Entertainment is just part of the fun at this weekend’s Broughton Redneck Jamboree (Submitted photo)
Entertainment is just part of the fun at this weekend’s Broughton Redneck Jamboree (Submitted photo)

BY LINDSAY MCCOY

Times Bulletin News Writer

lmccoy@timesbulletin.com

BROUGHTON - Another small village festival of big proportions is set to kick of this weekend with the eighth annual Broughton Redneck Jamboree. The celebration begins Saturday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. Events will commence at 4:30 p.m. with the honoring of United States veterans and all the current service men and women with the raising of the American flag, National Anthem, a balloon release, and opening prayer.

Eating and the second round of events will begin at 5 p.m. with the start of the food line with a BBQ and pot-luck carry-in. Festival guests are encouraged to bring a covered dish, table service, beverages, and a lawn chair. Entertainment for the children will also begin at this time with face painting, balloon animals, and kids crafts.

Throughout Saturday evening, there will be entertainment provided by Kenzie Clemens and Rhonda Smalley from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and Charity Moore and The Big Ugly Boys from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This music is expected to get everyone of all ages in on the action with hand-clapping and feet-stomping.

Kids are invited to join in on evening events as well with tug of war and an egg toss game from 7:30-8 p.m. Huge inflatables will also be available to keep the young people entertained. Also during this time, a kids' raffle drawing will be held. Prizes donated include a variety of children's items, and kids have the opportunity to await anxiously to see if their name will be pulled out of the bin in hopes of winning one of these prizes. Adults won't be missing out on the fun as a second, larger raffle will begin at 8:45 p.m. as well as a 50/50 drawing, old maid game, and lottery tree raffle from 10-10:30 p.m. The main event at this time will be the Tug-of-War of the Rednecks for the strong survivors. Saturday night will conclude with fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

The Broughton Redneck Jamboree is a festival that continues to grow in size each year and allows for family and friends to catch up with one another, while neighbors can gather to together to visit and share fond memories of their small town. Volunteers and event committee members have been hard at work and dedicating their time in an attempt to make 2013's festival a huge success and the biggest event to date. The locals of Broughton are not the only ones invited to this huge event, and the Broughton community would like to extend an open invitation to surrounding area residents to enjoy this fun-filled festival.