The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Volunteers, who keep the show going at Oregon Jamboree, say it’s fun, fulfilling


August 1, 2017

OREGON JAMBOREE Director Robert Shamek, center, confers with longtime volunteers Debbie Aman, left, and Audi Garcia on the layout of the venue.

It’s Friday, exactly a week before the gates are due to open at the 2017 Oregon Jamboree.

On the Sweet Home High School athletic field, a group of nine people busily cover a softball diamond with heavy protective fabric. Across the field, others measure out lines that will dictate the positions of vendors and Jamboree sales and information booths. Others install fencing that will designate the beer garden boundaries and other features.

This is the Site Preparation Team, the people who lay the groundwork for the annual three-day country music and camping festival held to raise money to r...

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