Today the Ride, tomorrow the Ribbit.
Laurie Giannini, Calaveras Fair CEO, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day.”
Rope, Ride & Ribbit is three events within a week. First, the Mother Lode Roundup Parade and Rodeo took place last weekend (May 12 & 13th), followed by the Amgen Race today (Wednesday May 16) and concludes with the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping From Jubilee from Thursday May 17th – Sunday May 20th.
The Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee takes place at “Frogtown”, just south of Angels Camp.
The Fair has grown to an event with more than 35,000 attendees. It is estimated that the Calaveras County Fair generates approximately 25.5 million dollars in revenues through hotels, restaurants, retail, payroll and other related revenues.
Each year during the Frog Jump an average of 2,000 frogs will participate. The top 50 frogs qualify for the International Frog Jump Grand Finals, which will be held on Sunday at 4:00 pm.
The current world’s record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter. Rosie jumped 21′ 53/4″. The cash prize for breaking the world record is $5000.
The Jubilee starts with a Thursday morning kiddie parade in downtown Angels Camp at 10am and ends with a Destruction Derby on Sunday evening.
More information can be found at www.frogtown.org
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.