Jamboree was a hot time in Cridersville

Staff Writer

The 54th year of the Cridersville Fireman's Jamboree leaves lofty expectations for next year's event, as big crowds braved the heat in support of the Cridersville Fire Department.

"It went really well," Fire Department chief Rick Miller said. "We were really pleased with the turnout and we had good weather."

"It was a little bit hot," he continued. "You take the good with the bad. And that means more waters sold and maybe even adult beverages."

Friday's events kicked off with a Classic Car Show on Main St., along with Bingo in the Fire Station, games, rides, plenty of food, and live entertainment from The Earthquakers.

Saturday included a new event for 2018 in the Color Run. Replacing the "standard" 5k Fun Run of past years, the Fire Department elected to go with the untimed race in which runners get showered with colored powder.

The participation was encouraging for a first time event, Miller said, but they have yet to determine if it will return next year.

"We had 73 runners," Miller said. "For something in its first year that wasn't bad. We're going to evaluate that and maybe go back to what we've done in the past."

And that evaluation will get underway soon, as planning begins...

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