Fun for all at Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Jim Clementz, Allen County Sheriff’s mounted posse unit, stands with his horse Walker before the blessing of the badges at a past Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree.

Jim Clementz, Allen County Sheriff’s mounted posse unit, stands with his horse Walker before the blessing of the badges at a past Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree

WHEN: 6 p.m. today; noon Saturday

WHERE: Main Street, Cridersville

ADMISSION: Free

Today

4 p.m. registration for Classic Car Show, judging starts at 6:00 pm.

6 p.m. Midway opens with food, rides, & games

6 p.m. “Family Fun Area” on Eastside of station

7 p.m. Bingo (In Station)

8-11 p.m. The Earthquakers perform in the Entertainment Tent (Behind Building)

Saturday

8 a.m. Registration for 1st Annual Color Run/Walk-Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

Noon Uncle Louie’s (HA) Barbecue Chicken Dinners

Noon Midway Opens

1 p.m. Grand Parade down Main St. - Blessing of the Badges (In front of the Firehouse after the Parade)

2 p.m. Kids Ride Special after parade until 5:00 p.m

2:30 p.m. Cornhole Tournament in the Entertainment Tent

3 p.m. Entertainment Tent opens (Behind Building)

4 p.m. War Wrestling in Entertainment Tent (Behind Building)

4 p.m. Special Bingo starts to 6;00 pm.

7 p.m. Regular Bingo ( In Station)

8-11 p.m. “Brother Believe Me” (Entertainment Tent)

11:15 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing in front of station

CRIDERSVILLE — The 54th annual Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree is this weekend, a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department.

“We use (money) for training, equipment that is not covered by state grants, FEMA grants or tax payer money. We use the money for building upkeep and grounds, blacktop, just overall anything for the properties. Basically it all stays with the fire department to run the fire department,” said Rick Miller, Fire Chief at Cridersville Fire Department.

Planning for the jamboree begins within a week or two after the previous year’s jamboree has finished.

“It takes a lot of thought process, a lot of planning to make it keep growing and keep it fresh for everybody so that you don’t see the same things. We always try to change things up and we’re pretty successful doing that,” said Miller.

One change being made this year is the jamboree is featuring entertainment tonight as well as Saturday night.

“We’re trying to increase our crowd base on Friday night as well as Saturday,” he said.

There will be four to six carnival rides for the kids to enjoy. The ride company is D & D Amusements, of Continental.

“A lot of places have those blow up bouncy house stuff. We actually have actual carnival rides. There is something there for about everybody,” said Miller.

Jim Clementz, Allen County Sheriff’s mounted posse unit, stands with his horse Walker before the blessing of the badges at a past Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/07/web1_070916FiremansJamboree03cardinalsmaller.jpgJim Clementz, Allen County Sheriff’s mounted posse unit, stands with his horse Walker before the blessing of the badges at a past Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree

WHEN: 6 p.m. today; noon Saturday

WHERE: Main Street, Cridersville

ADMISSION: Free

Today

4 p.m. registration for Classic Car Show, judging starts at 6:00 pm.

6 p.m. Midway opens with food, rides, & games

6 p.m. “Family Fun Area” on Eastside of station

7 p.m. Bingo (In Station)

8-11 p.m. The Earthquakers perform in the Entertainment Tent (Behind Building)

Saturday

8 a.m. Registration for 1st Annual Color Run/Walk-Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

Noon Uncle Louie’s (HA) Barbecue Chicken Dinners

Noon Midway Opens

1 p.m. Grand Parade down Main St. - Blessing of the Badges (In front of the Firehouse after the Parade)

2 p.m. Kids Ride Special after parade until 5:00 p.m

2:30 p.m. Cornhole Tournament in the Entertainment Tent

3 p.m. Entertainment Tent opens (Behind Building)

4 p.m. War Wrestling in Entertainment Tent (Behind Building)

4 p.m. Special Bingo starts to 6;00 pm.

7 p.m. Regular Bingo ( In Station)

8-11 p.m. “Brother Believe Me” (Entertainment Tent)

11:15 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing in front of station

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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