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Weekend show features 83 tables of woodcarvings

Eighty-three tables of woodcarving displays will be featured at the 10th annual Wood Carvers Show Saturday and Sunday sponsored by the Calusa Wood Carvers.

The show is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. at the New Port Richey Recreation Center, Van Buren and Indiana Avenue, New Port Richey.

Woodcarving demonstrations are planned both days. Carving supply vendors will participate.

There is no admission charge, and plenty of free parking available.

Bill Potter, president of the Calusa Wood Carvers and show chairman, said he has been woodcarving about 10 years. He said he finds it an absorbing hobby.

"When you are carving," he explains, "you get so absorbed that the time just goes by." He likes to use bass wood, but also uses other types. His bust of a Cherokee Indian is carved of cedar.

Potter recently won "Best of Show" at the State Fair in Tampa for a diorama of a snow scene where two Moose are being attacked by three wolves.

In addition to carving, Potter said he likes to teach and get others involved in carving.

Potter invites the public to attend the show and learn more about woodcarving.

NARFE Chapter 583:

new officers

Betty Cavallero has been elected to a second term as president of the New Port Richey Chapter 583, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) for 1992.

Other officers are Philip E. Peters, first vice president; Kadushi "Kaz" Sakai, second vice president; Charles Chabot, treasurer; Phyllis M. Byrd, secretary; and Marie Meskill, financial secretary.

Executive board members are Joseph and Dorothy Harnishfeger, Marie Brazana, Rose Anne Herold, Vi Erickson, Mary Chabot, John Meskill, John Scaccia, Robert J. Bileske, John T. Joubert, Wayne V. Harper and Owen D. Shirley.

Chapter 583, with 775 members, meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Chester McKay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Veterans Village, New Port Richey. The public is welcome. Call (813) 376-2976.

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