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Fun in the sun

A group of women who were part of a bridal party sing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the tug-of-war Saturday evening. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A team begins its ascent of the greased pole Saturday evening. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Youngsters pass a greased watermelon. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
The women urge on the men in the tug-of-war competition. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Completed wood carvings, including some painted sculptures, stand on display at Tupper Lake’s Municipal Park Saturday afternoon. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
The sun sets behind the funnel cake stand on a gorgeous Saturday evening. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Downed logs are no match for this skidder as it barrels through the team event course on Saturday. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A chainsaw carver works on his craft. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

TUPPER LAKE — For the past three years, rain played a big, and an unwelcome role in the annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days. But last weekend, only wonderful weather greeted the event, and as a result, larger crowds turned out for an enjoyable weekend of fun in the sun.

The event kicked off Friday evening with a dinner, and then moved into Saturday, when most of the events and competitions took place. Saturday featured a parade in the morning, wood carvers on display, heavy equipment contests and of course, the always popular night games that included tug-of-wars and both the children and adult greased pole climbs.

The Woodsmen’s Day wrapped up Sunday with more competitions and the auction of the dozens of woodcarvings created by numerous chainsaw artists.

The following photos offer a taste of Saturday’s fun at the Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days.