Award Winning Chain Saw Carver’s GIE+EXPO Sculptures to Benefit Kentucky Humane Society’s 2019 Fundraiser

October 09, 2018 - Chicago, IL

CHICAGO, IL –   Professional chain saw artist Jason Emmons, of Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, is putting his talent to use in support of animal rehabilitation, rescue and adoption during the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, KY this October.
Emmons will be carving in ECHO’s outdoor Performance Circuit (booth #7451D) on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.  His sculptures will be auctioned at the Kentucky Humane Society’s 2019 annual August fundraiser, Tux and Tales Gala.
Emmons is the ideal person to carve for the KHS. His carving career originally began by specializing in pet memorial wood sculptures. His business Bear Hollow Wood Carvers of French Lick, IN now runs several teams of professional chain saw carvers appearing around the country specializing in high end wood sculptures. 

The GIE+EXPO also is supporting the KHS with a pet adoption drive during the show. In partnership with the KHS, MUTT MADNESS takes place Thursday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the show.  The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) along with their environmental education and stewardship program TurfMutt (Backyard Superhero) will donate $10,000 to KHS.

“Why are we doing this? Well, parents know kids want a house with a yard because kids want a house with a dog,” says Kris Kiser, President of OPEI. “And, who knows your yard best? Your dog. Who empowers the making of that yard? The exhibitors, partners and attendees of GIE+EXPO. It made sense to pull them together.” He notes that the event is also ideal for pet adoption because thousands of GIE+EXPO attendees drive to the event, making it easier for them to bring home a rescued pet.

About the Kentucky Humane Society
Based in Louisville, the Kentucky Humane Society is the state’s largest pet adoption agency and oldest animal welfare agency, established in 1884. Each year KHS finds loving homes for over 6,000 dogs, cats and horses. KHS is also a leader in helping keep pets in their homes and out of shelters in the first place, offering a free Pet Help Line, low-cost spay/neuter services, a wellness clinic, education programs, dog training classes and education. Learn more at  

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