Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Vernonia Friendship Jamboree

This past weekend was the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree. The population of Vernonia probably multiplied by ten over the three days. There were the local food booth provided by the lions, there were a lot of vendors selling food to jewelry, a free logging show, the characters in AXEMAN, a free horse show, there was a local art show, music, dances, fishing, car show, motocyle show, and a parade. It is fun to see all the excitement in a small town.
Randy Aultman is one of the Lions selling barbecued beef sandwiches. There were a lot of vendors.
Roxy got to watch the parade.
The local scouts lead the parade.
The grand marshal was a local businessman.

A winning baseball team

Mayor Sally Harrison, one of my bridge buddies.

Pretty girls on horses

Old time cars and trucks.
Citizen of the year, Josette Mitchell
More pretty girls on horses, part of the Ridge Rider Group

My Fair Lady Princess, Pat Ray

Local teachers, aides, cooks, custodians, coaches, and students showing support for building badly needed new schools.

The Astoria Clowns

Lots of logging trucks

Fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars. The local volunteer fireman handed out stuffed animals to the children.
There was a chain saw wood carver.

Art on display in the Learning center.
The Axeman of the T V show.
and Deloris Webb, one of the many volunteers that make it all happen.

1 comment:

Linda Reeder said...

Those are some good lookin' logs on that truck. Mom has complained recently that the Molalla parade never has any decent logs anymore.

There's nothing quite like a small town celebration. glad you had fun.