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Native American bust receives most votes at woodcarving show

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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:00 am

OSCODA — The woodcarving of a bust of a Native American wearing a bear claw necklace was chosen by the public as People’s Choice Award winner at the 23rd annual Sunrise Side Woodcarvers Show, held Saturday and Sunday in Oscoda. The winning entry by Robert Snyder of the St. Helen Carvers was announced at the close of the show.

“Very cool,” said Shirley Zaleski of Barton City, while viewing 15 carvings competing for  votes on Saturday afternoon.

Zaleski, a first-time visitor to the show, said she saw a lot of good pieces. She especially liked the Santas carved by Denny Sekrenes of Corunna.

Fifty-two exhibitors and four vendors were at the Oscoda Community Center; the 2014 venue. The tally of paying attendees totalled 432, according to a representative of the Sunrise Side Woodcarvers Club, the show host.

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