The 54th Annual North Fork Loggers Jamboree kick-off dinner was held April 6 and four young ladies were introduced as candidates for jamboree Queen -- Natori Hatfield, Kaylynne Moglia, Summer Bulmer and Rebecca Moisa.
The Jamboree Queen title goes to the girl who sells the most pre-event tickets to the event which will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7.
Running unopposed for Lil' Princess and Lil' Logger are Sundance Parra, 5, and Jonathan Bebout, 2.
Bulmer, 15, is a freshman at Yosemite High School where she is involved in student leadership, and the varsity pep team. She has lived in North Fork for 13 years and is the daughter of Rob and Sheree Bulmer. She hopes to attend Pepperdine University after graduation and is looking toward law as a profession.
Hatfield, 17, is a senior at Minarets High School
17 year old Natori Hatfield is a North Fork Native, a senior at Minarets High School. For her senior project she hosted a Native American educational conference to help young students develop career goals. She hopes to attend California State University, Fresno, and study agribusiness and wants to eventually attend Harvard Law School. For her She is the daughter of John and Shawn Bethel Hatfield.
Kaylynne Moglia, 14, attends Minarets High School and is a member of the school band and Future Farmers of America. She hopes to attend California State University, Fresno, to become a radiologist. She is the daughter of Brett and Kristi Moglia.
Rebecca Moisa, 16, is a sophomore at Chawanakee Academy as part of their home school program. She is involved in drama and volleyball, and enjoys photography. After graduation she wants to study to become a doctor. She is the daughter of Rudy Moisa Jr. and Jeneice Baiston.
The jamboree is held each summer by the North Fork Boosters to raise money for the free summer program for North Fork children, held at Recreation Center, the site of the Loggers Jamboree.
Jamboree competition includes axe throwing, log burling, tree felling and various individual and team sawing events. The weekend also has a parade, the Lions Club pancake breakfast, a dinner and the Woodchoppers Ball on Saturday night when the Queen is announced.
Theme this year is "From Tree to You" which was the motto at Goodwin Lumber where in the early days Vince Goodwin actually logged a tree and then cut it in the yard at his store. Goodwin died in February of this year, having lived in North Fork 71 of his 99 years.
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