Another Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show weekend has come and gone. From what I heard throughout the weekend and have read on social media following the weekend’s conclusion, people around the community were very pleased with what they experienced at Jamboree this year.
The Jamboree Committee has been meeting throughout the year, working on plans to expand and improve Jamboree. The committee had several goals this year: increase attendance and participation, increase the number and variety of vendors, and provide live entertainment and over-all make the event more family friendly. It seems like they succeeded on all fronts.
Although sparsely attended at times, the entertainment was, for the most part, top notch. It was almost impossible not to notice the large increase in vendors along Bridge and Adams Streets. Activities for kids were on prominent display from the large climbing wall to the magi show on Friday evening. And I think everyone noticed the increase in the size of the crowd.
All and all it seems like the Jamboree Committee met their goals and provided for a fun and entertaining weekend for our community.
All of this would not have happened without the hard work of the numerous volunteers who help make Jamboree happen each year. But this year involved a lot of extra work and several individuals need to be recognized for their outstanding efforts. Ernie Smith was the Chair once again and pulled together a terrific team. A very special thank you should be directed to four individuals who have been involved throughout the year and were just about everywhere, doing everything, during the weekend. Alicia Normand, Jessie Taylor, Randy Carlton and Lance Kemper did an amazing amount of work on pre-event logistics and planning, advertising the event, pre-weekend set up and post-event clean up. Every time there was a need they volunteered. Without these four this weekend would not have happened. Thank you! Read More