Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Sunday, Dec 4
12:00 PM Valley Springs Holiday Home Tour
12:00 PM Candy Cane Making Watch candy canes being made or participate in making candy canes. Limited space.
02:00 PM Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks In The West ~ A Lecture By Stephen Kinsey
03:30 PM Sounds of the Season Live performance of Christmas Carols ~ Murphys
03:30 PM Calaveras Drum Circle San Andreas
04:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Christmas Concert
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
10:00 PM Holiday Bazaar & Visit with Santa Sutter Creek
Monday, Dec 5
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
03:00 PM Pictures With Santa At West Point Elementary
06:00 PM Camps Restaurant Annual Christmas Gala
06:00 PM “It’s A Wonderful Life In Angels Camp” ACBA Christmas Gala Dec. 5
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Dec 6
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
05:00 PM Holiday Open House Calaveras Arts Council Gallery ~ San Andreas
05:30 PM Winemakers Night and Live Music Alchemy Market and Cafe ~ Murphys
Wednesday, Dec 7
10:00 AM Pastels Painting Class Painting with Pastels ~ Copperopolis
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
05:00 PM Move Ability Yoga Yoga with James Aarons
06:00 PM Live Music Wednesdays at Rob's Place
Thursday, Dec 8
09:30 AM Life Drawing Art Class With George Allen Durkee ~ Copperopolis
11:00 AM Health & Wellness Luncheon
11:00 AM Twain Talks Tales of Mark Twain's Early Life and the Gold Rush
11:00 AM Twain Talks Tales of Mark Twain's Early Life and the Gold Rush
01:00 PM The CFLC Presents, "A Rockin’ Royal Christmas."
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
07:00 PM Trivia Night Weekly on Thursdays ~ Murphys
09:00 PM Karaoke at Murphys Hotel
Friday, Dec 9
02:00 PM Mark Twain Returns To Mother Lode For Only Four Performances
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
05:30 PM Friday Music at Alchemy
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
Saturday, Dec 10
10:00 AM Living History Day
10:00 AM 2nd Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair
10:00 AM The 2nd Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair
10:00 AM La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast Sunday December 11
10:00 AM 2nd Annual Odd Fellows Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 10
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
04:00 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Christmas Concert
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
07:00 PM 13th Annual Wintersports History Night
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
09:00 PM Live Music at The Whitewater Grill Live music every other Saturday
Sunday, Dec 11
12:00 PM Candy Cane Making Watch candy canes being made or participate in making candy canes. Limited space.
02:30 PM Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Christmas Concert
Monday, Dec 12
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Tuesday, Dec 13
10:00 AM Calaveras Genealogy Society's Winter Social
Wednesday, Dec 14
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
05:00 PM Move Ability Yoga Yoga with James Aarons
06:00 PM Live Music Wednesdays at Rob's Place
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
Thursday, Dec 15
11:00 AM Twain Talks Tales of Mark Twain's Early Life and the Gold Rush
01:00 PM 'Kash-In' Concerts Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ Columbia
06:00 PM Studio 4 Dance Theater Presents "The Nutcracker 2016"
Friday, Dec 16
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
05:30 PM Friday Music at Alchemy
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story
Saturday, Dec 17
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
12:00 PM Candy Cane Making Watch candy canes being made or participate in making candy canes. Limited space.
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM 7th Annual Christmas Caroling At Moaning Cavern
06:00 PM 7th Annual Christmas Caroling At Moaning Cavern
07:00 PM Leg Lamp & BB Gun: The Stars Of Sierra Rep’s A Christmas Story

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: thepinetree on 05/11/2014 12:50 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/12/2014 08:27 AM
Expires: 01/01/2019 12:00 AM
:



The 2014 Fair & Frog Jump Lead Up Events....Sponsors Night & Friends, CVB & Chamber Mixer (Video Enclosed)

Angels Camp, CA...As the momentum builds every year for the rural America tradition, fun and pageantry that is the Fair & Frog Jump Jubilee some events stand out as signature events. It is during these events that our local hazing hits high gear. One of the rights of passage for any prospective beauty queen here is to kiss a few frogs. Not a fake, close but not quite, but actual lips on a green amphibian. Why does it matter....well if your not from here you wouldn't understand. Also, if you are an elected, or hope to become one, planting lips somewhere on our green royalty from time to time just has to be done. If you don't and it becomes public knowledge you run the risk of your quest being in vain, or if you somehow managed to get elected without kissing a frog the only way to remove this electoral curse is to publicly and repeatedly make amorous protestations towards our green citizens. The best photos are the ones right after these in the gallery. These are the ones that catch the realization that they did actually kiss a frog....



Over 180 Photos Above...Very Few Are Actually of Frog Kissing. Most Are Of The Events. Video Is Enclosed....






These events are also the way the community thanks those that volunteer, support, organize, sponsor & participate in our annual spectacle. On a serious note the Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee has become the model for other rural fairs to move successfully away from a state funded model to entirely and community run and profit centered organizations.

Through the "Friends Of The Fair" and other volunteer efforts the Fair & Frog Jump and the year round operations of the fair grounds and facilities is now better than ever. Much of the red tape has been dispensed with or maybe just good naturedly ignored and many improvements just materialize as if from thin air. In reality many of the supporters work diligently to get these things done but they just seem to happen.

At these events various committees or long serving board members are honored and the Junior Fair Board, Miss Calaveas and Calaveras Saddle Queen Contestants are formally introduced and speak.

After the food has been consumed and a few libations have been consumed the subject always seems to get back around to getting as many people to kiss the frogs as possible.


Comments - Make a comment
The comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for its content. We value free speech but remember this is a public forum and we hope that people would use common sense and decency. If you see an offensive comment please email us at news@thepinetree.net
No Subject
Posted on: 2014-05-11 15:14:48   By: Anonymous
 
Why are these people kissing frogs? Hoping for a prince or princess?

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-05-11 15:17:11   By: thepinetree
     
    It's Calaveras County :) You have to kiss the frog!

    [Reply ]

      Re: STOP the ABUSE of frogs!!!
      Posted on: 2014-05-11 15:18:38   By: Anonymous
       
      Idiots, stop abusing these frogs!!!!

      [Reply ]

        Re: STOP the ABUSE of frogs!!!
        Posted on: 2014-05-12 00:09:06   By: Anonymous
         
        That bald guy is eating the frog. Not cool

        [Reply ]

        Re: STOP the ABUSE of frogs!!!
        Posted on: 2014-05-12 08:20:55   By: Anonymous
         
        Better than kissing your girlfriend with the dreadlocks and hairy legs.

        [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-05-12 21:22:39   By: Anonymous
       
      It's how most of us get dates.

      [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-05-11 18:48:52   By: Anonymous
     
    And, if you get a prince, is he disqualified or can he make three jumps? If he doesn't win, do you put him back in the swamp?

    [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2014-05-11 20:49:58   By: Anonymous
 
Is this how HPV got started?

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-05-12 11:34:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Is this what you call doin it Froggy style?!

    [Reply ]

rKECGttTKGnCeRGRe
Posted on: 2015-10-17 20:54:15   By: Anonymous
 
Dcp8Ff Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

[Reply ]

CMJeNIkJDClb
Posted on: 2015-12-31 22:55:09   By: Anonymous
 
cQ2q8h

[Reply ]

fnLAgtCJhSlX
Posted on: 2016-01-30 10:49:57   By: Anonymous
 
OtrCIM What sites and blogs do the surfing community communicate most on?

[Reply ]

guldcykgpptPZef
Posted on: 2016-05-13 18:58:37   By: Anonymous
 
Peculiar article, exactly what I was looking for.

[Reply ]

zEJJPknTqCfWk
Posted on: 2016-05-16 08:41:45   By: Anonymous
 
FG96h3 There as certainly a lot to learn about this issue. I really like all the points you ave made.

[Reply ]

dulsWWqvNawVmgoVXRt
Posted on: 2016-07-05 19:45:08   By: Anonymous
 
yYjR4t Simply wanna remark that you have a very decent web site , I love the style and design it actually stands out.

[Reply ]

Kplsitwloy
Posted on: 2016-08-04 01:12:07   By: Anonymous
 
ZGytuX Thanks-a-mundo for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

[Reply ]


What's Related
These might interest you as well
Calendar

Photo Albums

phpws Business Directory

Local News

Web Pages


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Middleton's Furniture
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini Premier Properties

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing Jenny's Kitchen


Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2016