NORTH FORK – The North Fork Boosters held their kick-off dinner and dance for the 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, Apr. 6, highlighted by the announcement of this year’s candidates for Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger.
Ten young people, ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 15, will compete for the three honors. The candidate who sells the most tickets to the Jamboree will be declared the winner.
All contestants receive 10 percent of their ticket sales. Along with her crown and sash, the Queen receives 10 percent of her sales, plus an extra $100 cash and a possible $500 college scholarship.
Tickets are just $2 if purchased from contestants, or $5 at the gate on the days of the event.
The Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger will represent North Fork at various functions throughout the year.
The Loggers Jamboree will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, at the North Fork Recreation Center. Participants pay tribute to the hard work and skill of loggers of time past and those still keeping the tradition alive today, while keeping the crowds entertained throughout the competition.
All proceeds go into the North Fork Boosters General Fund to keep local facilities, programs, and events going year after year.
In between events, you can visit local food vendors and crafters, and if you feel the need to cool then off, head down to the swimming area for a dip.
Little Princess Contestants:
Hazel Bates, age 2-1/2, sponsored by Tom Wheeler
Nayeli Hodges, age 4, sponsored by All Phase Construction
Birdie McMillan, age 3-1/2, sponsored by Millers Landing
Amalia Stanley, age 3, sponsored by Box Feed
McKenna Williams, age 2-1/2, sponsored by Vining Forest Products
Little Logger Contestants:
Waylon Fonseca, age 2, sponsored by Bandit Town
Quentin Wyatt Vitalec-Perry, age 4, sponsored by Sierra News Online
Phoenix Zavalza, age 3-1/2, sponsored by Phoenix Landscaping Maintenance
Jamboree Queen Contestants:
Britani Messick, age 15, sponsored by Steve’s Pet Shop & Corner Feed
Paige Makenzie Thornburg, sponsored by the Buckhorn Saloon