Spring Jamboree 2004
by Ev Chase
It's been happening every year since 1979, in the spring, on the first weekend of May-- it's the Chamber of Commerce sponsored, Spring Jamboree in Bicentennial and Wilbur Parks on Colorado Street in Boulder City.
The two day, Saturday and Sunday event which developed from roots in Chamber of Commerce side walk sales 26 years ago, will open the tents and vending booths for another year of fun, food, games, rides, and many more exciting activities.
The show, which begins on Saturday at 8 a.m. and continues until Sunday at 4 p.m. is expected to draw upward of 15,000 people, including locals and visitors. Saturday closing time is 10:00 o'clock p.m. after street dancing, while Sunday the tents come down at 5:00?
Jill Rowland-Lagan, Chamber Executive Director, who experienced her first Jamboree as Director shortly after taking the reins last year is looking for another outstanding event with some special surprises for the young and old-er.
This years event showcases many returning favorites such as the Pan Draggers Car Show which has been a favorite in the Spring Jamboree as well as other car shows throughout the area.
The 2004 edition features many outstanding events and activities, but the bet is Bill "Stretch" Coleman the stilt walker will attract the most attention.
Coleman, a first timer in Boulder City is certainly not a first timer on stilts. Chalk up the Dublin Marathon to his credit. His 5 hours, 33 minute, and 18 second effort puts him ahead of many recreational runners.
Coleman will entertain children and adults with his antics, tricks, and demonstrations while wandering throughout the park and the City as well.
For all those, young and old, who feel their up to it, there will be an obstacle course challenge on stiltson Saturday from 11:00 to 12pm.
A returning favorite for the young folfs is the rock climbing wall. For the past several year provided unique entertainment as well as a physical challenge for those children who do not have the opportunity to experience the outdoors.