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Lumberjack Feud Breaks Ground and Hires First Employees.
The Lumberjack Feud of Pigeon Forge has broken ground and hired their first employee. “The Lumberjack Feud of Pigeon Forge is proud to welcome Danny Devaney to our team”, said Rob Scheer, show owner.
“I am very excited to be welcomed into the Lumberjack Feud family,” said Devaney. “This show and company are going to be a perfect fit in our community and the production will have something for all audiences to love.” Danny will continue to appear at the Hoot & Holler theatre at Wonderworks through January so join him and the cast for one more great performance.
World Champion Lumberjack Rob Scheer is also President of the Lumberjack Feud; Rob is creating a cast of professionals to lead the historical and comedic aspects of what will otherwise be a full blown lumberjack competition. "We are thrilled to have the caliber of performer that Danny brings to the lead of our show" says Scheer. Danny will take the center stage as the Camp Cook and be the Chief of Competition over the embattled logging families involved in the Feud. "If the man can juggle chainsaws, tell a tall tale and make people laugh, why not hire him." said Scheer
The Lumberjack Feud is building a 10 million dollar attraction in the heart of Pigeon Forge and is set to open in June 2011. "The logging based attraction will offer visitors an experience unlike anything else in the Smoky Mountains." says Scheer. The show will depict the lives of two Smoky Mountain logging families that find themselves embattled as the timber industry is shut down by the announcement of the National Park. There are only enough logging tracts remaining to sustain one family so they agree to settle who must leave the mountains at the Pigeon Forge Lumberjack Jamboree. "The show is filled with local history and culture" says Scheer. The force behind the show is Lumberjack Sports International, a company founded by Scheer with over 30 years of production experience. Scheer has made his life work the promotion of the American Lumberjack, an iconic hero like the Cowboy who helped build this nation. He has built and promoted three shows in Wisconsin, Alaska and now Tennessee. "We looked at Pigeon Forge 25 years ago and actually negotiated to build our show on the land that now occupies the Dixie Stampede." says Scheer. His company since that time has successfully launched two attractions in Wisconsin where he is a third generation logger. His company then expanded to become the Sport Organizer for ESPN, STIHL Timbersports and IRONJACK on the Outdoor Channel. Scheer then set his eye on Alaska, the goliath of post World War II logging. Scheer and his team created the 2nd largest attraction in Alaska with 130,000 cruise passengers visiting their attraction annually. "The story of these people is bigger than life in both imagery and deed. This story needs to be told and we use ruggedly dangerous lumberjack sports to do it". Scheer and his research team will be digging deep into the local history to create video vignettes, still photos, logging memorabilia and displays that will become the Smoky Mountain Forest History Center and will share a space with their Lumberjack Hall of Fame. The Center will be the entrance to the show and will give people an accurate picture of the Smoky Mountain logging era along with the heroes of the sport.
Scheer's conversation drifts back to the 1930s when it was common for local communities to host lumberjack competitions;
All feuds must end so with the annual spring time Lumberjack Jamboree approaching the families agree to a competition, and the losing logging family will leave the mountains forever. This 60 minute competition portion of the show will feature two teams of ESPN world class timber athletes. It will be a full blown, no holds barred lumberjack battle with chopping, sawing, axe throwing, boom running, log rolling and the thrills of high tree climbing athletes. Mixed in with all this action you will have draft horses skidding logs, water jumping dogs, the comedic antics of our Camp Cook and the Romeo & Juliet style love story of Dan Dawson and Molly McGraw. The twists and turns will keep the audiences on the edge of their seats as they cheer for their family team in hopes of victory. "We can't give away the dramatic ending, but you will be amazed!" said Scheer.
The Lumberjack feud holds 1000 guests and will be the the largest attraction of its kind in the world. Thousands of fans from across the country will now travel to Pigeon Forge to see these great competitions. In addition to the show, Scheer and his professional team of lumberjacks will host a youth log rolling program in there facility. Hundreds of Sevier County youths will have the opportunity to connect with their mountain logging heritage in weekly lessons. Each summer the Lumberjack Feud will send the winners of the Tennessee Timber Kids Logrolling Team to compete in the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward Wisconsin.
The lumberjack Feud is excited to be a part of the Great Smoky Mountain community and proud to bring their brand of entertainment to the area. For more information visit www.lumberjackfeud.com or call 855-BIG FEUD
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The Lumberjack Feud is building a 10 million dollar attraction in the heart of Pigeon Forge and is set to open in June 2011. This logging based attraction will offer visitors an experience unlike anything else in the Smoky Mountains, depicting the lives of two Smoky Mountain logging families that find themselves embattled as the timber industry is shut down by the announcement of the National Park. The force behind the show is Lumberjack Sports International, a company founded by Rob Scheer with over 30 years of production experience.