Prospect native and retired logger Cliff Chapman will lead the 57th Prospect Jamboree Parade "Saluting the Logging Legends" starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. The line up begins at 8 a.m. across from The Wanigan on Mill Creek Drive..
The Jamboree started in 1950 by Eugene Burrill as a fund raiser for
the Prospect Community Club is a non profit organization. Today the
PCC has a board of nine directors. And with the help of dedicated
volunteers, they put on one of the last remaining timber carnivals in
the state of Oregon.
In the good old days, every small town
had a logging show. Although most people would like to think the
demise of the logging industry is the reason behind just a few
remaining timber carnivals, the truth is it is the lack of volunteers.
is proud of its heritage, its logging history and the dedicated
community members that continue to bring this wholesome, family fun day
to Southern Oregon.
Events include a lumberjack breakfast
from 7-9:30 at Lions Park; lawnmower racers at 8:30 at the bus barn; 9
a.m. parade, 10 a.m. booths open with special ceremony; horseshoe
contest at 11 a.m. and the much-loved hay scramble gets underway for
the kids at 11:30. Events for children continue all afternoon.
Timber Carnival begins at noon. Folks will be pleased to know there is
a new spar tree this year. Along with the carnival will be many
raffles. There is a $3 charge for adults and $1.50 cost for children at
the Timber Carnival.
The day ends at 6 p.m.