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Its Almost Jamboree Project Welcome Mat Time!
Suzanne Williams


The 45th annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival is coming Friday and Saturday, July 1 & 2 and the Smithville-DeKalb Co. Chamber of Commerce invites all county businesses to again use their marquees or any type of message signs to welcome Jamboree visitors to our area.


“This marks the 15th year for the Chamber’s “Project Welcome Mat”, said Suzanne Williams, Executive Director of the Chamber. “ We have thousands of visitors coming into town, so we want to make every effort to show our guests that we appreciate them and welcome their business,” she said.


“We ask that businesses with changeable signs or marquees to post welcome greetings for our Jamboree visitors. The wording can be as simple or as elaborate as you chose. All businesses may participate ,” said Williams.


Plaques along with media recognition will be presented in 3 categories: "Best Worded," "Most Original" and the "People's Choice Award."


Call 597-4163 or email at if your business would like to be included in the contest. Wording should be in place no later than Friday, June 17th.


"Let's keep on showing folks how friendly the Smithville/DeKalb County area can be", said Williams