HAVING A SWING: 76-year-old Gerald Stubbs went well in the woodchop.
HAVING A SWING: 76-year-old Gerald Stubbs went well in the woodchop. Sam Flanagan

Gerald still wielding an axe with the best

PEOPLE from all walks of life crossed paths at the Jandowae Timbertown Festival at the weekend, one of the many reasons that makes the event a special one.

With teenagers partying into the night with silver foxes, and families enjoying the fireworks with young lovers, everyone found something which made them happy.

A 76-year-old male was also doing what made him happy on the weekend, but he wasn't one of the faces in the crowd.

Gerald Stubbs was front and centre on Saturday for the woodchop demonstration to the surprise and admiration of everyone in the audience.

Mr Stubbs has been competing in woodchop events for nearly 45 years.

"My father and his mates use to work in the bush so I just kept up the tradition,” he said.

"Then I became a truck driver which I have been doing for 40-odd-years... But I'd try do the woodchop as well.”

Despite the show on Saturday being a demonstration and not a competition, Mr Stubbs had no trouble cutting his log down to size in quick time.

Mr Stubbs is from Tasmania, and is currently travelling around Queensland for woodchopping events.

"I've just done Bundaberg, Gin Gin and Biloela,” he said.

"It's a great set up they've got here though, I've really enjoyed it.”

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