The June Jamboree will be held on Saturday, June 22 and is sure to provide a fun day of activities for people of all ages. The Langdon Area School District Foundation will hold their annual Golf for Education tournament at the Langdon Country starting at 10:30 a.m. which gives the older crowd a day of fun. Meanwhile on Main street, the June Jamboree will provide a great morning of fun and shopping as businesses offer a shopping reprieve to the excitement.
By Melissa Anderson
On Main Street, the Annual Kiddie Parade will officially start this year’s June Jamboree. There is no registration or sign up required. Participants need to be in place at the starting point in the parking lot of Soli’s, at the corner of Third Street and Seventh Avenue, at 9:45 a. m. with a prompt 10:00 a. m. start. The procession will travel north on Main Street up to Boyd Block Plaza.
There are some rules to be aware of for this year’s parade. First, no motorized vehicles except for battery-operated children’s toy vehicles and only if parents accompany their children in the procession. Kids are encouraged to dress up as anyone or as anything they would like, but it is not mandatory. If the kids want to bring their pets, they are more than welcome. This year the parade is sponsored by United Communications and the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce(LACC).
“Come one come all. Every kid that participates in the parade gets a prize,” LACC Executive Director Barb Mehlhoff said.
At 10:30 a. m. at the Boyd Block Plaza stage, residents and visitors can enter their pets in the Cutest and Most Talented Pet Contest. Bring your pets, one and all, and show the world how talented they are.
If you have a chicken that can lay an egg on demand or a turtle that can outrun your pet rabbit, we want to see them. Some of the categories for prizes are the cutest pet. Organizers have divided the dog division into puppies, small/medium dogs, and large dogs. They will also give awards to cats and pets other than cats or dogs.
Judges will also give an award to the most talented pet. To win a prize, contestants and their pets must win over the judges and wow the crowd with their best tricks. Langdon Hardware and LACC sponsor this event.
“The pet contest is sponsored by Langdon Hardware, and they give cool prize baskets. They are long-time sponsors and never disappoint,” Mehlhoff shared.
Rough Rider Kids Pedal Pull will give kids from ages 4 to 11 a chance to show off. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m., and parents will need to make sure they register their kids and sign a release form prior to the start. The age group breakdowns are 4 to 5, 6 to 7, 7 to 8, and the oldest group of 9 to 11. The event starts promptly at noon and will go until every kid has their chance.
“Top three kids in each age group will get an award- medal or trophy,” Peggy Davis, co-operator of Rough Rider Pedal Pulls. said.
Rough Rider Pedal Pulls of Langdon are sanctioned by the North Dakota State Pedal Pull which means that the top three boys and top three girls from each age group have their names and addresses given to the state coordinator. Those lucky six will qualify to compete in the state pedal pulls in September.
“It’s fun, and they get to show off their strength is a reason to do it,” Davis said.
From there the kids will receive paperwork that will allow them to compete at the state competition with a chance to go on to the National Pedal Pull Championships. If there are any questions about the event or the Rough Rider Pedal Pulls, please contact the Davis family at 701-256-3490.