50th Jamestown Show and Fun Day

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This Saturday, July 26 will see Jamestown host its 50th Show in Junior Byrne’s lawn commencing at 1.30pm.

This Saturday, July 26 will see Jamestown host its 50th Show in Junior Byrne’s lawn commencing at 1.30pm.

The programme is a comprehensive one designed to entertain all the family and once again there is a programme of events that is sure to entertain the entire family.

An extra effort has been made this year to make the day one to remember. Included are competitions for cookery, Art and Craft, Horticulture, Photography, Bonny Baby, Glamorous Granny, Little Miss and Mr. Jamestown, Fancy Dress, Tossing the Sheaf for Ladies, Gent and Children, Turf Footing, Potato Picking and at least a 17 class Dog Show.

A host of side attractions include Bouncy Castle, Musical Chairs, Children’s Races, Puppet Show, Miniature Ponies, Vintage Cards and Machinery, Farm Animals.

Some very interesting demonstrations will include a Cookery Demo by Sham from the Cottage Restaurant, Butter making by Ella Gannon, Boxty Making by Gerry and Elvira and Loy digging by John Boland.

For those energetic folk who would like to rock, jive or waltz T.R Dallas will be in full voice with all his well-known and well-loved numbers. T.R. will also be singing for the Show Social Night which will be held in The Arch Bar on Saturday night which is always a memorable occasion.

As usual the Show Queen and Eligible Bachelor will be chosen on this special night. In this connection the Show Committee extends a warm welcome to all former Jamestown Show Queens to come along “to meet and greet” at this 50th Show Dance.

To complete the weekend Jamestown Show in conjunction with the Leitrim Branch of Down Syndrome will host a “Picnic by the Shannon” event from 2pm-5.30pm on Sunday July 27 on Junior Byrne’s lawn.

Tables for family and friends will be provided and a variety of musical entertainment will be held in this tranquil setting by the banks of the Shannon. All you have to do is bring your own picnic, fast food will be available on site.

To mark the occasion of the 50th Show in Jamestown a special commemorative medal with presentation case has been commissioned.

The medal aptly incorporates an aspect of Jamestown Arch, so uniquely associated with the village and in the shadow of which the first show in Jamestown was held.

For further information please contact Mary at 071-9621504 or e-mail mmcder62@gmail.com

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