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By Will U. Party

April 1, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Building on the success of recent events sponsored by the Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber last year, Valerie Harrison, the region’s de facto mayor extraordinaire, has declared her intent to host the most community events of any jurisdiction in San Diego County.


“Taking a cue from the already popular St. Patrick’s Day Hooleyfest, we will be staging “JamuleyFest” this summer in Jamul to showcase the arts, crafts, wild and crazy ingenuity of Jamulians,” she announced. Poised on the back of an elephant while parading down Highway 94 on a clear and starry night, Harrison also revealed plans to make the Carson & Barnes Circus a permanent fixture in town with shows every weekend.


“We’re not only providing fun amid these stressful economic times, we’re also bringing innovative jobs to our community,” she revealed. “ The big-top will pitch its tent on the grounds of Steele Canyon High, where circus skills such as trapeze, tight-rope walking, fire-eating and lion-taming will be taught to aspiring students. “ On-site apprenticeships will be provided to those who survive basic training, she added.


The dynamic business leader further revealed an ambitious schedule for 2011 that will include weekly festivities ranging from a wild-hog hunting contest to traditional holiday events to a communal rain dance. “We’re hopeful we can ease the water crisis in our region, too,” Harrison explained. “We’re all about helping our local businesses stay afloat.”


Following an all-night long stint of partying until dawn, the Chamber CEO disclosed a deal with Cottonwood Golf to add a wave machine at the Lakes, creating East County’s one and only spot for surfing lessons. Peeling off a business suit to reveal a wetsuit underneath, she exclaimed, ““Cowabunga!” then grabbed a surf board and demonstrated an impressive hang-ten technique.

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