By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
“Take A Walk On the Wild Side” — that’s the theme of this year’s 2016 Picture Butte Jamboree Days and Harvest Days Aug. 18-21. The multi-day event is collaboratively hosted by the Picture Butte Agricultural Society, the Picture Butte and District Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Picture Butte and the Prairie Tractor Museum.
Bench fair entries can be submitted to the Elks Hall, a new location for this year’s exhibits on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. There will also be a slow pitch tournament all weekend. For more info contact 403-732-4858 or 403-732-5046.
From 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, entries will also be accepted for the Bench Fair at the Elks Hall. At 10 a.m. judging starts of business windows and displays. The judging of Bench Fair exhibits starts at 1 p.m. There will also be a Walk On the Wild Side official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Picture Butte Reservoir at 2 p.m. Coyote Flats Pioneer Village at the Prairie Tractor Engine Museum just outside of town hosts a Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. Don’t miss the Family Street Dance in downtown Picture Butte from 7:30-9:45 p.m. Followed by fire works in the Harry Watson Memorial Park at 10 p.m.
On Saturday, from 7-10 a.m. start the morning off with the Lion’s Pancake Breakfast. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bench Fair exhibits will be open for viewing at the Elks Hall. Pick up entries and prize money between 3-4 p.m. Parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. at the Dorothy Dalgliesh School grounds with judging at 10 a.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m. No parking on Highway Avenue (Main Street) between 2 Street and 4 Street until after the parade is over. The parade route is the same as last year. Family Fun Day will be held at Lions Park and is free. The ultimate Slip and Slide, with the help of Picture Butte Emergency Services, will be held from 1-4 p.m. on the Elks Hall Coulee Hill. From 1-5 p.m. there will be Jamboree Days swimming at the Lions Aquatic Centre. At 9 p.m., it’s Movie in the Lions Park. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
There will be a church service held Sunday at Lions Park with a free lunch to follow. Bring your own lawn chairs.