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(Bigfoot Queen Royal Pinassi escorted by her Dad at the Coronation Friday 9/5/2015)

By Judy Bushy September 7, 2015

Bigfoot Jamboree was a lot of fun in Happy Camp!! The busy weekend began Friday afternoon with a Softball Tournament that continued to Sunday. Traditional Salmon Dinner was great Friday at the River Park. Happy Campers gathered for the Bigfoot Queen Coronation of Royale Pinassi by Bailei Allec, last year’s queen! The Princesses were Meranda Rasmussen, Maddy Offield and Matilda Peters. After Queen Royale and her escort began the Queen’s Dance, raffle tickets were drawn. The first prize was $200 cash, for which the winner offered a round of ice cream to everyone! Next prize was $100 to Becky Evans. A chainsaw was won by Frank Snyder. Then dozens of other prizes and gift certificates were won and the winners of those didn’t have to be present, like the first three. Music for the evening was “Music by Chalis”

The grassy park lawns were occupied by jewelry and handcraft vendors, Forest Service Information booths, and food booths. Tim Pinkos a leather artist helped out my husband with a couple holes in his belt and had such beautiful work. Happy Camp Ambulance had a Dime Toss Game for Gold, and there was the Poker Booth by State of Jefferson Brotherhood as well. Food booths offered varieties of Indian Fry bread, pizza, pretzels, corn-dogs, nachos, Indian Tacos, cinnamon rolls, turnovers and blackberry pies, Yummy!! Wish we had Dolly Elston’s fried zucchini recipe as everyone loved it!!

(Ballerina classes gave a recital at Happy Camp’s Bigfoot jamboree Saturday 9/6/2015)
Besides the vendors who continued Saturday and Sunday, there were many other activities going on: the Ballet Recital by the darling little ballerinas, The Cupcake War, Horseshoe Tournament and “The Roadsters’ live band on Saturday. From 11 to 5 it was Kids Day at the Park with Water Slide, Obstacle Course and lots of cool stuff for the youngsters! The Karaoke Contest began Saturday and continued with finals for the $200 prize Sunday.

Early Sunday morning there was a Pancake Breakfast at the Happy Camp Elementary School by the High School Class and assisted by Dan Effman. It was a delicious breakfast with eggs done just the way you request, orange juice, sausage and pancakes. It ended in time for everyone to get ready for the Parade, but first we went to see the 5K Bigfoot Run Completion.

Bigfoot Jamboree Schedule 2012

Bigfoot Jamboree 1012
Friday August, 31, 2012

5 pm Booths & Concessions open at the River Park
7 pm Bigfoot Queen Coronation & Drawing at the River Park Pavilion
9 pm Bigfoot Queens Dance at the River Park Pavilion
Music by the Traskdster D.J. Service
Park closes at Midnight

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7 AM 5K Run theme Blue & Gold
Wear your colors for fun!!
2nd Annual Coed SOFTBALL Tournament Al,l Weekend
between the Elementary School & The River Park

12 pm Booths and Concessions open at the River Park.
12 pm Bigfoot Arrives at the River Park
1 pm Richard Thomsen- Balloon art at the River Park
2 pm Kids Carnival Games at the River Park sponsored by Scott Valley Bank
507 Karoke provided by by Bill & Ellen Johnson
Sign up at 4:30 and singing starts at 5
7 pm Lawnmower Races Sponsored by ALMA at the Go Kart Track
7 pm Dance at the River park pavilion
Music by Genuine Draft Band
Park closes at Midnight

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7 to 10 am Pancake Breakfast at the Elementary School Gym
sponsored by the eighth grade class.
9:30 to 10:30 Parade Sign-up and Staging next to the Post office
11 am Parade Begins Them: Generations
Hwy 96 and Davis Road, west on Hwy 96 to Second Avenue
Grand Marshall: Rosie and Bob Bley
12 pm Booths & Concessions begin at the River Park
1:15 Parade Awards at the River Park Pavilion
1:30 pm Music by Lenny Green Singer/songwriter who now speculation in Bigfoot
River Park Pavilion
2:30 Music to be announced
3 pm Ducky Race
Accept Ducks all weekend long at the park. Floating of the ducks begins at 2nd Avenue Bridge and ducks float to Hwy 96 bridge. First duck to cross the shadow of bridge wins
$5 donation gives you a chance at
$100 first place
$ 75 second place
$ 50 third place
$ 25 fourth place.
4:30 pm Zucchini Contest
Bring your largest zucchini to the River Park Pavilion for judging
Is yours the biggest??
7 pm Lawn mower Races
Sponsored by the Outdoor Club at the Go Kart track
Park closes at 6 PM
Events and times subject to change, modification or cancellation.
No outside Alcoholic beverage allowed inside the park
No back packs or bicycles allowed inside the park
No dogs allowed inside the park not even if they are on a leach
No Alcohol will be sold after midnight in accordance with liquor license requirements.

7th Annual Kids Fair Saturday!

By Judy Bushy

The 7th Annual Kids Fair was held last Saturday at the beautiful River Park in Happy Camp. There were games like Duck Duck, Goose with water balloons. Great fun for a hot day! Thanks to the CHP officers that were there, families were able to have free CHP car seats and installation. The officers kindly answered families’ questions on keeping children safe when traveling. They had video and a survey to fill out too.

Besides the games and prizes for the kids, they loved the dental booth. Vickie Waddell gave the children new toothbrushes, brushing timer, and even gum that is good for your teeth. One little gentleman must have reminded me a million times, that it was good for his teeth!! (Maybe a slight exaggeration!)

The fishing pond was one of the favorite games for the kids, and some even got big teddy bears. Sue Hillman helped children make puppets with glitter and markers and glue and all that fun stuff. There was a table to paint a hat.

There was a raffle for adults, too! Rita Manley, “Queen of the Universe” — well, I asked, so she jokingly told me I could call her that, was taking a survey on what services the Family Resrouce Center might provide to the community. Some of the suggested items were GED assistance and Seniors’ programs. They already do so many things that it is honestly difficult to think of anything not covered yet. They are always looking for ways to be of help in our isolated little town of Happy Camp.

Cliff Stockton cooked up the hotdogs for lunch. There were free hot dogs, sodas, and water which was welcome on that hot afternoon.  Sno cones were also a popular item.

There was a tortoise to talk to. His name is Barstow. And Smokey bear arrived with helpers to hand out stickers and things to the kids!

Kids books give away was from the First 4 program for preschool age children who will have a good start in school due to this boost to literacy. What a wonderful time under the shady trees in the grassy area at the right fork of the park drive. It was a pleasant afternoon to share with community members and visit with neighbors.

Thanks to Dorcas and all the sponsors and volunteers that helped make this a great day. It had to be moved from July due to the fire danger when it was initially scheduled. It ended up being a celebration that our town still stands together!

Sponsored by: HC Family Resource Center in partnership with Siskiyou First 5, Domestic Violence, CHP,Ca Office of Safety Health Childhood Injury Prevention Program, Parrys Market, Clinic Pharmacy, Pepsi Cola, Scott Valley Bank, Siskiyou Telephone, Crystal Geyser Bottle Water Co. & Others.

Happy Camp Children’s Fair, 2001

A fair for children was held at River Park in Happy Camp on July 14, 2001.

Children enjoyed fun activities like face painting, drawing Bigfoot pictures, and ring toss.

One of the attractions was a petting zoo with llamas and miniature horses from Little Dreams Ranch.

A girl with a miniature horse
A girl waits patiently as the hungry miniature horse enjoys the fresh, green lawn.
Nearby, a crowd gathers to see llamas at the Children’s Fair petting zoo in River Park.