Apple Pie Jamboree set for July 20-22

PATEROS — The annual Apple Pie Jamboree runs Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, in and near Memorial Park, with activities ranging from a parade to watercross racing and from a quilt show to 3-on-3 basketball.

Jamboree proceeds go toward community grants for youth activities; last year the group awarded $7,428 in grants.

Activities get under way at 6 p.m. Friday with pie and ice cream in the park, which is between Lakeshore Drive and the Columbia River.

The event overlaps a “Rising from the Ashes” dinner and concert planned by the Okanogan County Long-term Recovery Group. Rising from the Ashes runs July 18-22 in areas affected by the 2014 Carlton Complex fire and the 2015 Okanogan Complex and other fires.

That event, for which admission will be charged, includes a catered dinner, apple pie dessert from the Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree and music by Brittany Jean. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

An Apple Pie Jamboree raffle will be at 8 p.m. in the park.

On Saturday, activities kick off early with 4 a.m. registration for the Ray Stanley Memorial Bass Tournament at the boat launch. The tournament wraps up with weigh-in at 3 p.m.

Vendors will be open all day offering food, beverages, artwork, crafts and other items.

Registration for the Color Run is at 6:30 a.m. at the Pateros United Methodist Church, 124 Dawson St. The run starts at 7:30 a.m. at the church.

Ribbons will go to first, second and third place winners in each division; first place winners get free entry to next year’s race. T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Breakfast will be available from 7-10 a.m. in the park.

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament starts at 8 a.m. in the parking lot across Lakeshore Drive from the park. Divisions will be offered for third and fourth grades, fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, high school and adults.

Participants will receive T-shirts.

Columbia River Quilt Guild’s show runs from at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park.

The jamboree parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Lakeshore Drive. Registration and staging are at 9:30 a.m. north of the downtown area.

After the parade, folks can purchase sloppy joes and apple pie in the park. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Riders.

Post-parade entertainment includes the Aerie Circus Studio, 11 a.m.; Mirabella Gypsies belly dancers, 11:30 a.m.; L-Bow the Clown, noon, and Washington State Nashville Country Star singers, 1-5 p.m.

Watercross racing starts at noon on the Columbia, with competitors coming from all over the Northwest.

Children’s games are at 1 p.m. in the park.

Pateros High School seniors will host their annual chicken dinner at 5 p.m.

A 10 p.m. fireworks show over the river caps the day’s activities.

On Sunday, vendors will be open all day, and breakfast will be offered from 8-10 a.m.

A car show is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Summer Four’s Co-ed Volleyball Tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pateros school gym, 344 W. Beach St. Winners receive T-shirts and free entry to next year’s tournament.

Watercross racing runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration forms for the various events are online at www.paterosapj.org.

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