Highlands JAMBOREE — Happy Happy Happy

The skaters from Prince’s Roller Rink exhibited the exuberance

HIGHLANDS – “Happy Happy Happy” was the theme for the 57th Annual Jamboree this year, and it seemed to have an effect on the crowds, who sported long beards and camo and woodsman’s clothes as you might see on the popular TV show “Duck Dynasty.” Many of the floats had a backwoods flavor to them.

A large crowd turned out last Saturday, for the traditional events, which included a Fun Run/Walk to start the morning, a long parade with many units, a car show, crafts booths, silent auction and talent events in the Elementary School auditorium.

The Jamboree is a fun and fund raising event for the Chamber of Commerce, who also presented their community awards during the day. Judges for the parade were provided by Kohl’s in Baytown, and the Fun Run benefitted Habitat for Humanity.

Terry Davis Award

This award is the top Chamber award to someone in the community that consistently helps make Highlands a better place to live. This year it was given to the masons of Sampson Lodge #231.

Miss Highlands Pageant

This Jamboree related contest will take place next weekend at the Highlands Junior School Auditorium, 2 pm for the Jr. event, 7 pm for the Sr. judging.