KP local Finn Pedersen tests the sharpness of the Timber Beast’s axe during the Key Peninsula Logging Show Aug. 18 at Gateway Park. Pedersen was the high bidder in the auction for a truckload of gravel and plenty of firewood to haul home and stack. Mascot of the big show, the impressive “Timber Beast” was on loan from Joe Smith Logging of Lakebay. The “Timber Beast,” carved by Jeff Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture in Gig Harbor, was a personal gift to Joe Smith. The KP Logging Show & Festival, formerly known as “Old Timers Day,” is a fundraiser benefitting Key Peninsula Community Services Food Bank and Senior Center.

Photo: Danna Webster