Eastern New Mexico News file photo: Ch'ree Essary
Jennifer Brown of Texico plays during the 2018 Floyd Country Jamboree.
The 69th annual Floyd’s Lions Club Country Jamboree is gearing up to return in March.
The Floyd Jamboree is a country show featuring local performers and a fundraiser for the Floyd’s Lions Club. Proceeds are used to provide scholarships for graduating seniors, eyeglasses for students who need them, and assistance for families who may need help during a tragedy.
It is estimated that around 500-700 people usually attend the jamboree over a two-night period.
A dance will be held in the back of the Floyd high school gym, and during the night they will also be selling flags placed in cases that have flown over the “Village of Floyd.” The Floyd schools will be hosting a concession stand to raise money.
Lions Club member and Master of Ceremonies Dave Nash stated they try to encourage young individuals to get involved in music. This year, the Lions Club members will be giving away two guitars to the winners of an essay contest.
The Floyd Jamboree will be Mar. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. in the Floyd High School multi-purpose room and gymnasium. Admission is $7.