Unique heritage of the community celebrated.
Cowee Jamboree was not just another festival but a commemoration of the life, times, and work of one of the more colorful characters in the Cowee community.
The Cowee Jamboree was a celebration of Tom Rickman's life as much as it was the marking of the unique heritage of the community at large. “The whole event went fantastic,” said Gloria Syring, the main organizer for the Jamboree and a regular volunteer at Rickman’s General Store. “We were battling the football game, which no one anticipated until later, so we had about half the people we were hoping for, but the people that came really enjoyed the event.”