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Mooney Wins 5th Annual Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest

Falls Church’s American Legion Post 130 hosted its 5th annual Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Post’s clubhouse at 400 N. Oak Street. Charles Mooney of Springfield won first place in the contest, for which he was awarded a medallion and the Golden Battleaxe Award.

Lee Gyson of Falls Church came in second place, winning the silver medallion, and Eric Young of Fairfax was awarded a bronze medallion for third place finish.

Leslie Dobson, the Fish Lady, sold food, snacks and drinks at the event, which started at 11 a.m. with practice throwing for beginners and more well-seasoned throwers. The formal competition started at 1 p.m. and, according to a press release about the event from Post 130, “it was clear from the outset that competition among the participants would be keen.”

Due to the growing popularity of the event, Post 130 has scheduled another axe throwing contest for Saturday, Aug. 29, with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 30. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 703-533-1945 after 3:30 p.m. or visit