“Summer Days & Country Ways”

Bigfoot Jamboree is coming September 3-5th. The theme of this year’s Jamboree is “Summer Days and Country Ways!”

Time to get out your best creative ideas and plan a float for the Sunday Parade on this theme. Get out your file of secret family recipes and bake up the best grilling for the Cook-off too! There’s fun for all at the Bigfoot Jamboree.
Friday September 3rd
Welcome to the Bigfoot Jamboree at the Pavilion and booths open 6 p.m.
Teen Dance with music by Trackster D.J. from 9 – 12 p.m.

Saturday September 4th
Rib Grilling Cook off SET UP at 9 a.m.
Sign ups for Poker Run at 11 o’clock
12 noon Booths and Concessions open throughout the River Park
Bounce House open throughout the day operated by Nell Sakota for Community Easter Egg Hunt
Smokey Bear also arrives at noon
1 o’clock judging (Tasting) on the Rib Grilling Cook Off
2 o’clock Bigfoot Jamboree fist ever Grillig’ Cook Off Awards
2:30 Watermelon Eating Contest
9 p.m.Dance with music by Genuine Draft Band/ Park Closes at Midnight

Sunday, September 5th
7:30 Pancake Breakfast at the Happy Camp Elementary School on Park Way just before the River Park.
9:30 Parade Sign ups at the Post office
10-10:45 Parade Staging for all entrants who have already signed up at the Post Office.
Theme: Summer Days and Country Ways
Grand Marshalls- Jay and Stella Clark
Parade Announcer- Alan Dyar
12 noon Booths and Concessions open at the River Park
1 pm Kids Penny Scramble sponsored by Bigfoot Shop Smart
2 p.m. Ducky Race
Park Closes at 5 P.m.

Karuk Reunion at the River Park

composite of Karuk Reunion
14th Annual Karuk Reunion was a great day at the River Park in Happy Camp, Saturday, August 21st. The theme was “atahareesh nu’iina” which means, “We will Always Exist.” It was beautiful at the River Park on the grass in the shade of the large trees. Everyone is welcome and it was open and free to the public. There are a lot of fun activities. There was inforamtion as well as vendors with food, crafts, jewelry and art for your enjoyment.

High point was the Salmon Dinner at 3:30 p.m.. Yum!

In the meantime there are lots of fun activities for the kids.
Duke Arwood is arranging a poker tournament and there will also be traditional card games. Robert Goodwin is doing the Horseshoe Tournament. Arch Super is arranging the Volleyball tournament. Those with skill at axe throwing will also have opportunity to show their expertise. There will be a 5k fun run and 3k fun walk to give you a good appetite for the yummy food that will be served.

Thank you to the Karuk Tribe for the annual Reunion which allows everyone to get together with old friends and family that haven’t been seen for awhile.

New Sign WELCOMES Oregon Visitors!

Welcome to our friendly little town!

One of our artists, Cheryl Wainwright, has crafted a unique welcome sign to Happy Camp. At the corner of Davis Road and Indian Creek Road, across from Parry’s Market, is a bright red and white painted antique truck with a sign, “Happy Camp, Welcome!”

Cheryl and her daughter completed the erection of the sign this week. At other attempts, part of the sign broke but now repairs have been made and we hope this will make folks coming from Oregon feel our sincere Happy Camp Welcome!

This sign is just two blocks from where Cheryl’s previous big project, the Bigfoot Sculpture, rises at the intersection of Davis Road and Hwy 96 in front of the Siskiyou Klamath At Center. With Ralph Starritt, a well known Siskiyou County artist, and with community help gathering materials, the Bigfoot was assembled. Many visitors to our community like to have their photos taken with our Bigfoot!

Dennis Day’s Dreamcatcher, “The World’s Largest Dreamcatcher” of it’s kind is also located on the two block stretch of Davis Road, making it the artistic center of this small town.

Youth do Summer Yard Work

Youth do Yard Work for Church
Youth do Yard Work for Church

The Youth of the Happy Camp Christian Fellowship were busy in the heat of summer, doing yard work. The church bought property on Park Way in Happy Camp, including the car wash on Hwy 96. But, as with all things, weeds and blackberries sometimes tend to take over a place. So the young people have been working at the property to cut back on the blackberries.

Pastor Kirk Eadie, Alex, James, Abigail, Joosie, and Ciera were at the church property doing some weeding. Tomorrow, Abigail will be cooking up a storm with another girl who wants to go to camp, too. They have been having bake sales in front of Parry’s for money for camp.

This weekend, James and Alex will be heading out to Camp Bradley’s High School Camp. The boys will be back on Friday, then they will turn around on Sunday and leave again for Camp Ford, High School Rafting and Camping Trip. These boys are going to be bushed… Keep your prayers up for them and their stamina…. the parents too…

The girls still have time to earn their way to camp as it is later in the summer. Thanks all who have helped and supported their efforts.

The Students are taught in Sunday School at 10:30 on Sunday morning at the Happy Camp Elementary School, when services for the whole family are held. The older students are taught by Dave (Mookie) Culbert while the younger elementry students are taught by Robyn Eadie. Alternate weeks Dan and Judy Bushy assist the teens to teach the younger students. Everyone is welcome to attend the Happy Camp Christian Fellowship on Sunday at 10:30 at the Elementary School on Park Way.

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