ELSIE - The first Pacific Model Loggers' Congress takes place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Camp 18 Restaurant and Museum with assistance from TimberTimes magazine.

This year's event, unofficially known as the "Last Minute Logger's Day," includes a full day of entertaining and educational speakers and clinics on subjects ranging from logging history to model building, a scale-model show and contest, dealers selling model building supplies and logging history memorabilia, and onsite displays of historic steam-era logging equipment, photographs and hardware.

The day's program also features an exclusive roundtable bull session on all subjects involving the Northwest wood products industry, its history and preservation.

General admission is $10 per person, and meals are available on the premises (not included in admission). Camp 18 is located 18 miles east of Seaside on U.S. Highway 26. For information, visit www.pacificmodelloggerscongress.com or call Lon Wall at (503) 434-1648 or Jeff Johnston at (541) 485-8203.

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