NORTH FORK – Have you purchased your tickets to the 60th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree on Saturday, July 6?
If not, you’ll want to pick them up soon, preferably from one 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. The Queen receives 10 percent of her sales, along with her crown and sash, 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. Ticket purchase automatically enters buyer into a raffle for a chance to win one of three outstanding prizes — a $100 gift certificate to Box Feed in North Fork, a Miller’s Landing party boat rental or $1,000 cash money! Tickets good for Sunday only.
The Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger will represent North Fork at various functions throughout the year.
Little Logger Contestants:
Quentin Wyatt Vitalec-Perry, age 5, sponsored by Sierra News Online (tickets available at Sierra Global Tech)
Waylon Fonseca, age 2, sponsored by Bandit Town
Phoenix Zavalza, age 3-1/2, sponsored by Phoenix Landscaping Maintenance
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 Miller’s Landing
Amalia Stanley, age 3, sponsored by Box Feed
McKenna Williams, age 2-1/2, sponsored by Vining Forest Products
Jamboree Queen Contestants:
Britani Messick, age 15, sponsored by Steve’s Pet Shop & Corner Feed
Paige Makenzie Thornburg, sponsored by the Buckhorn Saloon
Pick up your tickets in advance — that’s good shopping!
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.