Prospect hosts 60th Timber Carnival, Aug. 21, one of few left in U.S

“Sixty years….A Million Memories” is the theme for the Prospect Jamboree and Timber Carnival, on Saturday, Aug. 21. A good many people that recall those early years are sure to be on hand to share and celebrate the good times.

Don and Donna Andresen are this year’s Grand Marshals. Andresens just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Donna was born in Prospect, Don was a latecomer not finding the community until 1948. Together they have supported just about every activity and cause in Prospect, including the Community Club.

The Jamboree is the big fundraiser for the Community Club.

This year’s events are very special with the return of two very po[ular entertainers- Arnold the Clown and Brian Bartow, the multi gold medal speed climber.

The Timber Carnival gets underway at noon. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Sign up is from 10-11:30 a.m.

There are 16 events beginning with the women’s axe throw and ending with the speed pole climb and log rolling.

While the Timber Carnival is underway, there are a lot of activities for the kids (and for some adults). Starting at 12:30, you won’t want to miss the greased pig contest. (And if you can get her to slow down for a minute, ask Liz Steward about this little piggy.

Next comes the watermelon eating contest, a kid’s pop walk, hula hoop, gunny sack races and the limbo contest.

Events actually begin at 7 a.m. with the Home Extension’s Lumberjack Breakfast at Lions Park. It runs until 9:30 a.m.

The parade line up begins at 9 a.m. across from the Prospect Store, with the parade at 10 a.m. Booths open at 11 a.m. in the park. From then until Timber Carnival time, events include tug of war, bingo, music by Grand Illusion DJ, the hay scramble and horseshoes.

 

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