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June Jamboree kicks off summer on June 25 in Langdon

The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) invites you to a fun day of activities for the whole family , including the beloved pets and street dance, as the June Jamboree kicks off the summer of fun with a full schedule of events for the day of June 25.

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Posted on 6/18/16

By Melissa Anderson

The day starts with simultaneous events of the Langdon Area School District Foundation golf tournament at the Langdon County Club starting at 10:30 a.m. and a Langdon favorite, the kiddie parade.

The LACC had held the parade for many years, but during the numerous events for the 125th Celebration, the kiddie parade was put on hold,until now.

“It’s been three years, and there are so many young families in town it was just a no brainer to bring it back,” Barb Mehlhoff, Director for the LACC, said.

The parade is slated for a 10 a.m. starting down the main street of Langdon. Children can wear costumes if they wish but not mandatory. If they want to include their pets, that is great.

“The parade is just for fun; each child that participates will receive a goodie bag courtesy of United Communications,” Mehlhoff said.

There is no registration or sign-up required for the kiddie parade. Participants will need to be at the starting point of Soli’s parking lot (3rd St. & 7th Ave.) starting at 9:45 a.m.

The parade will start promptly at 10 a.m. and will travel north on Main Street to Boyd Block. There are a few rules for the kiddie parade with the main one being no motorized vehicles are allowed. There is the exception for battery operated ,but only if a parent walks with them.

Following the kiddie parade is another Langdon favorite, the pet contest.

This year the ‘Cutest and Most Talented Pet Contest’ will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Boyd Block.

“This is a time change from last year because Boyd Block gets really hot in the late afternoon for pets as well as people,” Mehlhoff explained.

The categories for cutest pet are: dog (small/medium/large) andpPuppy (1 year of less), cats, and other.

“We also have the talent part of the show,” Mehlhoff added.

The prizes for the contest are sponsored by the friendly folks at Langdon Hardware again this year.

The Roxy Theater will play a free movie during the afternoon for kids and families to enjoy and beat the heat. “Finding Nemo” will start at 2 p.m. The theater will feature the sequel to Nemo, “Finding Dory” in subsequent weeks.

Other events taking place in the afternoon include a horseshoe tournament located on the grassy area behind At the Hop.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. inside At the Hop with the tournament starting at 1 p.m.

Teams are to be composed of two people, and there is a $30 registration fee. Rules are available at the LACC office and will be available at registration.

Prizes will be awarded for the top two teams with 1st place winning $200 and 2nd place receiving $100.

While nothing was set in stone at time of print, the LACC is also working on having some events occurring on Main Street of Langdon during the course of the afternoon.

“There is room on Main Street for any organization that wants to do a fundraiser and join the festivities of the Jamboree,” Mehlhoff said at time of print.

The evening kicks off with another Langdon favorite, the pig roast. The tradition  was started three years ago as “Jamaican Me Crazy” after a very long winter.

“Last year we moved it to the June Jamboree and had an excellent turnout,” Mehlhoff said.

The funds raised from the pig roast are split between the LACC and the Lady Eagles Auxiliary which helps both entities continue to do community projects.

The free street dance featuring the band “Black Bird” starts at 9 p.m. and will go until 1 a.m. “Black Bird” plays an eclectic mix of country, pop, R&B, rock, classic rock, doo whoop, and hip hop, just to name a few of the genres the band covers. The band and street dance are being organized and sponsored by the Eagles and Sporty’s.

Make plans to attend Langdon’s June Jamboree on June 25!