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"Jamboree Project Welcome Mat"
Several local businesses always participate in Project Welcome Mat showing our Jamboree guests that they are appreciated.

"Jamboree Project Welcome Mat"


This marks the 20th year for the Chamber of Commerce "Jamboree Project Welcome Mat" for the 50th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival.  Businesses having changeable signs or marquees are asked to post welcome greetings for our Jamboree visitors.  The wording may be only a simple "Welcome to the Jamboree" or as elaborate as you choose.  Chamber Director Suzanne Williams says, “With thousands of visitors coming into town for our special 50th celebration, every effort should be made by the local merchants to show our guests that we appreciate them and welcome their business. Let's keep on showing folks how friendly the DeKalb County / Smithville area can be!”


All businesses may participate in "Project Welcome Mat." There will be recognition awards in 4 categories: "Best Worded," "Most Original," “Most Creative,” and the "People's Choice Award."  Plaques will be presented to winners along with media recognition. If your business would like to participate in the contest, email the Chamber at, call 615-597-4163, or text 615-464-7760. Wording should be in place no later than Thursday, June 17th at 2 PM.