56th Annual JAMBOREE draws large crowds

Terry Davis Award Winner Dr. Phillip Morris was the parade marshal

HIGHLANDS – Great weather, beautiful girls and cars, marching bands and firetrucks, lots of people, food and fun marked another successful Highlands Jamboree last Saturday. In fact, this one even had a blow-up Spanish Galleon for kids to play on!

The Jamboree is a benefit for the Highlands Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, but it also celebrates the history of Elena/Highlands and the establishment of its first bank, Highlands State Bank, in 1955.

The all-day event started with a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 7 am, then the parade down Main Street, a Festival at the Elementary School complete with a Little Children’s Pageant, a Car Show, crafts and food booths, and a silent auction.