Bigfoot jamboree is this weekend!!

Go to Art & Entertainment tab on the left for the Bigfoot Jamboree Schedule for this weekend!!!

We will put up further information on the Bigfoot Princesses for 2012 on the Children & Youth Page soon.

Thanks to Linda Zink and her Coordinating Council committee for all the work they have done to bring this years Bigfoot jamboree to us.

Enjoy a wonderful time in the River Park, sipping on that strawberry lemonade!

Eigth graders are selling tickets to the All You Can Eat Pancake Brfeakfast Sunday Morning at the Elementary School. Get your tickets while they last!! Enjoy the Parade on Sunday too!! Bob and Rosie Bley will be the Grand Marshalls. They have both done so much for our community, especially at the Elementary School and the computer center and we are grateful they are our neighbors in Happy Camp!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Bigfoot Jamboree Schedule 2012

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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.

2nd ‘Rockin the Klamath’ fun at the RiverPark

Key of Three was the headliner band for 3rd annual Rockin’ the Klamath

Saturday was a beautiful day in the park for Rockin’ the Klamath, but the weather was warm. That is probably why there were so many wishing to win the Raffle for the Inflatable Kayak with pump, paddle and lifevest! Just the thought of a cool ride down Indian Creek in that Kayak sounded mighty refreshing!The Kayak was donated by James Buchner of Klamath River Resort Inn who was at the park bright and early Saturday setting up a screen tent. Shane Gottleib and his family who have Affordable Memories and More were also busy setting up the sound system as well as their booth.

The Seniors had a pull tab booth. Rich Kelly had his beautiful jewelry. much of it made of Happy Camp Jade. River Connection booth had both jewelry they had created and even a shirt of mail. Linda Martin was selling and signing her newly published, River Girl. Affordable Kemories & More had a booth of absolutely beautiful photographs!! They also made a DVD which will be available in the Chamber office in coming days.

Cheyenne Moore favored us by singing the National Anthem to begin the program. Happy Camp Has Talent master of ceremonies was Ray (the roofer) Masters. He introduced the talented Happy Campers who sang and did great performances. Ballots were given when the tickets were collected at the gate so that the audience could vote on the contestants. Paul and Colleen Lefleur and Todd Gilbert tied for first place winners. The two other performances that won were Dinah’s dancing ladies and Cheyenne Moore. It was very difficult to choose between the performances because we enjoyed them all and they were each so unique. The performances left some time to spare, although many had already voted so others were cajoled to overcome stage fright and show us their talent. I never knew Judy Hahn wrote and recited epic poetry. Loved hearing her recite “I’m a cowboy.” Jeanne Burrer sang the Patsy Cline song, “Crazy” very well. We also enjoyed Tera Haute singing “Blue Bayou”. Lisa sang “The Tree Song ==Starlight”. It never fails to surprise me how talented so many Klamath Neighbors are in so many ways!!All in all, it was difficult to decide upon a winner, as shown by the number of ties and all were greatly appreciated. Hopefully they will be prepared to share their talents again the next time when we have Happy Camp Has Talent and not be shy.

An Oregon band, Ponderosa Breeze, played next as people enjoyed Polish Dogs, sodas and smoothies. Rosemary Boren kept food service going and the smoothies were so refreshing. She was assisted by many volunteers, especially Yukon, Charlotte, and Cliff who slaved over the hot grill through the hot hours of the day. Some enterprising young ladies picked blackberries along the River Park pond and enjoyed FRESH blackberry smoothies! Thank you for all the help Angelina!!

The Happy Camp Coordinating Council which are the folks that will be putting on the Bigfoot Jamboree August 31 through September 1 & 2 ran the beer booth at Rockin the Klamath. They will be looking forward to seeing you again at the River Park August 31-September 2nd for Bigfoot Jamboree!!

State of Jefferson Brotherhood Motorcycle friends helped out at the park also. It was good to have them there. Half of those who had planned to help out in that capacity had been called out due to the Dillon Fire southwest of Happy Camp near Dillon Creek. One can never plan when a wildfire will occur and sometimes it happens when you have other plans. However, you just drop everything and go. We appreciate the firefighters and all their support workers who were fighting the fire.

Next year will be the 3rd annual Rockin the Klamath tentatively scheduled for end of June. Plan now to update your Talent and put on your dancing shoes and plan to come then.

Come to Happy Camp for the Bigfoot Jamboree!

No one who has lived in Happy Camp long doubts that this is the biggest event of the year, Bigfoot Jamboree. This will be the 45th year of celebrating, although one canceled for wildfires and once Kids Daze occurred instead. This year’s Bigfoot Jamboree begins at 6 pm Friday evening with the booths and concessions open. The Bigfoot queen, Cassidy Little, will be crowned and her court of five princesses will be Bridget Koons, Abigail Eadie, Florence Peters, Summer Goodwin and Julia Peters. DJ Trackster will begin the dance at 9 until midnight when the park closes.

Saturday morning before the booths and concessions open in the River Park at 10 you can still get up bright and early and get pancakes for breakfast by the Cub Scouts. The Amazing Race will begin at 11 am and will continue until there is a winner. It’s $10 to enter but that will go for the prizes and t-shirts for contestants too! You may compete as a team which will come in very helpful to get smart people on your team to solve the riddles. Linda Zink and Lisa West of the Bigfoot Stores are arranging the races and it sure sounds like a lot of fun so you won’t want to miss the Amazing Race.

Chalk Art will occur at the Pavilion at 10:30 Saturday also. Drift Boat Poker Run is happening on the Klamath River at 11. For more information on the Drift Boat Poker Run give Jody Waddell a call. Smokey the Bear will visit all the good boys and girls at the park around noon with his Forest Service escort. At one o’clock at the Pavilion, Robert “Javabob” Schmalzbach and Linda Martin will be sharing aobut Bigfoot Research.

Saturday at 2 pm there will be kids games. The Salmon BBQ by the Karuk Boosters club will begin at 3 and at 5 will be the Talent Show. Glenn Rickles is arranging the talent and everyone can compete for the fun of it. Kim and Bill will provide Karoke at the Pavilion at 7 pm. Genuine Draft Band will take the stage until midnight with music to dance by. In the meantime the Outdoor Club will be over on the old Go Kart Track racing Lawnmowers at 7.

Sunday morning pancake breakfast will be at the Happy Camp Elementary School sponsored by the Family Resource Center who does so many good things in Happy Camp helping people and families and the whole community. Get your pancakes from 7 AM to 10 AM. Yum!

Parade sign up is at 9:39n to 10:30 so that the parade will be ready to start on Davis Road by 11 o’clock. The route of the parade will be lined with Happy Campers down Davis Road, west on Highway 96 to 3nd Avenue and then to the Bridge over Indian Creek. The theme is Wonderland. The judges will be evaluating all the floats and entries in the parade.

On Sunday the booths and concessions don’t open until noon after the parade and then there will be Cowboy Poetry by Bill Roberts. Hotdog Eating Contest will be sponsored by Elk Creek Campground at 1pm and fill the contestants up for lunch!! At 1:15 the awards for the Parade entries will be announced at 1:15 pm. Then there will be music by the Trail Prison Band.

Ducks will be available earlier at the Park and but they will begin their race down Indian Creek at the Bridge and proceed to the mouth of Indian Creek on the Klamath where the winner will be fished out of the water. Then there will be a Family Fun time with sack races, egg toss and hula hooping, and lots of activities just for the fun of it. When this has ended a very happy but busy day, the park will close at 6. If you still have energy left, go over to the Go Kart Race Track and enjoy another turn with the Lawn Mower races. All in all there’s a lot of fun things to do! Bring your family and friends and enjoy this very special weekend. Join us for Happy Camp’s Bigfoot Jamboree.

Annual Bigfoot Jamboree

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