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60- CAPE G, Friday, June 26- July 2,18 Beach Continued from page 59 some bevxs and a life-sized eagle proudly holding its catch of a large fish. The eagle was sold be- fore the artist packed out that evening Although Beach and his family were vacationing in the area, own- ers of the Roadhouse convinced him to set up shop for a day of dis- play and carving between his fish- ing forays. One of his large-as-life bears greets diners as they enter the restaurant. The carver said that he came to know the Roadhouse gang when he was commissioned to recreate the Bethany Beach signature totem that stands at the top of town on Route 1. The work he did to replace a totem that is identical to the original led to his bear tak- ing up residence in the Road- house. &apos;Tve done business with them and at this location for five years now, Since they saw me doing the totem pole in Bethany Beach," he said. "Some people here already knew of me from seeing me at fairs and festivals in and around the area." This year, as in years past, Beach will be adding the noise and spectacle of his work to the annual punkin' chunkin'; he is fa- miliar to many for his appearances at the Delaware State Fair. His tour schedule frequently includes stops in Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, New York and Massachusetts. After years as a tree trimmer, Beach began to let his creative juices flow and found he had a natural talent for using logs and stumps to reproduce wooden wildlife as is native to his moun- tain home in Pennsylvania. For 14 years, he has been on the fair and festival circuit, and busy with chain-saw carving in his own shop in Wapwallopen (that's between Berwick and Hazleton). He sells at his appearances, but mostly, he fills orders. Mongo Continued from page 59 was eventually commissioned, He had first offered to carve the pole for the City of Rehoboth Beach, but officials didn't want the figure placed on.Rehoboth Avenue, so he tooEhis craft south. Evly Toth carved a pole in ev 6gtte ln4he.unlon. Chief Littte QWl; who is secure- ly fastened to a slab of concrete, is still.wgrk in progress, as Mongo is researching Nanticoke Indian history hslhe decjdedwhat, t0 carve inthe medallion argund the totem pole figure's neck. Mongo, whose Lewes business is called Windjammer Wood Works, is leaning: toward an eagl e, which, accofinto Native American lore, wct the cMef. I shiffthere were times, as thei nipped,at his neck and ankles drd weather turned cold and soggy that he became dis- courag.e!   his slow painstaking progress. Having spent some time recuperating from an operation didn't speed up the schedule, ei- ther, but Mongo, who has been doing custom woodcarving in the ,.ape Reg!90 since !985, didn't let any of that faze him. Completed on-site, "people would drive by and stare at me as if I was an idiot," he recalled, "but I'm willing to do more projects for anyone. The next one I want to do will come from my own in- spiration." Once the finishing touches are completed on Chief Little Owl, Mongo said he will invite Charles -Clark, the heir to the Nanticoke chiefdom, who was bestowed with the same name, to a dedication ceremony. Webb spoke with pride of his new "lawn ornament," adding he wants Mongo to carve him a giant pineapple next, which is the sym- bol of hospitality. 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