Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TOP STORY >> Ward ready for Jamboree

Leader staff writer

The Ward Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Ward Jamboree beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

“There’s a lot new this year,” Ward Chamber of Commerce vice president Chris Mann said. “A lot of the leadership has changed this year at the Ward chamber.”

Mann told The Leader the entertainment stage is booked solid from noon to 9 p.m.

This year’s activities will include Bingo games, cake walk, silent auction, booths featuring local crafters, businesses and churches, children’s activities and more.

The entertainment lineup for Saturday is as follows:

12:30 p.m. – Carla’s Dance Studio

1 p.m. – Cornerstone Assembly

2 p.m. – John Michael Vance

3 p.m. – Billy McIlroy

3:30 p.m. – Cassie Lea

4 p.m. – Grace Community

5:45 p.m. – Levy White

6:15 p.m. – Blues Bros

7 to 9 p.m. – Luke Williams Band

“The food menu has changed,” Mann also said. “The vendors have changed. It’s really going to be a makeover for the Jamboree this year. We’re heading in a new direction.”

Mann said chamber members are excited about the jamboree. “We’re looking forward to it,” he said.

A beauty pageant for ages infant to 17 will be held with winners receiving cash prizes and trophies. Pageant sign-up will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chamber building. Entry forms can be found at www.wardchamber.com. For more information about the pageant, contact Kelly Probus at 501-658-9384.

Booth space is still available to rent.

For more information, or to download a vendor booth application, visit www.wardchamber.com or call Mann at 501-941-9987.