There are 2 events which seem to draw the biggest audience and generate the biggest cheers. The morning parade down the main street is one, the Logging Contest is the other.
This year drew a big crowd, one reason was the perfect weather unlike the 2009 windy day. There are many events, some of which are designed for experienced loggers and many designed for young folks with their adult partners. The events with kids seem to draw the most audience cheers!
This year was a bit different as long time Big Valley resident and old logger, Lennie Eades only won one contest, the Steeple Chase. Previous years Lennie beat out much younger contestants and seemed to steal the whole show. Lennie is getting a bit older now! Lennie and his brother Buzz Eades were the moderators of this event.
The annual logging contest is an important tradition for Big
Results of Big Valley Days Logging show:
All Around Logger title went to Bryon Dodgen of Adin. The All Around Logger title goes to the person garnering the most prize money.Bryon was joined in the competition by his son Thomas and Daughter, Shelly. The competition allows for young folks to enter.
First Place results of all events:
The axe throw is a great crowd pleaser. Closer to center, higher score, hit the beer can for the highest.