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Jamboree in The Hills caps off its 40th year

Photo for The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register by Eric Ayers Jamboree In The Hills has never fallen short on displays of patriotism, and many fans in Sunday’s crowd kept up the tradition by proudly sporting the red, white and blue. Among them were, from left, Jamie Teeter of Pinehurst, N.C., Jerry Brown of Benwood, and Rachael and Angela Marcuccilli of Waterloo, N.Y.

Photo for The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register by Eric Ayers
Jamboree In The Hills has never fallen short on displays of patriotism, and many fans in Sunday’s crowd kept up the tradition by proudly sporting the red, white and blue. Among them were, from left, Jamie Teeter of Pinehurst, N.C., Jerry Brown of Benwood, and Rachael and Angela Marcuccilli of Waterloo, N.Y.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Jamboree In The Hills celebrated 40 years of fun and music this past weekend, and one staff member has been there from the beginning.

Robert Gorrell, known as “Bushwacker” by fans and staff, is one of the constants at the event and can be seen working among the crowd to this day. He recalls the early days of the event and its growth in size and popularity.

“It’s 40 years, from Brush Run over to here,” he said. “Back when Jamboree first started up, the Shadyside Boosters would line the aisles, and then they would be what we are now, the security, back when it was a little five, 10, 15 to 20,000 people, and then it moved over here in 1990 and got big.”

He noted that for many, the Jamboree has become a family tradition spanning the generations…

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