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The Malakoff News, Thursday, June 25, 1981-~7A ask yourself (or the you) what exactly is a PEA JAMBOREE? raany years the growing, canning and eating of Peas was a major part of were so much a became known Pea Capitol of the it was decided to great prosperity Pea had the world, so the Since 1971, the Jamboree has un- dergone many changes and additions, but has managed to keep that "down home" atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come and have three days of good family fun. The Jamboree con- tinues to attract national and inter- national notice, drawing visitors in the range of 30 to 40 thousand. The eleventh annual Jamboree is scheduled for July 17th, 18th and 19th, and is planned to be the best Jamboree yet. The weekend fun begins at 9:00 a.m.. Friday with the opening of the Ar- 9?: CARL PURSELLEY.NANCY VAUGHT derson County Junior College. Her, R. Vaught of fiance is a 1979 graduate of Eustace engagement of High School, attended HCJC and the tncy Gaye, to Carl D. University of Texas in Arlington. of Mr. and Mrs. They plan to be married at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the First Baptist Church in is a 1981 graduate of Athens. and attended Hen- ts and Crafts Show, the food and mer- chandise booths and the carnival. The preliminary judging for the Black-Eyed Pea Cook-off, which is the event that the whole Jamboree is centered around, begins at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Over one hundred cooks will be par- ticipating, hoping that their "reel- peas" utilizing the honored Black-Eyed Pea will win part of the $1,800.00 in prize money. Saturday is off to a running start with the Black-Eyed Pea Jamboree Jaunt, a 10 kilometer run, at 8:00 a.m. New to this year's schedule of events is the Black-Eyed Pea Jamboree Powerlif- ring Meet, also at 8:00 a.m. The Powerlifting Meet is being held in the Athens High School Gym. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. is the Children's Pet Show. At 9:00 a.m. the Arts and Crafts Show, carnival and food and merchandising booths open and the Swim Meet starts with a splash at the City Pool. The an- nual parade is scheduled for 10:00 am. followed by the preliminaries in the Pea Shellin' Contest at 11:00 a.m. The preliminary heats for NATO (National Association of Terrapin Owners) begin at 11:30 a.m. The 20 finalists in the Cook-off take their "reel-peas" before the judges Saturday afternoon at 1:0~ Aubrey W. Freeman and the former Eleanor L. McDonald will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 2, 1981. The couple drove from Hopkins Coun- ty to Hugo, Okla. in a 1926 Model T Ford to be married. They began their married life in Texas, but later lived for 13 years in Arizona before moving to their present Balch Springs address 25 years ago. They are parents of one daughter, Mrs. Norma Boaz of Log Cabin Estates. They have three granddaughters from Dallas and twin great-grandsons, also of Dallas. p.m. Lovely ladies from the area will compete for the title of Miss Black- Eyed Pea in the Henderson County Jr. College auditorium at 2:30 p.m. A din- ner would't be complete without the dear little pea as star, so at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening the Country Dinner will feature the honored lentil. Last but certainly not least, not by any means, is the Country and Western Concert Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. This year's concert will feature two great singing acts, The Bellamy Brothers and Dave Rowland and Sugar. The Bellamy Brothers are two brothers that grew up in Florida and have set the country music world spinning the past several years. Their song "Do You Love As Good As You Look" is now on the charts and other hits by them in- clude "Lovers Live Longer," "Dancin' Cowboys" and "Sugar Daddy." Dave Rowland and Sugar have been the vocal back up group for Charlie Pride and have worked with Kenny Rogers. Their latest hits include "I'm Knee Deep In Loving You," "Queen Of The Silver Dollar" and "It's A Heartache." The concert takes place under the stars at Bruce Field. Tickets for the concert are $7.00 advance, and $8.00 at the gate. Sundav morning is off to another fast A reception honoring the couple will be held at the Freeman home at 12005 Androac Dr., Mesquite, on June 28, 1981. start with the Jamboree Criteriurn Bicycle Race beginning at 9:00 am. at the Athens Junior High School. This is another new event that has been added to the schedule of the Jamboree. At 12 Noon the Arts and Crafts Show, food and merchandise booths and carnival open for the third day. Get your taste buds ready to sample all 20 winning reci-peas at the ,Jamboree Taste-In at 12:30 Sunday. After you have sampled the Black-Eyed Pea cuisine, get ready for the final competition in the Pea Shellin' Contest at 1:30 p.m. Try your hand at popping peas into saucers in the Pea Poppin' Contest at 2:00 p.rn., followed by the NATt) 500 Gran Prix Terrapin Race at 2:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. join in the fun in the Watermelon Eating Contest, but be careful and don't get too close ! Almost all of the events take place on the campus of Henderson County Junior College in Athens, Texas and most of the events are free. For tickets and more information on the Jamboree contact the Athens Chamber of Com- merce, P.O. Bnx 60&l, Athens, Tx. 75751, (214)675-5181. MR. AND MRS. AUBREY FREEMAN Athens congregation are finalizing annual District held July 2-5 at the in Dallas, accor- n, local presiding ire of Brownsboro, 100 of these con- throughout the June, July and more than one are anticipated at Yalty" assemblies cities across the ndicated that about from Hender- ling residents of ~d, were planning McLean went on to highlight the need for these assemblies saying, "Revolutions, coups and insurrections have become common in our time, showing that there is a lack of loyalty in the world. The greatest need of the human family right now is God's kingdom that Jesus Christ taught his followers to pray for. That is a gover- nment deserving the loyalty of mankind." "The 'Kingdom Loyalty' Conventions will strengthen the faith of anyone who attends and will provide much practical instruction for everyday living," McLean concluded. McLean said that all conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses are open to the public without fee or collection. Power Streak Wht. 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