Sunday, October 21st, was "Jamulfest" here in Jamul at St Pius X Catholic Church. The day started at 8 am with Jamul's only parade of the year, on a stretch of Lyons Valley Road. Small, but fun, with lots of locals participants. The main event is a whopping 1,200 pound deep pit BBQ. Local dance groups provide some of the entertainment, and this year, a high school dance band preformed. A big white elephant sale (one mans junk is.....)! Games and jumping tents for the kids. Raffle prizes included a Grand Prize of $1500 dollars cash. Also a raffle for a 55 inch TV. The 'beer garden' provided lots of refreshments. Each year the Knights of Columbus, Council 9659, man the bar. In addition, with the help of many parishioners, also set up and tear down the festival booths. There were numerous 'crafters' providing handmade jewelry, tole paintings, and one lady, Lisa Howe, who traveled from Scottsdale AZ to make available a selection of her beautiful pottery. We placed an order that was so big we have to pay it in installments! The ladies of the parish contribute immensely to organizing and keeping things running smoothly at the White Elephant sale and also making sure everyone gets fed. The Kiwanis conducted the Gymkhana (an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses) for our young Jamul equestrians. St Pius X is one of the few church's (read only church) with it's own horse corral.
"Thanks" to all who sponsored the Jamulfest with financial assistance. Also, to all the contributors to the community raffle.
This is the only time I have to wear this outfit. Like Dolly Parton says, "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."
So, mark your calendars - next year, October 2013 - and we'll see you then!