DALLAS PLANTATION — The Maine Forestry Museum (formerly The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum) is seeking local boys and girls ages 6 to 8 to sign up for the Little Miss and Mister Woodchip Contest.

The contest will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Forestry Museum grounds at 221 Stratton Road. The Woodchip program is part of the Museum’s 38th annual Logging Festival, Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28.

Contestants may sing a song or recite a poem, favorite or their own. Other performances, such as dancing or playing musical instruments, will not be accepted toward the competition.

Every Woodchip contestant will receive a prize. Winners will ride in the Little Miss and Mister Woodchip float in the Forestry Museum parade on Saturday, July 28, and be introduced at the Festival immediately after the parade.

To enter children in the contest, please contact Liz Pimentel at 917-836-1632.

This year something special will be added to the evening’s events. The clogging group Triple C Dance Team will entertain the audience with dancing after the contest. Also on hand will be the Pulled Together Band playing bluegrass and folk tunes.


The Maine Forestry Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information about the Museum and its events, call 207-864-3939, visit the Museum facebook page or go to www.rlrlm.org.

Last year’s winners Little Miss Woodchip, 8-year-old Lyla Crump, and Little Mr. Woodchip, 7-year-old  Tristram Woodman, ride in the Logging Parade in 2017. This year’s competition will be held Friday, July 27.

Triple C Dance Team will perform during this year’s Logging Festival.

The Triple C Dance Team performs during a previous year’s Logging Parade.

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