“Happy Days” Jamboree Oct. 6

Parade Marshal will be last year’s Terry Davis Award winner, Judge Don Coffey.
Parade Marshal will be last year’s Terry Davis Award winner, Judge Don Coffey.

The 62nd Annual Highlands Jamboree will come to life next Saturday, October 6th.

Townsfolk are looking forward to this annual celebration, after last year’s near “wash-out” from Hurricane Harvey.

Parade chairpersons Jessica Woods and Virginia Woods announced the theme as “Happy Days are Here Again.” The Jamboree is put on as a fundraiser for the Highlands Lynchburg Chamber, and sponsored this year by Woodforest National Bank.

Events will start early Saturday morning with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, starting at the Highlands Community Center. Registration starts at 7am. Sponsored by Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, the co-chairs are Kathy Jaeger and Gary guy.

The Parade starts at 10 am, and follows the traditional route down Main Street, from E. Houston Street to Jones Road. Brenda Moore and Betty Michalsky are in charge of the parade. Judging of floats/units will take place for the following categories: Best of Theme, School Spirit, Non-Commercial, Commercial, Antique/Classic Car, Modified or Race Car.

The Pageant will start following the parade, at 11am in the Elementary School. Crafts Booths and vendors are under the chair of Virginia Woods and Betty Brewer.

The enjoyable Little Miss & Mister Pageant takes place starting at 12 noon, with awards following the judging. There is also a silent auction, and many different food booths.

Entry forms are available at the following link: http://www.highlandslynchburgcc.org/ About.html or call the Chamber at 281-426-7227.

Entertainment will include the GCM theater group, with the Boy Scouts presenting the flag colors, and singing the National Anthem.

The following weekend, Oct. 13, the Miss Highlands and Jr. Miss Pageants will be put on by Highlands Horizons. The Theme is “The 80’s” and will take place at the Junior High at 2pm and 7pm.