached at 218-855-5853 or email@example.com.