The Truman Area Community Network
Little Tykes Play Zone
Kachunga and the Alligator
Jeff Rogganbuck, Baloonatic
Fun Time Carnival
The classic street theater puppet tradition of the 19th Century will be recreated this year at Olde Glory Days by puppeteer Doug Kincaid. Kincaid will be presenting five puppet shows daily on Friday, June 29th and Saturday. June 30th between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Kincaid Puppet presentations will include the "Punch and Judy " show and the "Grouchie Gator" act. Show times will be displayed on the puppet booths located on the courthouse lawn. Each show is a vehicle to teach children. Children can interact and ask questions during the show and meet the puppets after the show.
Little Tykes, ages 5 and under, will want to spend their time in the Little Tykes Play Zone. Wetzel Clinic will once again be sponsoring the Little Tykes Play Zone. The Play Zone features all of the latest in Little Tykes vehicles and activity toys.
All Little Tykes must be accompanied by a parent. Hours begin on Friday at 10 A.M. and on Saturday after the Grand Parade. Parents will have the opportunity to register their children to win one of the Play Zone toys by donating $1 at the time of registration. Drawings for the toys "will be on Saturday evening at 5 P.M. Adult Supervision is scheduled each day.
Jeff Rogganbuck is an entertainer with a unique talent. He produces BALLOON-E-TOON creations that will amaze children and adults. He has elevated the skill of ballooning to an art form. He creates dogs from a single balloon or "Wylie Coyote" from 20 balloons. His balloon art is made in just seconds. Jeff can transform simple balloons into Daffy Duck. Tweety Bird, Woody Woodpecker, creative hats or many other characters. The Balloonatic will be present for one hour shows on the courthouse lawn on Friday and Saturday. June 29 & 30 during Olde Glory Days.
Kenny Payne of Doniphan, Missouri will be bringing the Fun Time Carnival to the Square. The rides are exciting for young and old kids alike and Payne prides himself on the safety of his equipment. Special Armband times will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 P.M. - 10 P.M. and additional armband time on Saturday afternoon 1 P.M. - 5 P.M. Armbands will be $12.00 for each time.
Bill Willis has taken his famous ponies to six different states in the 30 years that he has been providing pony rides for children. His ponies are well-groomed and enjoy giving rides to children. The wheel has a tent top that provides shade for thse ponies and the children. The saddles on the ponies are equipped with seat belts for the children's safety while riding. The pony rides will be at Olde Glory Days on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 28, 29, and 30.
Water Wars return to Olde Glory Days. It is family fun and exciting for everyone. (It is also a great way to cool off during the downtown celebration). A 400 square foot area is roped off just for water ballooning. Bring a friend and have a blast
The VFW Post #1894 and VFW Auxiliary are the proud sponsors of The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall. The Moving Wall will be in Clinton beginning Friday, June 23 through Friday. June 29. 2001. The Moving Wall will be located on the Citizens Union State Bank Parking lot on 3rd and Franklin streets. Opening ceremonies will be on Sunday, June 24 at 7:30 P.M.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. was the dream of Jan Scruggs, and on April 27, 1979 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. was established by a group of Vietnam veterans, including Jan Scruggs. Robert Doubek and John Wheeler. President Jimmy Carter on July 1, 1980 signed legislation to provide a two acre plot of land in Constitiution Gardens near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be built. The Memorial Wall was built to salute those who served in Vietnam and it was dedicated on November 13, 1982.
Vietnam veterans John Devitt, Gerry Haver and Norris Shears of California felt the need to share the power and good that they had experienced at the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. D.C. They decided they would build a replica and display it on the West Coast so that people who lived far from D.C. could experience the Wall. While explaining the plans to other Vietnam veterans John Devitt was asked if the project would be portable, he simply replied, "yes, it would be portable."
Thus began the work to create The Moving Wall. The inscription on the top panel of the memorial reads: "IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FORM US"
The dates begin 1959 and end with the date of 1975. The bottom panel contains the following inscription:
"OUR NATION HONORS THE COURAGE, SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY AND COUNTRY OF ITS VIETNAM VETERANS - THIS MEMORIAL WAS BUILT WITH PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NOVEMBER 11, 1982."
The Moving Wall website is at http://www.themovingwall.org
The Schedule of Visits is at http://www.themovingwall.org/skeds/schedule01.htm
“Honor Olde Glory" is this year's theme for Olde Glory Days. This years parade will be on Saturday. June 30 at 10 AM on the Historic Downtown Square. Many businesses, organizations and military groups will be represented in the parade as well as the Clinton High School Marching Band and the Clinton Community Band. Trophies will be awarded in several categories: People's Choice; Business Float; Judge's Award and the Sponsor Award. The deadline for entry in the parade is June 28. Entry forms may be picked up at the Depot. Ed and Diane Hannah are the Chairman of the parade.
Rotary Club of Clinton brings to town the "Great Highland Bagpipe and Drum Corps" from Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Grande Parade. The pipe and drum corps seeks to keep alive the spirit and sounds of traditional Scottish Bagpipe Bands. The band proudly wears the City of Tulsa Tartan Plaid. Tulsa is the only city in the U.S. to have its own tartan pattern. The colors in the tartan plaid symbolize Red for the Native American, Black for Oil, Green for Green Country, and Blue for the many nearby lakes. Following the Grande Parade, they will perform on the Entertainment Stage on the Courthouse Lawn.
The Clinton Arts Council is sponsoring the 6th Annual Ike Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show, which will be held in the East Side of the Museum's DeLozier Building on June 29, 30, and July 1. Artists from the area will display their works for public viewing. Watercolors, oils, acrylics and photographs will be on display. A Youth Division will feature the artwork of Kindergarten through 8th grade students.
Public viewing times are:
Thursday, June 28, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in entering the Art Show or for more information can contact Benecia Carmack at 660-885-4381 or Brandon Jolley at 660-885-8049. Monetary awards will be given for Best of Show, Peoples Choice, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the Professional. Non-Professional and High School Divisions. Ribbon awards will be given for the photography Division. This is a juried show.
The greater Golden Valley Quilt Guild will host a quilt show June 30 - July 1 during Olde Glory Days. The show will be featuring quilts and projects made or owned by members, including bed size quilts, wall hangings and table runners. Antique, heirloom, and contemporary quilts will be displayed in the new Rotary Building on the Northwest comer of the Historic Square District. There will be no admission charge. Displays may be viewed Saturday, June 30, 9 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, July 1st, 11 AM - 4 PM. A drawing will be held at 3:30 PM on Sunday for the annual Opportunity Quilt that will be on display. Proceeds from the sale of the Opportunity Quilt tickets and a boutique will fund the many projects, education programs and scholarship fund. For more information call 660-885-6338.
Quilts Across America State Quilt will be on display at the Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Center June 18 through July 7, 2001. The quilt's individual panels were designed by school children and represent all fifty states. This is especially exciting for Clinton because students at Henry Elementary created Missouri's panel. The quilt is on loan from the American Craft Museum in New York City.
The Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Center will honor the men and women who served their country during the war in Vietnam with a temporary display of Vietnam Era artifacts. The display, which is scheduled to run for three months, will feature personal artifacts and memorabilia from local veterans. This exhibit is the first feature of a new military display designed to honor all veterans of Henry County.
Sunday morning's community worship service will begin at 7:30 AM. on the West Side of the Courthouse. The worship service is sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance. Everyone is invited to attend and to bring their lawn chair. The Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus will be serving biscuits and gravy after the services.
Cody Cochran of Kingsville. Missouri brings his Just Racin' Motor Sports track to Olde Glory Days. The Just Racin' race track will be set up on the courthouse lawn. These radio controlled stock cars will be available for racing on Friday and Saturday. June 29th and June 30th. The stock cars are being brought to you through the sponsorship of these Clinton businesses: Atchison Monuments. Clinton Quick Lube. Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Champion Brands Oil, Golden Valley Transportation and Citizens Union State Bank. Join the fun, start your engines and take off at the sound of the gun!
"3 on 3" basketball will be played on the West parking lot of the Courthouse Square. The Women's Division will be on Thursday, June 28, the Boy's Division on Friday, June 29 and the Men's Division on Saturday, June 1. Registration will begin each day at 7:00 a.m. and the games will start at 8:00 a.m.
Lunch for veterans and therr spouses will be served at the Elks concession tent on the north side of the Courthouse lawn. Lunch is free for veterans and their spouses, but you will need to pick up a ticket at the Information booth on the Courthouse lawn or the Depot. Lunch will be served immediately following the Grand Parade on Saturday. June 30.
Did you or someone that you know graduate from Clinton High School? If so, call your classmates and invite them to the All School Reunion at the Benson Center on Sunday. July 1. A chicken dinner will be served. Tickets for the reunion are $7.50 and can be purchased at the door. This is a great opportunity for reminiscing about your high school years. Graduates will begin meeting at 11AM and can enjoy viewing past yearbooks, school memorabilia and visiting with other CHS graduates. The reunion will end at 3 PM.
Shoemaker Equipment presents the Kids Pedal Pull. This is one of the most popular Olde Glory Days events for the kids, parents, and grandparents. The children have the opportunity to "pull weights" that are geared just for little folks. The mini-tractor pull is just like the big tractor pulls at county fairs. The Pedal Pull will be held on Friday. June 29. at 5:30 PM on the West side of the Courthouse. Sign up for the pedal pull prior to the 5:30 PM start time.
Velma Diamond will host a bike decorating workshop for all children interested in riding their decorated bikes in the Olde Glory Day's parade. Bike decorating classes will be Friday, June 29th between 5 and 7;30 P.M. children can go to 513 East Jefferson to decorate their bikes. The best decorated bike in the parade will receive an award. (Judging will be done during the Parade by the Parade Judges.
Dress your pets in their most patriotic costumes and bring them to the courthouse lawn. The Pet Show will be on Friday. June 29th at 1 P.M. on the Courthouse lawn. Children and adults can enter their pets. There will be categories for dogs and cats. Preregistration entry forms are available at the Depot or "on the spot" entries will be taken prior to the beginning of the Pet Show.
The 6th annual S.T.A.R.T. Teen Dance will be held on Friday night, June 29th, at 9 PM. Once again, the dance is sponsored by Gregg Smith Ford. The car lot will vibrate to the sounds of the outdoor video VJ as he plays the latest hits for the teens' entertainment. Two large video screens will allow the teens to view, as well as dance to, the music. The Teen Dance is organized by the S.T.A.R.T. youth group (Students Together Achieving Responsible Tasks.) The youth group is a division of the Missouri Community Betterment committee of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. Advisors for S.T.A.R.T. are Dixie Wirsig andJ.C. Smith.
Haylor's Formal Occasions once again is sponsoring the infamous "Newlywed Game". There will be two opportunities to share the fun with the contestants: Friday, June 29th at the Entertainment Stage at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday. July 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Benson Center.
The teams are already preparing for the 2001 Office Olympics. Wheel chairs are being greased and paper airplanes are being streamlined. The race is on and each team wants to take the coveted trophy to their office for the next year. Friday. June 29 6:30 PM. is the day and West side of the Courthouse is the place. Don't miss the fun. Be sure that your office has a team competing.
Re/Max Truman Lake will be sponsoring the Re/Max Balloon Ride. The balloon ride Is on Saturday evening, June 30th and takes off about dusk from the Citizens Union State Bank lot. S.T.A.R.T. students will be selling tickets for the drawing to win the ride. Four names will be drawn to ride. You must be 18 years of age to ride in the balloon. Winners of the ride will be notified prior to Saturday evening. All of the funds raised are donated to S.T.A.R.T. for their annual projects.
The 5K Race and the One Mile Family Fun Run will start off with a BANG on Sunday evening. July 1st, at the Katy Trail. Registration begins at 6:30 PM with the race beginning at 7:30 PM. The 5K registration fee is $10.00 and the One Mile Run is $7.00 prior to June 15th. After June 15th the registration fees are $15 and $10. The race and the run are sponsored by Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. Sports Bags will be awarded to the first 100 to register and prizes will be awarded to all age groups. Entry forms are available at the Depot.
The Olde Glory Days Chicken Dinner will be served at the Benson Convention Center on Sunday, July 1st beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets Can be purchased at the Depot prior to June 28th and at the Information Booth on the Courthouse lawn during Olde Glory Days. Ticket sales will be limited to 1,000 tickets. The tickets will be sold for $1.00
There will be two performances of 'Thanks for the Memories" by CAST. CAST will be part of the opening ceremonies of The Moving Wall on Sunday, June 24, and their second performance will be on July 1 at the Benson Center at 7:30 PM. CAST is sponsored by Schreiber Foods.
Music and dance are just a few of the performances that are scheduled for the Entertainment Stage, sponsored by Jim Falk Motors during Olde Glory Days on the Courthouse lawn. The Entertainment Stage offers the community an opportunity to enjoy the talents of our local citizens. The Entertainment Stage is a great place to spend the afternoon enjoying the performances and the gaiety of the crowd. Check the schedules at the stage on Friday and Saturday for times and performances.
All entertainment, activities and events that take place in the Historic Square District on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are free. The Olde Glory Days Committee would like to invite you to pack a lawn chair, and join them for this year's Fourth of July celebration in Clinton, Missouri. The Moe Bandy Show will be on June 30th on the Historic Downtown Square. Bring your lawn chairs for seating on the Courthouse lawn. Admission closer to the stage is reserved for Commemorative Badge wearers. The reserved Section is for the Event Sponsors only. Commemorative badges are $5.00 and you may purchase those prior to the concert. All badge wearers are eligible for drawings at the concerts each evening.
Radio station KDKD presents the 16th Annual True Value Country Showdown finals on Thursday evening, June 28th at 7 PM on the Entertainment Stage, located on the East Courthouse lawn. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the cool breeze and an evening of musical entertainment.
The acappella sensation from Minneapolis, Minnesota will be presented by Cook Tractor. Four Shadow has performed in more than 35 states for audiences of all ages arid musical tastes. They have recently performed on the Today Show. They perform tunes by the Beach Boys. Paul Simon and the Dave Matthews Band. They have shared the stage with Huey Lewis, the Persuasions, the Coasters, the Drifters and the Platters. Every show is filled with infectious energy, humor and unbelievable acappella vocals.
These young men demonstrate that the most powerful and versatile instrument is the voice. This is a group that is on it's way to becoming one of the nation's hottest acappella groups. Their show is a true crowd pleaser and will appeal to old and young alike. The Olde Glory Days Committee has scheduled this show on Thursday evening In order that teens will be able to attend and enjoy this amazing show without having to miss the Friday evening Teen Dance.
Four Shadow performs at 9 PM on the Main Stage, West Side of the Square, Thursday evening and is sponsored by Cook Tractor.
This entertaining family features Mom, Dad and their five daughters who range in age from 8 to 14. TheWarnocks lively show involves and entertains the audience. Their show is sure to please children and grandparents alike.
The flashy, fun show is a variety program of dance and song, including country, old time, modern, pop, and Disney. Their colorful costumes relate to the songs they are performing. Their show keeps the audience enthralled and amazed at the talent the family exhibits.
The Warnocks are presented by Firstar Bank and will be appearing on the Entertainment Stage on Friday evening at 7 PM and other times to be announced.
Friday evening's Main Stage Show will feature a very talented gentleman with a tenor voice that will please everyone in the audience.
Kevin Morris is from Vandalia. Missouri and lives on the family farm where he still works crops and cattle with his father, when he is not performing. Thoughts of a career began after he sang at his sister's wedding. He organized and sang with the Heavenbound Quartet at his local church and in 1990 he turned his attention to the possibility of a career as a performer.
Kevin is a member of the Country Music Association and has opened for JoDee Messina, Mark Chestnut. Tracy Byrd and many more country music entertainers. Kevin works hard to make sure his show is exceptional and audience involvement is an important part of his performance. Kevin is a hard working and talented singer committed to a quality show. His Morris Code Band completes the fast paced show that enchants a diverse audience. He will be performing popular cover tunes, country classics and some of his original songs.
Friday evening, June 29 Kevin Morris will be sponsored by Tri County State Bank on the Main Stage at 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy Kevin's show.
Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC very proudly presents for your Saturday evening entertainment, Moe Bandy, his very talented wife Teresa and The American Band.
Moe Bandy began his career in San Antonio, Texas, where after high school graduation he performed on a weekly television show. In 1974 he recorded his first hit record "I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today." which led to his signing with Columbia Records in 1975. Since the signing he has received numerous awards and has an impressive record of ten number one hit songs and over 50 charted recordings. He has called Branson home for eleven years.
His Saturday night show will feature many of the songs that made him famous such as Good Ol' Boys. It's a Cheatin' Situation and Holdin' the Bag. Moe is a favorite of former President George Bush and current President George W. Bush. He has performed several times at (he White House and his number one hit, Americana, has become somewhat of a campaign theme song. Sharing the spotlight with Moe will be his talented wife Teresa. Teresa has a powerful voice and together they perform several dynamic duets. Teresa is from Laredo, Missouri and started her Branson career in 1996 performing at the 76 Music Hall. Moe's Americana Band is comprised of multitalented performers who add much talent and dimension to the show.
Moe Bandy has actively supported many charitable organizations. Through his time and talents he has supported The American Cancer Society, The March of Dimes, The Alzheimer's Association and the Make A Wish Foundation. In 1986 he began the Moe Bandy Celebrity Golf Classic in San Antonio to support Transplants for Children, a non-profit agency that assists families whose children need organ or tissue transplants.
Moe Bandy will perform at the Main Stage on the West Side of the Historic Downtown.
2001 Olde Glory Days proves to be another year of new events and presentations for the enjoyment, free of charge, to all of the community. The Saturday evening entertainment will take place on the West Side of the Square with the Moe Bandy Show beginning at 9:00 p.m. The entire West Side of the square will be blocked off to accommodate seating for the show.
Transportation to the downtown square will be provided for the elderly and handicapped by the ATS bus. Rides may be arranged by calling 885-3114. The bus will pick riders up at their homes and return them after the performance. For more information regarding transportation, contact the Chamber at 660-885-8166.
Gary Mount, Director of Area Transportation Service (ATS) has announced that buses will run special routes and times during Olde Glory Days. Anyone wanting to attend the festivities on the Square, but not wanting to search for parking can call ATS for a ride to the Square. Buses will run from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday, and Friday, June 28th and June 29th. Saturday, June 30th, The bus will begin at 9:00 AM and run through 10:00 PM. The bus will deliver passengers during the day on an on-call basis from your home, with no charge, to the Downtown Square. The return trip home can be made by catching the bus at the Southeast Corner of the Downtown Square, in front of the Depot. Arrangements for a bus ride to the Square can be made by calling the ATS number. 660-885-3114.
Presenting......the 2001 Olde Glory Days Home Spirit Decorating Contest. Olde Glory Days invites ALL Clinton residents to "Show their Spirit" by decorating their homes to honor and celebrate Independence Day. The Theme for this year's contest is "Honor Olde Glory". Get out your banners, bunting, and flags and turn your home or block into a real July 4th picture. Decorating our homes shows our community pride and honors all of the brave men and women who have fought to keep our country free. First, second and third place winners will be given Chamber Gift Certificates. There will also be an award for the "block" that best shows their "Spirit". Entry forms are available at the Depot and must be returned to the Depot by June 27th in order to be judged . Judging Will take place on Thursday, June 28th between 10 AM and 2 PM. Sign up today and let's show that Clinton truly Honors Olde Glory!
This year, the theme for the Olde Glory Days events is "Honor Olde Glory". The commemorative badges, tee shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and caps promote this theme. These items are available in the Souvenir Shop at the Depot prior to the begining of Olde Glory Days and are available at the information booth on the Courthouse lawn during Olde Glory Days.
“Honor Olde Glory" commemorative badges will go on sale at the Depot on June 15, 2001. Purchasing commemorative badges is a way for citizens of the community to support Olde Glory Days and to also have a chance to win one of the many prizes that will be given away each evening. This year, each badge will have four tickets attached, one for each evening. The badge holder will need to place a ticket in the barrel each evening prior to the 9 PM show in order to be included in the drawings. Prizes to be given away include a 2001 Neon. courtesy of Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC and Olde Glory Days. On Thursday, Friday. Saturday, and Sunday evenings, the first three tickets drawn will go into a special box that will be held until the final drawing on Sunday evening. Prior to the fireworks display on Sunday evening the twelve ticket holders will each draw for a key. The winner will have a key that will start a 2001 Neon. You must be present to win.
Commemorative badges will be sold for $5 each and may be purchased at the Depot or at the Information Booth on the Courthouse lawn during Olde Glory Days. Tickets must be deposited in the barrel each evening and you must be present to win.
Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC and Olde Glory Days will be giving away a 2001 Neon. Each evening at the Main Entertainment three numbers will be drawn from the Commemorative Badge tickets. Commemorative badges will have four tickets numbered to correspond with badge numbers. There will be one ticket for each evening. Prior to the evening's main entertainment at the Main Stage on the West Side of the Courthouse anyone attending will need to drop the tickets in the designated collection box. The first three tickets drawn each evening will go into a special drawing on Sunday evening for the 2001 Neon. The twelve recipients will each be given a key on Sunday evening. July 1, and the winner will have the key that starts the Neon. Entrants must be present to win.
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