Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Patriots’ Day to be held at Courthouse THIS Thursday, 7/16/09

Event to include Homemade Ice Cream

and Live Music

Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 6:30 P.M.

A casual old time ice cream social will be held on the lawn of the Macon Co. Courthouse. The event will feature an old fashioned patriotic celebration and live music provided by the Nelson Family and Keota.

The Macon County Fairgrounds will serve as the rain location.

Locals are invited to bring lawn chairs for the entire family and come celebrate our nation’s freedom with food, fun and entertainment.

Macon Health Care Center will be sponsoring a baby show including age groups 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months. The event will also include a Little Mr. & Miss Liberty contest for boys and girls ages 3-5 years that have not yet entered kindergarten. THE BABY SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 6 P.M. Registration will be at 5:30 P.M.

Prizes for the baby show and Little Mr. & Miss contest will include savings bonds provided by local banks.

Children will also be invited to participate in a “cupcake walk.”

Several Macon Co. families will be providing a variety of hand-dipped homemade ice cream including vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and butter pecan. Pies and cakes will also be provided from the kitchens of some of the area’s best cooks. Some desserts will be sold at auction.

Also featured at auction will be a handmade quilt, "American Glory" by Sally Weber of Redman.
Sneak peek of the quilt to be auctioned

Shortly after the serving line ends, live Americana music will be provided by the Nelson Family and by Keota, a Macon County band known for its “acoustic with attitude.”

Dr. Louis “Louie” Fiquet, Jace Weber, Martina Wyatt,

Mary Beth Lolli Truitt, and Ronnie Truitt

Instruments featured in the group known as “North Missouri’s Premier Acoustic Band,” include guitars, upright bass, resonator, mandolin, and harmonica.

The event is free and open to the public; a good will offering will be accepted. Keota is sponsored by Dwiggins Fireworks; the Macon Co. Republican Club is organizing the activities.

For more information about the event, contact Darla Dwiggins at (660) 385-5092 or rooster1733@yahoo.com.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you and our band, Keota is looking forward to playing to a really nice turnout at the Patriot's Day celebration!

    Jace Weber