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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Chainsaw carvers draw a crowd


July 12, 2016

Pat Flanagan works on a depiction of an eagle during the chainsaw carving demonstration during Sportsman's Holiday.

Pat Flanagan was the star of the show for most of the day Saturday as the Rotary Club introduced what organizers hope will be a new Sportsman’s Holiday event: chainsaw carving.

Flanagan, of Lebanon, carved an almost-lifesized relief sculpture of an eagle in flight as a steady stream of interested spectators watched him for nearly five hours.

He was one of five sculptors who carved logs into various Northwest wildlife figures during stints of several hours on Saturday in the parking lot behind the Rio Theater.

The others were Ryan Anderson of Reedsport, David Hillesland of Lyons, Nanet...

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