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Saturday’s Annual White Pines Logging Jamboree

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The 21st Annual Logging Jamboree will be held in White Pines this Saturday, September 3rd, 2016.

John Hofstetter, Executive Director for the Friends of the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

This is the largest event of the year at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, located on 2148 Dunbar Road, next to White Pines Lake.

The family event runs from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Instruction and competition for amateurs who would like to compete in logging competition and activities (such as ax throwing) will begin about 9:00 AM.

Competition for pros starts about noon and wraps up around 4:00 PM.

Visitors will find exhibits to browse through and tours of the museum will be given throughout the day.

There will be special talks and demos featuring the historic Shay locomotive, demonstrations, raffles and more.

Barbecued hamburger and chicken sandwiches will be available for lunch. Soda water, water, local beer and local wines will be sold, plus there may be cookies and snow cones.

There will also be games with prizes for the kids.

The entrance fee is $8 for each adult or 2 for $15.The entrance is free for anyone under the age of 12.

The museum’s day-to-day expense coverage depends on events such as this. Additional money comes from memberships held in the non-profit organization Friends of the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum as well as donations from individuals or service groups.

For more information, call 209-795-1226 or “log” onto

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 and FM 102. 7 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 AM.

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