This Saturday marks the 59th Annual Prospect Jamboree & Timber Carnival. It is one of a very few timber carnivals remaining in the United States.
Events begin with a Lumberjack breakfast at Lions Park, hosted by Home Extension. Breakfast will be served from 7-9:30 a.m.
Parade time is 10 a.m. with the line up at 9:30 across from the Prospect Store.
At 11 a.m. events begin with the National Anthem and official introduction of the Grand Marshal. After that, the fun begins with a tug of war, bingo, music, hay scramble and horseshoes.
The major event of the day, the Timber Carnival begins at noon. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
For the younger set there is the greased pig contest at 12:30. This is followed by a watermelon eating contest, pop walk, hula hoop contest, gunny sack races and at 3:30 try the limbo contest. A lot of old-fashioned fun for one and all.
The Timber Carnival includes many events and prizes. Contests will include axe throw, single buck, unlimited stock saw, choker setting, Jack & Jill, antique saw, seed axe throw, double buck, stock saw, speed pole climb, and log rolling among several other contests.
Before the day is over be sure to get a $1 raffle ticket (six for $5.)
The day of activities is presented by the Prospect Community Club. They meet the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Prospect Community Club and always welcome everyone.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent