Jamboree at the Mill Coming Up

This year’s Jamboree at the Mill will be held from July 23-27, at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill and the theme is “The best five days of Summer”.
“Most people, I think, don’t know that this is not just an event for 4-Hers,” said Lewis County extension employee Annie Brown, “but it is an event open to the public too.”
Brown said that there have been over 15 annual Jamboree at the Mills held at Jackson’s Mill and that the children really look forward to this event every year.
All year long 4-Hers work on book and agricultural projects, then at Jamboree at the Mill, they display their projects, which the public can look at and judges award ribbons for the projects.
There are a variety activities planned for the Jamboree including blacksmithing, story times, ice cream social, dress your own potato, cake walk and farm chore Olympics.
Most of the events at the Jamboree are open to the public and many of the events are free, because of the partnership with EQT.
“EQT has been a great contributor and has made it possible for children to be able to take something home with them from the Jamboree whether it be a craft or some cotton candy,” said Brown.
The Jamboree will host a photography contest for youths under the age of 21. Photos will be judged in categories including: color, black and white, wild and wonderful, people and animals.
A Fresh Vegetable Show, Home Canning Exhibit and Contest and Flower Show will also be events at the Jamboree.
For more information or a full schedule of events contact the Lewis County extension office at 304-269-4660.

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