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Smithville Jamboree

Thu April 5th 2018

The Smithville Jamboree runs April 4-8 with tons of activities and great music. See the Jamboree website and the FB page for more information.

 

Jamboree got it’s beginning over 50 years ago  a few civic minded community leaders joined together to form what is an outstanding civic organization. It started as a vision to plan a “Hometown Celebration” for the community of Smithville. In Jamboree's early days, Jamboree was held on the streets of Downtown Smithville, today known as “Main Street”. There were food vendor’s, a soda booth, street dances, jelly and jam contest, bread making, watermelon booth, chicken booth and many other events. In the later years, Jamboree was moved to its current home of Riverbend Park. There have been many civic leaders who have been a part of this organization in the past such as Max Jones, chairperson in 1969. He was joined by other individual’s such as Charles Ebner, Mr. and Mrs. George Mick, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Scheler, Karen and Allan Bell and many more.
     Even though this celebration has gone on for more than 50 years, the heart and soul of Jamboree has never changed. This group is formed solely on volunteers from the community who have one goal in common and that is to give back to the community.  Currently the president, Johnnie Schroeder, leads a group of folks who dedicate their time to come out and work so that we may give back to the community in a variety of ways.  This organization supports local scholarships and donates to various organizations such as:  Smithville ISD, Bastrop County Go-Texan, Smithville Booster Club, Smithville Swing, Friends of the Library, Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop County, Project Graduation, Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept., Relay for Life and many more.  Along with the many donations we have given, we also give back to Riverbend Park. The facilities within the Chuck Wagon Square area were built and provided by the Smithville Jamboree Committee.

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