Downtown Vernonia was bustling with activity and hundreds of people moving along the sidewalks from one end of town to the other during this Vernonia Friendship Jamboree weekend. Whether visitors were interested in the 11 a.m. parade or one of the smaller booths that lined the streets, there was something for everyone.
In a new spot for 2014, the annual cruise in, sponsored by Westside Cruisers, took over the roadways at Bridge and Madison, with brightly-colored and shiny vehicles that were a sight to behold. The Cruisers also hosted a Poker Walk that raised funds for homeless students at Vernonia and Aloha high schools The Erik C. Kesterson Memorial Motorcycle Show moved to the site of the former Vernonia Middle School. The photo set included with this article include photos from these two events. A second photo set will be posted with images from the parade and other attractions – including an old time engine show and 4-H project exhibit and petting zoo, both of which were very close to each other.
Other events that kept visitors and residents alike engaged and buzzing around town included an annual book sale by the Friends of the Library and a student art exhibit from the Grace fine arts class, a Kids Zone that featured a climbing wall and several inflatables , live music throughout the day at multiple spots and the always-entertaining lawn mower races.
The three-day festival wrapped up on Sunday, Aug. 3 with the Logging Show – an annual tradition that brings professional loggers and amateurs together to compete for the title of logging show champion.
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