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ra- December 26, 2012 VouR COMt UNITV Page 7 From page 1 Era has made requests for public records regarding the organization's financial status, as it has for other lo- cal non-profits, but due to extensions granted by the IRS, the 2011 infor- mation has only recently become available. On the strength of a string of largely successful_ events over the past decade, SHEDG reported in January that the Jamboree provid- ed directly or indirectly more than $255,000 to the community in 2011, including economic development, School District 55, service orga- nizations, the Sweet Home Active Revitalization Effort, athletics, high school programs and clubs, the city, churches and the Sweet Home Com- munity Foundation. But according to tax records, the Jamboree lost about $98,000 on the 2010 event, which featured Keith Urban. That was the year the event- expanded across Weddle Bridge into Sankey Park. Ticket sales were also down from 2009, the last year the Jamboree showed a profit. Of- ficials have remained tight-lipped regarding the reasons for those those losses. In 2008, the Jamboree had a net profit of about $291,000. In 2009, the festival made about $190,000. SHEDG has not released its net prof- it or loss for the 2012 event, which featured Rascal Flatts and drew what organizers said was one of the larg- est crowds in the history of the fes- tival. SHEDG leaders have been forthright about the effect competi- tion from the Willamette Country Music Festival, which began "in 2008 in Brownsville, and now is held two weeks following the Jamboree, has had on the Sweet Home festival. "Given the competitive envi- ronment, we've had to step up and spend more on talent and market- ing for the Jamboree," said SHEDG President Kevin Strong in a state- ment with the release of the Form 990. "Meanwhile, we have spent down some of our retained earnings from past years so our community can continue to ha~}e an economic development director, funds for the Sweet Home Active Revitalization Effort and contributions to help support nonprofit organizations and youth activities. "Looking ahead, we expect that the Jamboree can continue to support itself while helping local businesses by bringing thousands of people to our community every summer. "However, the Jamboree alone will not be able to support the com- munity to the extent it has over the past decade, given the competitive environment it is facing. That's why we are considering other events that, if successful, will allow us to help support our community while bring- ing people to Sweet Home to enjoy great entertainment and shop at local businesses. "We appreciate the communi- ty's support." SHEDG board members and staff are planning a new music fes- tival, to be held the weekend before next summer's Jamboree, which is scheduled for Aug. 2-4, featuring in- die and alternative artists. The new festival would use some of the same resources as the Jamboree, such as staging, to help hold costs down. SHEDG created the Oregon Jamboree in 1992, and the event celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Some 650 to 700 volunteers help SHEDG operate the Jamboree each year. Proceeds from the Jambo- ree, a three-day camping and coun- try music festival, are used for local economic development and to help local charitable and community or- ganizations. The 2013 Jamboree features headliners Dwight Yoakam, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan. For more information, to vol- unteer or purchase tickets, call the Jamboree at (541) 367-8800. aiRCUIT COURT Gabriel Frank Grajiola 30 by Sweet Home police. He was Gabriel Frank Grajiola, 29,a suspect in five burglaries and was sentenced in Linn County unauthorized entry into a motor Circuit Court to two years in prison vehicle. on Oct. 30 on two charges of first- Items stolen included degree burglary, a class A felony, firearms, electrofiics and personal and a charge of felon in possession identification. of a firearm. Hereceivedtwo-yearsentencesBrandon Ryan Freeman in each of the burglary charges and Brandon Ryan Freeman was one year in the firearm charge. The sentenced Nov. 21 in Linn County sentences are concurrent. Circuit Court to 20 days in jail, He pleaded guilty to all three with time served, for fourth-degree charges. Dismissed were three assault in connection to an incident counts of first-degree theft, second- on Oct. 3. degree criminal mischief and two A charge of strangulation was counts of identity theft, dismissed. Both charges are class A He also was charged $600 inmisdemeanors. fees and fines. He must serve three He also will serve two years years of post-prison supervision, probation and must pay $200 in Grajiola was arrested on Sept. fees and fines. Can I have yo' numba? Candalynn Johnson, left, hits on a reluctant Daniel Danforth m a movie theater during "Can I Have Yo' Numba?" one of seven one-act plays performed by high school students on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 in the Sweet Home High School auditorium. RESTAURANTS & VENUES: -MENUS - RACK CARDS - FLYERS - POSTERS - BUSINESS CARDS - PUNCH CARDS -RUBBER STAMPS - OTHER PRINTED MATERIALS We can help! Call for a quote. 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