Summer plans along the Klamath!

Bob Schmalzbach, president of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce presents Paul LaFleur with first prize won by The Flower Band at Rockin' the Klamath.

Bob Schmalzbach, president of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce presents Paul LaFleur with first prize won by The Flower Band at Rockin’ the Klamath.


Our busy summer along the wild Klamath River has begun. Thanks for all who helped at the River Park for Saturday’s Rockin’ the Klamath. So sad I didn’t get a photo of all the Bigfoot Jamboree volunteers making delicious hamburgers and serving customers, Dan & Cathy’s Kwik Dogs or Dolly serving Strawberry lemonade at her stand.

July 20th families will be returning to the River for the Karuk Reunion. It’s always wonderful to see friends and family from far and wide return for a visit.

Siskiyou County Fair will be held in Yreka August 7-11 after the Horse Show on the 4th. The theme for the 2013 Siskiyou Golden Fair is “Ol’ Nugget’s Birthday Bash!” That gives all the 4H kids who will be tremendously busy at that time, to recover by the time school resumes August 22nd.

Then August 30 starts the Bigfoot Jamboree, put on by the Happy Camp Coordinating Council. Friday there will be the coronation of the Bigfoot Queen and the dance for the teens. Vendors will be there and continues Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will have a great new Kids Day at the Park for the youngsters as well as plenty for others. Sunday is the Parade, based this year on a Disney theme. If you haven’t seen the monthly newsletter that Abigail Yaeger is putting out about the plans for this year’s Bigfoot Jamboree, you will want to check it out. Lots of fun things are planned!

They are planning a 5K Bigfoot Dash also so contact Jaclyn Goodwin about that! I wonder if they’d give a t shirt to Seniors whose dash has slowed to a walk??

The girls are selling raffle tickets in the contest for Bigfoot Queen so be sure to support their efforts. Our community is great about supporting the youth opportunities and it makes one proud of our Klamath Neighbors! The Bigfoot Jamboree ties up the summer and with kids back in school, it seems that fall can’t be far behind, but we have weeks of fun yet to go before that time.

Fun at the RiverPark: Rockin’ the Klamath Coming June 29th

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A week from Saturday, there will be another wonderful June day at the River Park, full of music! It’s time for the third annual Rockin’ the Klamath musical event at the River Park.

The afternoon will begin with the opportunity to share your talents with your friends and neighbors of the community, “Happy Camp Has Talent”. Can you sing? What instrument do you play? Can you recite a poem or share something else? This is your opportunity. We are all looking forward to seeing you there and hearing your talented performance at the River Park pavilion on that day.

The winning performances will give an encore after the Jam Session. All you musicians need to come for the Jam Session.

Ponderosa Breeze, an Oregon band that you may be following on Facebook as they play at the Greek Place in Ashland, will be playing.

Headliner is the Spiro Kings who will be returning because they were enjoyed so much when they were with us in 2011 at Rockin the Klamath. Here comes the opportunity to have a great night out at the River Park.

There is the Raffle for an inflatable Kayak that comes with paddle, pump and life vest. You can get your tickets in the Chamber Office for $1 each, or for a limited time only 15 for $10. Can’t you just think how much you will enjoy a cool kayak floating down the creek on a hot summer day? Sounds like delightful fun! This grand prize was donated by Klamath River Resort Inn just a couple miles upriver from Happy Camp, right on the River! If you are more into games, there’s a play station music “thingy” to win, or a cast Bigfoot footprint donated by our local Bigfoot hunter, Javabob Schmalzbach. Ron and Rosemary Boren have donated entrance to Bike Rally which has a value of $55 also. So, come into the Office and see what your pleasure is in the wonderful opportunities in this raffle!

The Happy Coordinating Council will be fundraising for the Bigfoot Jamboree by running the Beer Booth and having hamburgers and some yummy baked goods also. There will be Quick Dogs and Dolly’s Deli also serving something for your picnic lunch as you listen to all the musical performances.

There will also be other vendors and more than ever before have planned to come so please thank our vendors. I didn’t get much chance to look at all the beautiful Happy Camp Jade and other jewelry that Rich Kelly had on display a couple of weeks ago at the Art & Treasure Klamath Yard Sales so looking forward to more time to look at the beautiful things he has created.

All together it will be a lovely day in the Park in Happy Camp,Saturday, June 29th from noon to midnight.

Rockin’ the Klamath Fun & Music Coming June 29th


Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 headline band for Rockin the Klamath

The Spiral Kings

The Spiral Kings return to Happy Camp after headlining RTK in 2011. They are from Medford Oregon and are a well known band performing together for many years. Back to Happy Camp by popular demand, they bring an even expanded show. Visit their website for a preview of their outstanding classic rock and blues show.

Spiral Kings Myspace Page

Spiral Kings Facebook Page

Opening Band – Ponderosa Breeze

Rockin the Klamath is a wonderful musical experience (featuring two top bands) and a talent show on the banks of the Klamath River in Happy Camp, California – deep in the heart of the Klamath National Forest.

Rockin the Klamath starts early afternoon on June 29, 2013 in the River Park with “Happy Camp Has Talent.” This is a talent show for people to perform for a crowd. Any act is welcome (within reason, modesty and decorum) from solo musicians, comedians, bands, etc. We had fun poetry recitation, and look forward to your sharing your talent!! (This schedule subject to change)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – “Happy Camp Has Talent” – a show of our local and talented performers! The crowd will choose the winner and the Chamber will award 3 prizes: $50 First, $30 2nd, $20 3rd.

Walk-in contestants welcome – report to the MC by the stage to get a performance time.

4:00 PM – Jam session! All musicians are welcome to join in!

5:00 PM – The 2nd and 3rd place winners of the “Happy Camp has Talent” contest will perform an encore.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Opening band – Ponderosa Breeze (Southern Oregon)

8:40 pm – Raffle – Grand Prize: Inflatable Kayak package donated by Klamath River Resort Inn

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Headline Band Spiral Kings (Medford Oregon)

Tickets:

Adults $10 at the gate, $7 in advance

Children (under 18) $7 at the gate or $5 in advance

Advance purchase tickets may be bought at the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce Office at 35 Davis Road – next to the Post Office in Happy Camp, CA. Or mail a check to the Chamber at PO Box 1188, Happy Camp, CA 96039 and we will mail the tickets in return or hold at will call depending on the date.

Raffle Tickets $1 each or in advance at Chamber office $7 for 10 tickets. Do not need to be present to win.

(2013 grand prize is brand new inflatable kayak, paddle, pump, and life jacket by KRRI )

Other Prizes: New Guitar Hero for Play Station 2 donated by Rosemary Boren

River tube with handles for floating down an easy section of the river by KRRI

There will be food and drink booths at the park as well as local arts, crafts, and jewelry vendors.

The beer booth is provided by Happy Camp Coordinating Council Inc. (aka Bigfoot Jamboree Committee) in support of the Bigfoot Jamboree on Labor Day Weekend.

The River Park is a well-shaded venue to spread out your blankets or lawn chairs and spend the day listening to the music at the beautiful River Park along the Klamath River in Happy Camp.

A FEW RULES:.

No outside food or beverage are permitted to be brought into the park.

No illegal substance to be brought in the park or consumed.

All people must purchase an admission ticket to enter and must wear their admission wrist band at all times – or be a volunteer and wear their volunteer wrist band at all times.

Do you have questions? Contact the Chamber Office 530-493-2900 or email info @ happycampchamber.org

To volunteer and receive free admission please sign up at the Chamber of Commerce Office. Limited numbers of volunteers needed! Sign up early!

Library Street Fair Enjoyed Musicians

Musicians play at the Local Library Fair

by Judy Bushy

The Second annual Street Fair sponsored by the board of Happy Camp’s local library was held Saturday.

Musicians played music throughout the day while there were so many things to stroll about and enjoy! Knit afghans to keep you warm on cold winter days. A good book to curl up before the fireplace and read to your heart’s content. Jody and Charlie’s Pizza wagon surprised everyone with delicious sandwiches on fresh baked bread instead of the usual pizza (which is always delicious too.)

The Cub Scouts were selling their popcorn to keep the Cub Scout Pack in funds for the coming year of scouting fun! The fifth grade boys didn’t miss asking a single passerby whether they might like to support the Scout program and buy popcorn. They had carmel corn with peanuts or with almonds, chocolately carmel popcorn, cheesey popcorn and an assortment of microwave popcorn, “Kettle Style,” “Unbelievable Butter,” or even “Butter Light” for those with microwave appliances.

Blameless Child Band Plays at Jamboree

Beth and Isaac of the Blameless Child Band

Bethany and Issac of the Blameless Child Band

By Judy Bushy

There was a special Christian Rock Concert at the pavilion after the parade by Blameless Child .

This group consists of the Bashor Family. Liz is 18 and lead vocalist and guitarist, Bethany is 16, and plays bass, Sam is 17, and Isaac, 11, rounds out the performers, but their adoptive parents help behind the scenes.

Thanks, Bill Estes, for helping to bring them to Happy Camp. They were also going to have supper with the youth of the community up at the Assembly of God Church afterwards.