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Irene Neal competed in 13 Sawdust Festivals, winning the Lady Logger of the Year title in 1982 and again in 1983. She is intending to compete this year. The last festival was held in 1993.

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Ex-champion hopes to recapture Sawdust title

Irene Neal competed in every Payson Loggers Sawdust Festival from 1980 until the event was discontinued after the 1993 event. Every one of those 13 years, she won the rolling pin throwing contest and still holds the record for the distance toss of 113 feet.


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