Turkey Jamboree kicks off on Tuesday

LAKE WALES – The first-ever Lake Wales Elementary Turkey Football Jamboree will kick off on Tuesday (Nov. 13) at Legion Field.

The Turkey Football Jamboree is a motivational sports event for 5th grade students, who must have good grades and behavior to participate.  Elementary flag football teams will play each other in brief games, starting about 9:30 a.m. and ending about noon.

The morning will begin when student spectators, cheerleaders, and football teams begin arriving before 9 a.m. with welcomes, and cheer routines from each school.  The morning will also include pep band music, and entertainment from Bok and Lake Wales High cheerleaders.

The four elementary schools participating are: Dale R. Fair Babson Park, Hillcrest, Janie Howard Wilson and Polk Avenue.

The concession stand will be open. The event is free and open to the public.

Dick Howell, the “voice of the Highlanders,” will help in the press box, and coaches from Webber International University will officiate.

PHOTO: The Janie Howard Wilson Elementary cheerleading squad is shown practicing in October.