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JEFFERSONVILLE MAYOR SUSAN Hemmer waves to the crowd at Saturday’s Jeff Jam Parade.

Jamboree Is Fun for All

By Rob Potter
JEFFERSONVILLE — August 7, 2001 – The Lions Field in the Village of Jeffersonville was filled with activity Saturday.
Hundreds of people attended the annual Jeffersonville Jamboree, enjoying a variety of food, fun and games.
Food vendors offered the crowd everything from Chinese cuisine to hamburgers and hot dogs. Vendors offering water and assorted soft drinks were very busy as the hot, humid day helped boost their sales.
Some of the 40 vendors sold homemade crafts, while others, such as the American Red Cross, offered valuable information.
“We have a nice turnout,” said Joe Todora, a member of the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce and one of the Jeff Jam organizers. “It seems to get bigger every year.”
One of the most popular aspects of the Jamboree is the parade down Main Street. This year was no different as people lined the sidewalks to watch the line of community groups, fire trucks and vintage autos march or drive through the village.
Serving as the Grand Marshalls for the parade were Dick and Kathy Herbert. They waved to the crowd atop their own float, which was pulled by an ATV driven by their seven-year-old grandson, Richard Mallett.
Following the parade, the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the inaugural Revitalization Award to several local businesses, organizations and individuals. The award will be presented annually to recognize those who have “added value and charm to their buildings and homes in our community.”
The first Revitalization Award recipients included: The Bodenstein Building, Dick’s Auto Sales, Inc., First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, First Lutheran Church of Jeffersonville, St. George’s Roman Catholic Church, Pfanstiel Hardware Building, Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Triolo, The Kitchen, Ted’s Restaurant, Jeffersonville Hardware, Jefferson-ville Adult Home, Michelangelo’s Restaurant, Eddie’s Famous Foods, Peck’s Market, The Landmark Building, Jeffersonville Properties, LLC and Grandma’s Lickety Split.

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