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Jammin’ on Main Street with Langdon’s June Jamboree

The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) along with area businesses have a jam packed day of activities that will keep attendees of Langdon’s June Jamboree on main street.

Downtown Horns

Posted on 6/20/15

By Melissa Anderson

The Cutest and Most Talented Pet Contest is being revived by the LACC after its two year hiatus from being a Langdon summer staple.

As the 2015 summer organization of events was planned, a possibility for a date emerged as other events were planned which gave the Cutest and Most Talented Pet Contest a chance to be held again.

The announcement of the street dance being held again, courtesy of Sporty’s Bar and Grill and the Langdon Eagles Club, along with the pork feed that same evening gave the contest the perfect events to piggy-back off of.

“We decided that would be the perfect time to have the pet event. From there other organizations came on board and added events to Saturday, June 27 and June Jamboree was born,” Mehlhoff explained.

The 2015 Cutest and Most Talented Pet Contest will be held at the Boyd Block Plaza beginning at 2 p.m. The Master of Ceremonies for the contest will be your morning radio personality, Mike Walsh, of KNDK AM 1080.

“We will have three judges from the community that have graciously volunteered their time,” Mehlhoff said.

The primary sponsor for the contest is Langdon Hardware, who Mehlhoff stated has been extremely generous by donating many items for the contest including Dirty Dog door mats, Peanut Butter Barn Bagels which are a dog treats, cat toys, food for the pets and much, much more.

PLC Photography has also donated a free 8×10 as a prize for the Most Talented pet.

The registration forms for the Cutest and Most Talented Pet Contest are available on the City  of Langdon website as well as the LACC Facebook page.

“They are also available at City Hall. You may register the day of the event starting at 1:45 p.m.,” Mehlhoff stated.

If looking at cool Chevys isn’t your thing or watching some cute and talented pets strut their stuff doesn’t fill you with glee, during the June Jamboree the businesses located on main street will have plenty to offer attendees.

Langdon Floral is offering a fun class where those interested can sip on some lovely wine while they create their own arrangement of a succulent garden.

The class will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Spaces are limited to the first 10. The cost will be $30. Contact Langdon Floral to reserve your spot today at 256-2200.

Sew On & Sew North will be having a make and take kit available to those sewers who are itching to make a quick stitch. The project is an alternative table runner, and the cost for the kit is $20.

Sewers can come in and pick their fabrics if the pre-made kit fabric choice doesn’t jive with their decor at home. Sewers will then be able to sit at the sewing machines in Sew On & Sew North and whip up the runner in the store or take the kit for a quick at-home project.

Other businesses on Langdon’s Main Street will be having extended hours and sidewalk sales for Jamboree attendants to peruse in between events.

Langdon’s General Store will have extended hours from 8  a.m. to 5 p.m. Quality Specialty Products and Printing will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will also have in-store specials and $0.25 off drinks. Langdon Community Drug will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Perfect Blend will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be grilling hot dogs and polish at their store front. The Perfect Blend will also be offering $2 rootbeer floats and sales throughout the store.

After the pet contest is over, the sidewalk sales have closed, and the D&B Motors Show and Shine Car Show has had its prizes given out, come on over to the Langdon Eagles Club for a terrific meal at the Pork Feed.

The Pork Feed started out as the “Jamaican Me Crazy “ event which the LACC and Eagles Auxiliary started last spring after a very long winter demanded a fun and filling event.

“But this year it didn’t seem to fit, so we renamed it the Pork Feed and moved to June with the street dance,” Mehlhoff explained.

The menu for the Pork Feed is, of course pork, but that delicious pig will have some great accompaniments with scalloped potatoes, a variety of salads, dinner roll, and a dessert being served.

This event is co-sponsored by the LACC and the Eagles Auxiliary as a fundraiser for other events. The cost for a plate is set at $10.

Those achin’ for some bacon can arrive at the Eagles prior to the 5 p.m. start and have until 8 p.m. to get their fill or until that last tasty morsel is gone.

But hold on, there is still one more event to finish the night off. The street dance will allow everyone to shake that bacon as the ‘Downtown Horns’ will be jammin’ beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 1 a.m.

The ‘Downtown Horns’ describe their music as being  “rock and roll with a horn kick”.  The band is from Grand Forks.

During the street dance Sporty’s and the Eagles will have a beer garden available to those 21 and over.

So give your pet a bath, shine that hot rod, and get ready to jam on June 27 for Langdon’s June Jamboree.