July 31, 2012
Magician ‘Merdwin the Mediocre’ mystifies youngster Kayla Hoskins of Queensbury at the July 27 installment of the annual Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree in Warrensburg as he makes a scarf appear in Kayla’s sleeve. Jamboree organizers said they were pleased with the turnout at the two-day carnival-type event, despite a rumor that circulated on Facebook reporting falsely that Saturday’s Jamboree had been cancelled.
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A person misusing social media fabricated a rumor that the Saturday July 28 installment of the annual Smoke Eaters' Jamboree was cancelled, and the president of the sponsoring organization in Warrensburg says he's going to have police investigators track down the rumor perpetrator to extract compensation for his group's loss of revenue.