2012 Ladybug friends had fabulous fun in the Bigfoot Jamboree Parade!

2012 Happy Camp LadyBugs: Dinah, Bonnie, Rusty, Leona and Terri had such a fun time in the Bigfoot Jamboree parade!

Remember all the fun with family and friends last Bigfoot Jamboree!?!?!? Ladybugs had a really fun time!

Well,all that fun doesn’t “just happen!” The Happy Camp Coordinating Council has begun getting ready. Thursday evening meeting at the Pizza House they met to begins to plan Bigfoot Jamboree for this Labor Day weekend 2913.

Linda Zink, Sammi Offield, and Abigail Yeager were on hand to talk about what new and exciting things will be happening at this years Bigfoot jamboree!!

They will also be helping the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce put on the fabulous concert at the River Park Saturday, June 29th hosting the Beer Booth and Bake goods to raise funds for the best Bigfoot jamboeree ever!!

Next meeting of the Happy Camp Coordinating Council to plan Bigfoot Jamboree will be April 3rd at the Pizza House at 6 PM. They’d really appreciate all the hard working volunteers who want to see it happen!!

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46th Annual Bigfoot Jamboree, 2012

Parry’s 1st place Commercial or Business float.

Tapasarara float of karuk Tribe dancers won for Organizations.

by Judy Bushy
The Happy Camp Coordinating Council is to be commended for all the hard work and planning that goes into the Bigfoot Jamboree before it seems to always “just happen” on Labor Day weekend! Thank you to Linda Zink, Sammi Offield, Leonie Jacobson, Donna McCulley, Montine Blevins, and Savannah from the bank and to all the others who worked on various aspects of our Hometown Festival every Labor Day: Bigfoot jamboree!!!

The parade was wonderful. Bob Goodwin was the MC and then announced the awards down at the River Park. The judges were Bob Hokanson, Cheryl Scruggs and Gary Burnett’s sister, Terry.

In the Business or Commercial float category, third place was the Bigfoot Towing and Lawn Mower Races. You really have to see these Lawn Mower Races put on by the Outdoor Club! I heard that Aaron Martin won the race Saturday evening but, didn’t hear the outcome of the Sunday evening races. Bob threw in that he had taken his lawnmower to be repaired at Bigfoot Towing, but they didn’t get it going 70 mph mowing his lawn.

The second place Commercial float was a red truck driven by Bonnie Alvarez with red spots all over. It was the Ladybug Shuttle from Forest Lodge. They had antennae and red shirts with the black dots decorating! They had a great deal of fun too!!

First place in the Commercial floats was Parry’s Market and they stuck to the the theme, Generations. Their float showed the generation of the Roaring 20s! the newlyweds, Mary and Erik were on the float with my neighbor, Carol Day..

Third place for Organizations was the Old Volks & Folks from Grants Pass. They had half a dozen old Volkswagens that were in different shapes, one had a cute trailer, and one looked like a mini-“hummer”. So glad that they came over the mountain to help make our Bigfoot Jamboree so much fun!

Second place in Organization floats was the River Valley 4H clubs horsemanship project. They had beautiful horses to drive, ride or walk and the miniatures. There were even a few on the end with “ stick” horses.

First place for Organizations was the Karuk dancers, They had the word Pasarara on their float which I’ll have to look up in the Karuk Dictionary to see the meaning.

The Individual category trophy went to Kayla Whitehouse. She does a marvelous job with her baton twirling.

The grand prize for all of the floats and parade entries was Marbke Mountain Gift Company! there was a red head from I love Lucy!! There were characters from “Grease” also….(remember when Mr. Saler put on a production of Grease years ago in the late 80s)

Parry’s Market float. It was great with the newlyweds, Mary and Eric, and our neighbor Carol Day on the Roaring 20s float!

The singer, Lenny Green sang at the park after the awards were given. He sang such fun Bigfoot songs. His song about the Bigfoot Byway has become a well loved favorite! You can hear him sing this song at http://www.landofthebigfoot.com/byway.htm.

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2012 Bigfoot Jamboree Celebrates Generations and our Klamath River fun!!

Winning Bigfoot Jamboree Float

Grand Prize Winning Float by Marble MountainGift Co.

With Goff fire close by, just up the road to Seiad Valley, some wondered if the Bigfoot Jamboree would come off. But it did!! Happy Campers are flexible, and even the fire camp at the park was kind enough to leave the pavialion and event area clear for the hometown festivities..

Baili Allec was crowned queen on Friday night and I’ll be adding photos, putting them  up of the wonderful parade entries and further information to follow..

2012 Bigfoot Jamboree Queen Baili Allec




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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.

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