Local forestry industry boasts real skill

09 October 2017  Read: 205


The Haenertsburg Forestry Fair held in Haenertsburg on Saturday, 23 September was a huge success.  The crowd was buzzing, the spectators were cheering and the teams were full of enthusiasm.  There was an overall feel of great sportsmanship amongst the competitors and the excitement from the supports could be felt.  

The teams that were entered where from Bonnyton, Diggersrest Timber Company, Working on Fire Tzaneen, Working on Fire Mamabolo, ZZ2, Stevens Lumber Mills and Komatiland Forests.  Petrus, from Komatiland walked away with first prize for the Bell competition.  The Diggersrest teams shone, walking away with first place for the chainsaw competition and the tug-of-war; both their A & B teams competed against each other in the final of the tug-of-war.  SLM took both 2nd and 3rd prize for the chainsaw event.

This year’s event was very well organized, thanks to all the teams that took part, the sponsors and the organizers.  Armand Joubert from F.E.S, the event manager, and Rouan Snyman FPA manager at Letaba Fire Protection Association, would like to thank everybody involved for making this day possible, with special thanks to Stevens Lumber Mills for all their contributions.  Further sponsors include Haernetsburg Hardware, MMS, Palmiet Transport, Haernetsburg Liqour Store, Husqvarna, Star Spares, JB Spares, Supa Quick, Altech Netstar, Iron Crown Packers, Diggersrest, PPS Petrolium, Letaba Fire Protection Association, The Iron Crown and The Red Plate.




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