First cut: Hudson hosts inaugural lumberjack contest

Staff photo by Don Himsel Sawdust flies as a log is prepared for competition.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Competitors used axes for throwing and chopping
Staff photo by Don Himsel A competitor tapes up her fingers before Thursday night's events begin.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Jessica Edwards of Pelham prepares a saw she'll use in one of the events Thursday evening.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Ben Marshall competes in the 5-cubic-inch chainsaw event Thursday night at the lumberjack competition at Hudson's Old Home Days.

HUDSON – The name of the game was speed Thursday night as men and women partaking competitors cut and ripped their way through the first lumberjack competition held at Hudson’s Old Home Days.

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