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SHEDG: Cost-efficient Jamboree in black


October 17, 2018

CONCERT-GOERS enter the concert grounds at this year's Jamboree.

Reduced talent budgets and cuts in other expenses are turning things around for the Oregon Jamboree, festival Director Robert Shamek told Sweet Home Economic Development Group board members last week.

The meeting was the board's first since August, due to unavailable board members and other circumstances, Chairman Ron Moore said.

Board members acknowledged that this year's crowds were noticeably smaller than others in recent years, but Moore said that SHEDG has been working for three years to get itself righted financially.

After being "minimally profitable" last year, the festival is mo...

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