Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - April 30, 2017 - A Well Oiled Machine!

The day began with a slight drizzle, but ended with a sunburn!  The beautiful blue skies over the Deuel Farm in York, NY really enhanced the southern view as NYFOA volunteers generated big amounts of firewood.  An even Baker's Dozen, if my math is correct, on the number of lumberjacks. 

It's with great pleasure that the group welcomed new volunteers Anna & Michael Koelsch, Nick Steo and Mike Seager.  Below is a pic of the group just after the unveiling of the new C4C sign, which sits proudly at the landing's entrance on State Route 20.

Chainsaws for Charity makes firewood so that 100% of the proceeds goes to fund various charities like The Rotary Camp Onseyawa for disabled children, NY's 4-H forestry team, and NYFOA's Woodland Mini Grants for Educators.  NYFOA members are extremely generous and are working hard to help the next generation of forest owners to be successful.

Left to right, on the lower level, we have Eileen, Kathy, Greg, and Celia.  Up top (L to R) we have Nick, David, Dana, Dale, Mike, Chris, Anna and Michael.  Your photojournalist, not wanting to influence the outcome, steered clear of pictures and....actual work!  Julie designed, built and painted the sign and is glad that it is now missing from the dining room.  David repurposed a vintage farm cart into a cool mobile sign platform.  While Gary could not make it on 30 APR, he visited ahead of time and blocked up several tons of logs.  Speaking of which, a huge Thank You! to Tom Gerow and his team at Wagner Hardwoods for donating all of the fine hardwood logs.  Wagner really cares about the future of our forests and our forest owners.

Here are some aerial views taken near the end of the session...

Nick and Michael look on as Mike Seager takes aim....

Here's a shot of Michael blasting through some rounds to finish off the event.

The C4C group takes frequent breaks to enjoy coffee, Sharon's wonderful baked goods and some good humor in the Deuel Sugarhouse.  And after cleanup today, the group headed over to Dublin Corners Farm Brewery on Route 36 in York to discuss the day's events over a fresh NY beer.  Their tagline is "Making Good Beer for Good People" and I could not agree more.  Great place and I think we'll return.

Please join us if you're a NYFOA member; send Eileen a note (dschaefer1@frontiernet.net).  Please make a small donation to help NYFOA's Chainsaws for Charity meet its expenses.  Check or Paypal is fine, just send me a note (dfaklis@frontiernet.net). 

C4C T-shirts are also available for a very small cost.  And...if you'd like to buy some firewood to help the charities, let me know!  Thanks! 

As a final note...there are some ongoing discussions about expanding C4C's reach into the Southern Tier.  Ed Piestrak in Lindley is very interested in serving and making his farm available.  If you're a NYFOA member in the Southern Tier, and have interest in helping, please send me a note!  Let's put NYFOA and its charitable programs on the map all across the state.

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