Friendship Manor on 'cutting edge' -- Album 2

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Tim Gill, a master stump carver from Peoria, was a real hit at Friendship Manor yesterday. Gill used his talents to carve an eagle, a bear, sunflowers and a pool cue on the east lawn of the grounds. The carvings were made possible by memorials from friends and families of five former residents who have died. The Friendship Manor residents who will be remembered through these carvings are Norma Boehm, Lucille Mallinson, Cozette Reichle, Larry Marrs and Doris Foster.

Pictures by Mike Fak

In just minutes Gill has shaped out an eagle form.

Working on the claws.


And then before you know it, the eagle is finished.

Gill sands off rough spots on the bear.


There was always a good crowd watching the artistry.

A finished bear looks great.




Gill works on the sunflower.

And in no time at all, it too is finished.


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