Wood carver tackles town square stump


By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



Last year when seven ash trees infested with emerald ash borer were being removed from Sunbury Village Square, Village Council members decided to leave one 15-foot high stump in place for a Sunbury bicentennial woodcarving.

Late last week and early this week Jerry Ward, a wood sculptor from Delton, Michigan, was in town with his chainsaws, working on the three-day job. When asked what the carving would be, Ward said he was sworn to secrecy when he began the project.

Ward, who hand-carves polished wood fine art sculptures, said he has been doing chainsaw sculptures since 1979.

“This kind of thing I don’t advertise,” Ward said. “I only do two or three of these each year.”

To see Ward’s fine arts carvings, go to artistjerryward.com.

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By Lenny C. Lepola

newsguy@ee.net

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093