RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum is inviting everyone to sign up for the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip 25th anniversary contest and to enter a float in the Logging Festival parade, part of the Logging Museum’s Logging Festival Days on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.
For the Friday program at the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal), Main Street, the museum invites girls and boys, age 6 to 8, to enter the contest and sing a song or recite a poem.
Although no dance entries are accepted in the contest, children are welcome to exhibit dances and other activities during the evening program, if time allows.
Every Wood Chip contestant will receive a prize. The museum can accept five to six each girls and boys. The winners will ride in the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip float in the parade on Saturday. In the winter they will preside over the Giving Tree events: Little Miss Wood Chip becomes the Giving Tree Angel and Little Mister Wood Chip serves as Santa’s elf.  In the 2010 logging museum parade, the winners will ride in the Giving Tree float.
The museum will have seven cash prizes in six parade categories: Most Appropriate to the Logging Industry, $100; Best Logging Truck, $100; Most Entertaining, $75; Most Original, $50; Most Humorous, $25; and two Best Youth entries, $25 each.
The museum, on Route 16, is celebrating its 30th year. To enter the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip contest or to put a float in the parade, call Rodney or Steve Richard at 864-5595.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in July and August. An auction will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, and  the knit and crafts show at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18. Call the Richards at 864-5595 for more information or e-mail Peggy Yocom at myocom@gmu.edu.

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