Bigfoot Jamboree Was GREAT!! 2010
What a wonderful weekend! Happy Camp had a great time for the Bigfoot Jamboree. Tracy Burcell, Leonie Jacobson, Donna McCulley, Linda Zink, Janet Burcell are to be congratulated on all the work of the Coordinating Council in planning and setting up this weekend. When taking pictures at the parade, I was amazed by the crowds of onlookers watching the parade from Davis Road down Highway 96 and west several blocks. Seemed like a great many unfamiliar faces so we must have had more than the usual number of friends and family members from other places come for the weekend.
I just received an e-mail from Shawna, who said, “We had a GREAT time in Happy Camp this weekend. As always, it was a huge hit with our boys (2 and 4) and the 8th graders did a great job with the breakfast this year.” The pancake breakfast was very successful bringing in over a thousand dollars for the class.
The Ducky Race, where you could “adopt” a little yellow duck, was popular. They all went in the Creek at 2nd Avenue Bridge and Mary Koon’s duck reached the mouth first. Denise Smith’s duck was 2nd, Terry Holloway’s duck 3rd and Lessie Aubrey’s Duck came in fourth place.
Mr. Dyar was the parade announcer. Parry’s Market won the grand prize in the parade. The Bigfoot Jamboree parade over Labor Day weekend was ably organized by Leonie Jacobsen with the assistance of Nell. Leonie’s husband, Kenny, and grandson, Garret, were assisting, too.
The Commercial or Business category entries were Double J/ABC Logging winning 3rd place, Scott Valley Bank won 2nd place and Elk Creek Campground won first place. For the Organizations, Happy Camp Ambulance won 3rd place, Happy Camp Fire District won 2nd place, and Karuk Demonstration Dancers won First Place. Individual entries in the parade, winners were Aubrey Hill Girls with their pet dogs won 3rd place, Katelyn Driskell, riding horseback, with Charlene Driskell and Super Driskell took 2nd place, and the 1957 red T Bird belonging to Terry Hillenberg won 1st place. The grand prize winner was Parry’s Market. Jay and Stella Clark were the Grand Marshalls riding in Carol Day’s beautiful blue convertible! Alan Dyar was the announcer of the parade and judges were Marilyn Townsend. Teri Holloway and Ron Kern.
The Bounce House at the Park was run by Nell Sakota for the Happy Camp Community Easter Egg Hunt. I didn’t see the Bounce House on Sunday but it wasn’t active on Saturday. It is hard to be two places at the same time! It was a wonderful Labor Day weekend in Happy Camp and I heard from so many who had a great time for the Bigfoot Jamboree. Tracy Burcell, Leonie Jacobson, Donna McCulley, Linda Zink, Janet Burcell are to be congratulated on all the work of the Coordinating Council in planning and setting up this weekend.
All the little yellow ducks for the Ducky Race went in Indian Creek at 2nd Avenue Bridge and Mary Koon’s duck reached the mouth first! Denise Smith’s duck was 2nd, Terry Holloway’s duck 3rd and Lessie Aubrey’s Duck came in fourth place
My most wonderful time was from seeing my son and older daughter who brought our 4 year old grandson for his first visit to Happy Camp. Despite spending three-forth’s of his life in surgeries, chemotherapy and stem-cell transplant, he has now been in remission for one year. Besides being our only grandchild at present, it is just so neat to see him healthy and active (very active!) and talkative. Every question you answer comes with another question. Curiosity and wonder at the world around us are so refreshing in a child!
The pancake breakfast and parade were fun for him. After a little time at the park, we couldn’t find the Bounce House. The other children introduced him to silly string and noisy snapping caps. Everyone found lots of varieties of junk food to enjoy. The playground equipment was fun. But by the time we got back home, he was “out” and napped the rest of the day. That is how he recharges his battery to keep in perpetual motion!
Grand parenting is such a fun time of life.