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12th Annual Olde Glory Days: 2005
"Hometown Proud!"

Schedule of Events
June 30 - July 3


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All events at the downtown Clinton Square unless otherwise specified.
* * * All Events are FREE * * *
Contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce for further details or call 1-800-222-5251 or 660-885-8166

GENERAL INFORMATION:
[ATS Bus Services] [Home Decorating Contest] [Window Treasure Hunt] [Badges & Grand Prize Drawing] [Souvenir Store]
CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
[Fun Time Carnival] [Little Tykes Play Zone] [Kachunga & The Alligator Show] [Great American Duck Race]
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
[Grand Parade] [Mega Fireworks] [Ike Parker Fine Art Show] [2004 Youth Art Show] [Henry County Museum] [Dorman House] [Community Worship Service] [Knight for Hire - Sir Karl Kindt] [Monster Mural] [Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty" Speech] [Community Band Concert] [Veterans Lunch] [Kids Pedal Pull] [Quilt Show] [Pet Show] [Teen Dance] [Office Olympics] [Show Your Wheels Car Show] [Downtown DeSoto] [Re/Max Balloon Ride] [5K Race/1 Mile Run] [All Schools Reunion] [American Legion Bingo]
ENTERTAINMENT:
[Entertainment Stage] [The Rodwy Boys] [The Nace Brothers] [Denim Diamonds] [KDKD Colgate Country Music Showdown] [Wade Richardson] [Clinton Community Band] [Tonic Sol Fa] [Four Fried Chickens A Coke] [Laser Light Show] [Gospelfest]

Monday, June 27

6:00 p.m.:
Sponsor Dinner at Benson Convention Center
Entertainment by Comedy City
Dinner Sponsor - Boss Cafe and Meadow Lake Country Club
Entertainment Sponsor - Atchison Monuments

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Thursday, June 30

CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
Fun Time Carnival
Little Tykes Play Zone
Kachunga & The Alligator Show
Great American Duck Race
All Day:
Clinton Main Street Window Treasure Hunt
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Henry County Museum (regular admission)
Henry County Museum
11:00 a.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.:
Entertainment Stage - Local Acts
Sponsor - Jim Falk Motors
12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.:
The Monster Mural - Depot Lawn
Sponsor - Aquila
12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m.:
Information Booth and Souvenir Shop Open - South of Courthouse
1:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
2:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" REaders' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.:
Ike Parker Fine Arts Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
2004 Youth Fine Arts Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
3:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
4:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" REaders' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
5:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.:
V.I.P. Hospitality Suite Open, 104. West Jefferson
Sponsor - El Sambre Restaurant
6:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.:
Carnival (Armbands $12.00)
6:30 p.m.:
Kids Pedal Pull, West Side of Square
Sponsor - Golden Valley Tractor, Inc.
7:00 p.m.:
The Rowdy Boys
Entertainment Stage
Sponsor - Kansas City Power & Light
8:30 p.m.:
Prize Drawing - Main Stage
9:00 p.m.:
The Nace Brothers
Main Stage
Sponsor - Cook Tractor

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Friday, July 1

CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
Fun Time Carnival
Little Tykes Play Zone
Kachunga & The Alligator Show
Great American Duck Race
All Day:
Clinton Main Street Window Treasure Hunt
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
"Downtown DeSoto", Jim Raysik's re-creation of a 1953 car dealership, open for public viewing
212 South Washington
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
Information Booth and Souvenir Shop open
9:00 a.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
10:00 a.m.:
Pet Show
Entertainment Stage
Sponsor - Clinton Animal Hospital
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Henry County Museum (FREE admission)
Henry County Museum
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Dorman House Tours
Dorman House, Southwest corner, Water & Franklin Streets
Quilt Show
Rotary Building
The Monster Mural - Depot Lawn
Sponsor - Aquila
Little Tykes Play Zone
Sponsor - Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinics
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
Ike Parker Fine Arts Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
2004 Youth Fine Arts Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
11:00 a.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
11:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.:
V.I.P. Hospitality Suite Open, 104. West Jefferson
Sponsor - Pizza Glen
12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.:
Entertainment Stage - Local Acts
Sponsor - Jim Falk Motors
1:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.:
American Legion Bingo - North of Courthouse
2:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" Readers' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
3:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
4:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" Readers' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
5:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
6:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" Readers' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
Office Olympics
Sponsor - KDKD
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Night (Armbands $12.00)
6:30 p.m.:
Denim and Diamonds - Entertainment Stage
Sponsor - Mike Keith Insurance
7:00:
Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Ascension
3rd & Franklin
Sponsors - Re/Max Truman Lake and S.T.A.R.T.
8:30 p.m.:
Prize Drawing - Main Stage
9:00 p.m.:
KDKD / Colgate Country Showdown
Entertainment Stage
Sponsor - KDKD 95.3 / Classic 1280
Teen Dance
Gregg Smith Ford
Sponsor - Gregg Smith Ford

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Saturday, July 2

CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
Fun Time Carnival
Little Tykes Play Zone
Kachunga & The Alligator Show
Great American Duck Race
All Day:
Clinton Main Street Window Treasure Hunt
Contest closes today at 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.:
5K Run/One Mile Fun Run on the Katy Trail
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Community Center
Bus for 5K runners ready at 7:45 a.m. at Katy Trailhead
10:00 a.m.:
Grand Parade
Sponsor - VFW Post 1894 and the VFW Auxiliary
Parade Grand Marshall: Representatives from local civic and service clubs
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:
"Show Your Wheels" Car Show
South Washington Street, Southwest Corner of the Square
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
Information Booth and Souvenir Shop open
11:00 a.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:
Veterans Lunch
Elks Tent
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Ike Parker Fine Arts Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
2004 Youth Fine Arts Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.:
V.I.P. Hospitality Suite Open, 104. West Jefferson
Sponsor - Applebees
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Quilt Show
Rotary Building
12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.:
Wade Richardson - Entertainment Stage
12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Afternoon (Armbands $12.00)
12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.:
Dorman House Tours
Dorman House, Southwest corner, Water & Franklin Streets
The Monster Mural - Depot Lawn
Sponsor - Aquila
"Downtown DeSoto", Jim Raysik's re-creation of a 1953 car dealership, open for public viewing
212 South Washington
Little Tykes Play Zone
Sponsor - Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinics
1:00 p.m.:
Knight Show - Sir Karl M. Kindt III
Friends Room of the Henry County Library
Sponsors - Edward Jones and the Henry County Library
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
Founding Father Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty" Speech - Gazebo
Followed by Community Band Concert - Gazebo
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.:
American Legion Bingo - North of Courthouse
2:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" Readers' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.:
Local Acts - Entertainment Tent
Sponsor - Jim Falk Motors
2:30 p.m.:
Knight Show - Sir Karl M. Kindt III
Friends Room of the Henry County Library
Sponsors - Edward Jones and the Henry County Library
3:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
4:00 p.m.:
Knight Show - Sir Karl M. Kindt III
Friends Room of the Henry County Library
Sponsors - Edward Jones and the Henry County Library
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
"Penn Pals" Readers' Theater - A Domestic Comedy
Kreisler Building, North Side of Square
5:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
6:00 p.m.:
Kachunga and The Alligator Show
Sponsor - Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Night (Armbands $12.00)
6:30 p.m.:
Tonic Sol Fa - Entertainment Stage
Sponsor - First Community Bank
7:00 p.m.:
The Great American Duck Race
Sponsors - Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water
8:30 p.m.:
Four Fried Chickens and A Coke - Main Stage
Sponsor - Citizens Union State Bank
9:15 p.m.:
Grand Prize Drawing - Main Stage
Tracker 640 LX custom-built Olde Glory Days boat with cover & trailer
Sponsors - Tracker Marine and Cahmpion Brands
10:30 p.m.:
Laser Light Show - Main Stage
Sponsor - Citizens Union State Bank

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Sunday, July 3

7:15 a.m.:
Community Worship Service
Courthouse Lawn
Sponsor - Clinton Ministerial Alliance
Following Worship Service:
Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
Sponsor - Holy Rosary Venture Crew Youth Group
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:
All Schools Reunion
Benson Convention Center
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.:
Gospelfest
Benson Convention Center
Sponsors - Clinton Quick Lube, Meadows Development and New York Life - Galen Dody
9:30 p.m.:
Mega Fireworks
Sponsor - Schreiber Foods
Musical Accompaniment on KDKD 95.3

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Continuous Events

[Fun Time Carnival] [Little Tykes Play Zone] [Kachunga & The Alligator Show] [Great American Duck Race]

Fun Time Carnival

When the Fun Time Carnival sets up on the square during the Fourth of July weekend, children of all ages won't want to miss the action.

Carnival armbands are back by popular demand. Scheduled armband times for Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1, are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. As a bonus, Saturday, July 2, features two armband sessions: Noon to 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Little Tyke's Play Zone

Pint-sized visitors to Olde Glory Days who are 5 and younger can take a break from the sun and enjoy some nifty toys in the Little Tykes Tent, back by popular demand and sponsored by Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinics.

Located on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn, the Little Tykes Tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd.

Children can register to win the many great items in the tent, so stop by!. Although adult supervision is provided both days, a parent must accompany all Little Tykes.

Kachunga and The Alligator Show

For more than a decade, the Kachunga and the Alligator Show has thrilled audiences around the world during tens of thousands of performances. This action-packed, family-oriented performance features the American alligator and makes its second appearance at Olde Glory Days. The skilled handler shows the magnificent reptile's quickness and agility while allowing the animal to show its own unique and sometimes mischievous personality. Take in one of the shows held three times a day at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. north of the Courthouse. And don't forget to thank the show's sponsor, Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC.

Great American Duck Race

Crowds will flock to a brand-new attraction this year that's sure to ruffle feathers among the competitors. The Great American Duck Race - brought to Olde Glory Days by New Mexico native Robert Duck (and yes, that IS his real name) - features several webbed-footed contenders racing down 16 feet of water. The ducks receive several months of training and a wing clipping so they don't fly away in a moment of excitement. Then it's off to the races! We hope to see you at this event on the southwest corner of the Courthouse lawn. Five daily shows will make a splash (check the schedule for times) and are courtesy of the event's sponsors, Clinton Farm & Lawn, Country Mart and Henry County Water Co.


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Special Activities

[Grand Parade] [Mega Fireworks] [Ike Parker Fine Art Show] [2004 Youth Art Show] [Henry County Museum] [Dorman House] [Community Worship Service] [Knight for Hire - Sir Karl Kindt] [Monster Mural] [Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty" Speech] [Community Band Concert] [Veterans Lunch] [Kids Pedal Pull] [Quilt Show] [Pet Show] [Teen Dance] [Office Olympics] [Show Your Wheels Car Show] [Downtown DeSoto] [Re/Max Balloon Ride] [5K Race/1 Mile Run] [All Schools Reunion] [American Legion Bingo]

Grand Parade
Saturday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m.

Olde Glory Days just wouldn't be the same without the annual Grand Parade. This year countless spectators will line the streets of Clinton on July 2 to celebrate the theme, "Hometown Proud.". VFW Post #1894 and the VFW Auxiliary proudly sponsor the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Grand marshals for the parade are representatives from local civic and service clubs.

Preregistration is encouraged. You also may enter the day of the parade at the line-up site. Third and Clinton streets. Judging will take place in several categories. See the registration form available at the Chamber Depot, 200 S. Main, for more details.

12th Annual Mega Fireworks Show

The most impressive Independence Day fireworks display in the Truman Lake area takes place on Sunday, July 3rd, at 9:30 p.m. Brought to you by the partners of Schrieber Foods and presented by Zenith Specialites, the Mega Fireworks Display inspires cheers of delight.

The fireworks can be viewed from the area of the Katy Trail, the Benson Center and the Henry County Fairgrounds. Tune your radio to KDKD 95.3 FM and experience the full effect of a most inspirational fireworks display.

10th Annual Ike Parker Memorial Fine Art Show
2005 Youth Art Show

Whether you're a professional, non-professional or student artist, the 10th Annual Ike Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show offers you the chance to showcase your work. Sponsored by the Clinton Arts Council, the juried show offers cash awards in all divisions.

Entry fees and limits apply, and the entry deadline is June 21. Exhibits are open to the public in the historic DeLozier Building on the northwest corner of the square. Hours for the art show are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

The 2005 Youth Art Show will be held in conjunction with the fine arts show. The youth show is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade and does not have an entry fee. Registration takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Ribbons will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners.

For more information, call 885-5716 or the Chamber Depot at 885-8166.

Henry County Museum

The Henry County Museum serves as an anchor for Clinton's historic square, and Olde Glory Days is no exception. This year, the museum celebrates the community's heritage and our country's freedom with several activities.

The Henry County Museum welcomes visitors from Thursday, June 30, through Saturday, July 2. Regular admission applies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday, museum visitors can stroll across the street to the dog-trot cabin to see old-time craft demonstrations. The demonstrations take place during the same hours the museum is open.

A special exhibit in the museum this year focus on education in Henry County and one-room schoolhouses.

You will enjoy the 10th Annual "Ike" Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Clinton Arts Council and held in the DeLozier Childrens' Corner on the eastside of the building.

The show will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

The Museum Annex, just west of the Anheuser-Busch Building, will have a display of Henry County Education History, focusing on the days of the 1 room schoolhouse.

In the Homestead, just east of the parking lot, the Historical Society will be featuring several Olde Tyme Craft demonstrations such as wood carving, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, basket-making, bead making, quilting, tatting ana painting on various materials and so much more.

Clinton's local craftsmen are proud of their American Heritage, and proudly present their crafts that were popular yesterday and still are today.

The Museum welcomes you to stroll through the exhibits and the history, seeing life as our forefathers lived while enjoying our present day air conditioning.

The Henry County Museum is located at Washington and Franklin, on the Northwest corner of the Historic Square District. It comprises four major sections:

The DeLozier Building, which will be home to the Ike Parker Fine Arts Show and the Youth Fine Art Show during Olde Glory Days.
The Anheuser-Busch Building, which holds the museum's main collections.
The Annex and Village, which will be home to the Old Time Medicine Exhibit.
The Homestead, which includes a restored Dog-Trot log cabin, barn, and other exhibits.

Dorman House

Built in the 1850s, the historic Dorman House, is one of the oldest in Clinton and one of only seven listings on the National Register of Historic Places in Henry County. Visitors can enjoy free tours of the home, located one block west of the square on Franklin Street at Water, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

Owned by Clinton Main Street, Inc., the Dorman House was purchased in 1997 to avoid demolition. Restoration has taken seven years and many documents and photos found in the house were helpful in that process. The house is now available for public tours, and funds from the tours are used for maintenance and upkeep.

Plan to visit the Dorman House during Olde Glory Days this year and sample our community's heritage.

Sunday Community Worship Service

A longstanding tradition, the Sunday morning community worship service continues this year, sponsored by the Clinton Ministerial Alliance. The service begins at 7:15 a.m. on the Courthouse lawn. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy this time of fellowship and reflection.

Following the service, the Holy Rosary Venture Crew Youth Group will serve biscuits and gravy for all those with an appetite. Join us for a unique worship experience.

Knight for Hire - Sir Karl Kindt III

Karl M Kindt III, an honest-to-goodness knight, will transport you to another century as he gives fencing demonstrations and tells humorous stories about knights, castles and the Middle Ages. Sir Karl will ride on the Henry County Library's float in the parade on Saturday, and then he will give three performances that afternoon at 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m in the Friends Room at the library. Sir Karl has been featured on NBC, FOX and other network news programs. (Special thanks goes to Dennis Seiger with Edward Jones for bringing Sir Karl to Clinton.)

Monster Mural

If you're an artist at heart, then stop on the Depot lawn to pick up a paintbrush and leave your mark on Olde Glory Days 2005. The Monster Mural, brought to you by Aquila, is a 20-foot stretch of canvas waiting for splashes of color. The mural includes this year's theme, "Hometown Proud," and will be open to would-be artists from Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. We need your help to complete the mural before 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. And don't worry - the color-coded instructions make anyone look like Picasso. Be sure to lend us a hand!

"Give Me Liberty or ..."

Founding Father Patrick Henry, for whom Henry County is named, will make a one-time appearance at Olde Glory Days 2005 to give his impassioned "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. Join him in celebrating our freedom at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the Gazebo.

Readers Theater - "Penn Pals"

Heartland Community Theatre's very own Joicie Appell wrote the script for this year's Readers Theatre production. "Penn Pals", a domestic comedy, features five women and two men.

Performances will be held daily at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Kreisler Building on the north side of the square, with a special performance at 6 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, so step out of the heat and enjoy a great play.

Veterans Lunch

During Olde Glory Days, we salute our veterans and their spouses with a complimentary lunch immediately following the Grand Parade on Saturday, July 2. Hosted by the Clinton Elks Lodge, the lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks' tent on the lawn just north of the Courthouse.

Free tickets are available for veterans and their spouses from the Chamber Depot before June 30 and from the Information Booth on the Courthouse lawn once Olde Glory Days begins.

Kids Pedal Pull

Golden Valley Tractor proudly sponsors this year's Pedal Pull at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, on the west side of the square. The mini tractor pull features kid-powered tractors that are energized by cheering family and friends. Registration begins just before the 6:30 p.m. start time, and the roar of the crowd continues until the last puller gives it his (or her!) all. Join us to cheer for your favorite puller!

Pet Show

Don't miss out on a howling good time at the Pet Show, sponsored this year by Clinton Animal Hospital. The pet show begins at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, on the Entertainment Stage south of the Courthouse. Categories include Most Patriotic Dog, Most Patriotic Cat, Look Alike Dog, Look Alike Cat, Best Dog Trick and Friendliest Cat. Pre-registration is encouraged. Forms are available at the Chamber Depot, or pet owners can register their four-legged friends the day of the show. Dr. Terry and Debbie Mitchel and staff plan to present ribbons to all participants.

Golden Valley Quilt Show

Handiwork from the area is on display during the Quilt Show, hosted by the Greater Golden Valley Quilt Guild. The show features quilt and projects made and owned by members, including bed-sized quilts, wall hangings and table runners.

Admission is free to the show, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Rotary Building on the northwest corner of the square.

Teen Dance

The excitement rises once the sun goes down during the Teen Dance, hosted again this year by Gregg Smith Ford-Lincoln-Mercury. The video VJ and video screens project all the action during the dance, which begins at 9 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the Ford dealership. The dance is open to all teens, includes refreshments and is organized by S.T.A.R.T., Students Together Achieving Responsible Tasks.

Office Olympics

The thrill of competition outweighs the agony of defeat during the 10th Annual Office Olympics, sponsored by KDKD 95.3/Classlc 1280 and hosted by on-air personality David Lee. Entries are limited, so get your registration form today from the Chamber Depot or the radio station.

The action takes place west of the Courthouse at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Teams compete in events that are announced that evening, and one team takes home a traveling trophy.

Show Your Wheels Car Show

Fourteen classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles fill South Washington Street on Saturday, July 2, during the Show Your Wheels Car Show. The event takes place off the southwest comer of the historic Clinton square. Registration runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the awards presentation at 3 p.m.

The car show includes free entry, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Take a good, long look, and then peek in at Downtown DeSoto (just across the street) when you're through.

Downtown DeSoto

Take a step back in time when cars had character and a handshake would seal the deal at Downtown DeSoto on South Washington Street. The unique dealership with its fabulous cars - owned by Jim Raysik of Jim Rayslk Chrysler GMC - will be open just two days this summer, and those are the Friday and Saturday of Olde Glory Days. Swing by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, or after the parade until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. (Be sure to take a peek at the car show across the street on Saturday.) This is a don't-miss attraction!

Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Ascension

The appearance of the Re/Max hot air balloon at Olde Glory Days could leave a lucky winner or winners $1,000 richer, thanks to the support of Re/Max of Truman Lake. Members of the youth group S.T.A.R.T. Interact are selling numbered golf balls for $5 each.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1, the Re/Max balloonist will load the golf balls into the balloon's basket and float above a golf hole on the parking lot of Citizens Union State Bank, Third and Franklin. At the signal, the balls will drop. Anyone who purchased a golf ball that makes a "hole in one" will share in a $1,000 prize, and all proceeds beyond the $1,000 will support S.T.A.R.T. Interact.

In addition, Re/Max plans to offer tethered balloon rides for a nominal fee following the golf drop. The money raised goes to charity. Tickets are available from S.T.A.R.T. members and at the Chamber Depot.

5K Race/One Mile Family Fun Run

Join other runners and walkers for Olde Glory ^ Day's Annual 5K/One Mile Family Fun Run on the Katy Trail. Starting time is 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. at the Clinton Community Center.

Please note that 5K runners must be at the Katy Trailhead by 7:45 a.m. to ride the bus that transports runners to the starting line. If you're ready to race, then you can pick up a registration form at the Chamber Depot. Registration fees apply.

The 5K race includes several age divisions and cash prizes, trophies and medals. Everyone who finishes the One Mile Fun Run will receive a ribbon.

All Schools Reunion

Quickly becoming a beloved Olde Glory Days tradition, the annual All-School Reunion takes place Sunday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Benson Convention Center.

The event includes lunch and a program. Nominal fees apply to help defray expenses. ^Call the Chamber Depot, 660-885-8166 for more details.

American Legion Bingo

Local American Legion Post #14 will host two afternoons of Bingo this year. Step under the tent canopy northeast of the Courthouse between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2, to try your luck.


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Entertainment

[Entertainment Stage] [The Rodwy Boys] [The Nace Brothers] [Denim Diamonds] [KDKD Colgate Country Music Showdown] [Wade Richardson] [Clinton Community Band] [Tonic Sol Fa] [Four Fried Chickens A Coke] [Laser Light Show] [Gospelfest]

Entertainment Stage

The spotlight hits plenty of local acts on this year's Entertainment Stage, sponsored by Jim Falk Motors. The Entertainment Stage offers the community an opportunity to enjoy the talent of their friends and neighbors while enjoying the breeze under the comfort of the tent and shade trees on the lawn just south of the Courthouse.

Performance times are from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Check the schedules posted at the stage for the very latest information on times and performances by local artists. Plus, mark your calendar for these major events:

The Rowdy Boys, sponsored by Kansas City Power & Light, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 30
Denim and Diamonds, sponosred by Mike Keith Insurance, 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 1st
Tonic Sol Fa, sponsored by First Community Bank, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2nd.

Preliminary Schedule for the Free Entertainment Stage

Thursday, June 30:
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Local Acts
11:30 a.m.: By Gracve Performance Studio
12:30p.m.: First Baptist Church Praise Band
1:00 p.m.: David Maggi and David Cummings
2:00 p.m.: Golden Valley Bluegrass Gospel Band
7:00 p.m.: The Rowdy Boys
Friday, July 1st:
10:00 a.m.: Pet Show
12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.: Local Acts
12:00 Noon: Red Tag Band
1:00 p.m.:Vicki Richman
2:00 p.m.: Idfes of April
2:30 p.m.: Hervina Long
6:30 p.m.: Denim and Diamonds
Saturday, July 2nd:
10:00 a.m.: Grand Parade
12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Wade Richardson
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Local Acts
2:00 p.m.: Patriot Outreach
3:00 p.m.: Jillian Fitzgeralrds and Friends
4:00 p.m.: Clinton Dance Academy
4:30 p.m.: Linda Plumley
6:30 p.m.: Tonic Sol-Fa

Please be sure to thank the many sponsors who make Olde Glory Days possible, without their continued support the community would not have the opportunity to enjoy the many forms of entertainment that are available and provided free to the community.

The Rowdy Boys
Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 p.m., Entertainment Stage

The Rowdy Boys - better known as Gary Phelps and Jon Koch - well-known faces from the Truman Lake area, will croon their way through a performance for Olde Glory Days spectators on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by Kansas City Power & Light

The Nace Brothers
Thursday, June 30th at 8:30 p.m., Main Stage

The Olde Glory Days concert schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 30, with an appearance by the Nace Brothers Band at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Cook Tractor is sponsoring the band, which is based in Warrensburg, Missouri.

The Nace Brothers Band first played together on December 31, 1981. Twenty-four years later, the band is still going strong with three original members - David Nace, Jimmy Nace and Tim Williams - and the newest member, T.J. Erhardt. The band now tours 220 dates and more than 50,000 miles a year.

Brothers Dave and Jim have followed in the footsteps of their father, Johnny Nace, who took Kansas City by storm in 1968 when he charted two regional hits, "Blue Notes" and "Midnight Train," which sold more than 40,000 copies each. But Dave and Jim's musical roots go even deeper. Their grandfather, Percy, was a bluegrass fiddler and guitar player. And their great grandfather, Valandingham Nace, was a classically trained violinist.

In 1993, The Nace Brothers Band landed the song "Club 15" on MCA Records. The CD "Margaritavllle Cafe Late Night Menu" featured Jimmy Buffett and other artists and earned them the opening spot on a series of Jimmy Buffett shows. In addition, the group has appeared with Bo Diddley, The Rainmakers, Merle Haggard, Brian Setzer and many other well-known artists.

Mike Keith Insurance is the sponsor for this show.

Denim and Diamonds and the Lil Chicks
Friday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m., Entertainment Stage

The localgroup Denim and Diamonds and the Lil Chicks will take the stage at 6:30 p.m on Friday, July 1st. The previous house band for nearby Truman Lake Opry, this family group packs plenty of country music and entertainment value into its show. Mike Keith Insurance is the sponsor for this show.

KDKD Colgate Country Music Showdown
Friday, July 1st at 7:00 p.m., Main Stage

America's largest country I music talent search heads to Clinton when the Colgate Country Showdown hits the Main Stage on Friday, July 1. Sponsored by KDKD 95.3/ Classic 1280, the show is the culmination of a summer-long series of nine preliminary contests held by the radio station. When the show begins at 9 p.m. Friday, nine finalists will compete and one will advance to the state finals in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The 24th Annual Colgate Country Showdown is designed to find the most promising country music talent in America and to help launch their professional music careers. The showdown begins each spring with more than 400 local talent contests sponsored by country music radio stations throughout the United States.

At state competitions, winners compete for a $1,000 prize, the state title and the opportunity to advance to one of five regional finals - the last step before the prestigious national final. Television audiences from coast to coast cheer on the regional winners as they compete for the grand prize of $100,000 and the national title. A uniform judging system is used at all levels of competition to ensure fairness.

Don't miss the excitement on July 1 as we send a hopeful contestant on to the state finals!

[Colgate Country Music Showdown's Web Pages]

Wade Richardson
Saturday, July 2nd at 12:00 Noon, Entertainment Stage

A musician most of his life. Wade Richardson has seen his career expand both in the United States and internationally. The title track from his "I Am" album has received much notice. The Missouri native was nominated in 2000 for the European Country Music Association's Horizon Award, and he was a semi-finalist in 2003 in the Midwest Division of the Independent Music World Series.

Richardson is dedicated to helping others, especially children. He has supported many causes, including The Children's Miracle Network, Toys for Tots, the American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Hospital, among others.

You can catch Richardson's soulful, country sound from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Entertainment Stage. The stage is sponsored by Jim Falk Motors.

Community Band Concert
Saturday, July 2nd, Just after 1:00 p.m., The Gazebo

Following the Patrick Henry presentation, the Clinton Community Band will give one of only three concerts on its schedule this summer. Don't miss this special treat just after 1 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at the Gazebo. Your ears and your tapping toes will thank you!

Tonic Sol-Fa
Saturday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m., Entertainment Stage

Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine. Tonic Sol-fa has spent the past seven years on the road carving a niche as the Midwest's top vocal group. Their unique a cappella sound will delight folks at Olde Glory Days when the group performs at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, on the Entertainment Stage. The performance is sponsored by First Community Bank.

Tonic Sol-fa has been named one of the top five "must see" groups in America by Campus Activities Today Magazine. The quartet has won numerous original song and album awards and was nominated multiple times for the prestigious "Entertainer of the Year" award by the National Association of Campus Activities. Outings with such acts as "Weird" Al Yankovic, Shawn Colvin, Herman's Hermits, Lonestar and others have helped boost album sales and earned the group thousands of Intensely loyal fans.

The New York Times described Tonic Sol-fa's sound as "a vocal kaleidoscope ... unique to the human voice." Part spontaneous interaction and part inventive production, a Tonic Sol-fa performance usually includes impromptu performances from audience members and always showcases an all-vocal sound.

Four Fried Chickens and A Coke
9:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2nd at 9:00 p.m., Main Stage

If you have seen the first "Blues Brothers" movie, you may recall a scene from which this band derived its name. Four Fried Chickens and A Coke is an 11-piece band, complete with three vocalists and six horns. The band's 9 p.m. concert on Saturday, July 2, is made possible by Citizens Union State Bank. Plus, don't forget to stick around after the concert to enjoy the historic square's first-ever laser light show at 10:30 p.m., also brought to you by Citizens Union State Bank.

Four Fried Chickens and A Coke plays cuts from the Blues Brother and the Commitments soundtracks, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, Royal Crown Review, Chicago, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn, their own original songs, and many more.

Nearly all the band members have played together since the group first formed in April 1997. Four Fried Chickens and A Coke has been performing regularly ever since at events and clubs in the Kansas City area.

Laser Light Show Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30 p.m., Main Stage

Enjoy the historic square's first-ever laser light show at 10:30 p.m., brought to you by Citizens Union State Bank, following the Four Fried Chicksn and A Coke concert, at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2nd.

Gospelfest with Tony Bullock
Sunday, July 3th at 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Benson Convention Center

For the second year, a Southern gospel concert will wrap up the entertainment schedule for Olde Glory Days on Sunday evening at the Benson Convention Center. The concert, which runs from 5 p.m to 9 p m features some of Southern gospel's greatest artists and is sponsored by Clinton Quick Lube, Meadows Development and New York Life -Galen Dody.

Mark your calendar for this show, which is sure to provide an evening of wonderful music and great fellowship. Plus, stick around once the concert is through - the mega fireworks show is set to start at 9:30 p m and can be viewed from the area of the Benson Center, Hemy County Fairgrounds and Katy Trail. Be sure to join us for a soul-filling evenmg!

The performers include:
TONY BULLOCK, a local artist who has carved out a name in the world of Southern gospel music and has a growing fan base. He has shared the stage with artists like Stephen Hill, Greg Crowe, New Horizons and Mark Bishop
LEE DOMAN, a singer-songwriter-storyteller, who also is an ordained minister, has had his music recorded by a variety of artists. Including Kathy Mattea, the Gold City Quartet, the Bishops and Riders in the Sky. His presentation reflects varied roots, from his home state of Kansas to Nashville to the sounds of Celtic, country folk and gospel music.
THE CALVARYMEN, a part-time, semi-professional group, has performed at auditoriums, churches, state fairs and other events. The group travels throughout the Midwest sharing smooth harmonies with a variety of audiences. Members include Galen and Teresa Dixon, Doren Keeler, Larry Randolph, Scott Keith and Gary Coy. When not traveling, the group's band plays an Important role in the music worship service at their home church In Hartville, Missouri.
WOODY WRIGHT, a featured artist on the Galther Homecoming concerts and video series, is a producer, singer and songwriter. He is one-third of the popular vocal group Ponder, Sykes & Wright. He has shared the performance stage with country stars Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Brooks & Dunn, among others, and was the creative force behind five No. 1 radio singles for the Crabb Family. He also has produced projects for gospel artists Paid in Full, Misty Freeman, Mark Lowry and others. A Woody Wright concert includes many of his compositions, humorous moments and plenty of inspiration.


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General Information

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Area Transportation Services during Olde Glory Days

The City of Clinton Area Transportation Service once again will offer free rides from your location to 2005 Olde Glory Days event on the square with return trips from the square to your home. The pick-up and drop-off location is at the Depot on the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets. A.T.S. is available not only for the physically challenged but also to anyone who needs transportation. If you require wheelchair assistance, please let the dispatcher know when you reserve your ride. Call 885-3114 to make reservations or wait at the Depot bus stop.

Please note that A.T.S. will run its regular route on June 30 and July 1 for those who wish to go to other locations on the square. The standard fee of $1 per ride applies for those rides.

A.T.S. OLDE GLORY DAYS SCHEDULE:

Thursday, June 30, 2004:
10:00 a.m. Free bus shuttle beginning at Chamber Depot
10:00 p.m. Last bus shuttle from Depot
Friday, July 1, 2004:
10:00 a.m. Free bus shuttle beginning at Chamber
10:00 p.m. Last bus shuttle from Depot
Saturday, July 2, 2004:
8:30 a.m. Free bus shuttle beginning at Chamber
10:00 p.m. Last bus shuttle from Depot
Sunday, July 3, 2003:
6:30a.m. Free bus shuttle for worship service and breakfast
9:00 a.m. Last bus shuttle from Depot

Olde Glory Days Home Decorating Contest

Clinton residents, show your spirit by decorating to celebrate Independence Day. The theme this year is the theme for Olde Glory Days: "Hometown Proud." Help us create a picture-perfect Fourth of July and honor the men and women who have fought to keep our country free. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce gift certificates. The █block" that best shows its spirit also will receive an award. Entry forms are available at the Chamber Depot and must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Winners will be announced the evening of Thursday, June 30.

Olde Glory Days Window Treasure Hunt
Spnsored by Main Street, Inc.

Persistence pays off when you participate in Clinton Main Street's Window Treasure Hunt. The contest begins June 20 and runs through 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Participating businesses on the square display numbered Treasure Hunt items in their windows. Entry blanks with corresponding numbers are available at participating businesses, the Chamber Depot and the Information Booth during Olde Glory Days. If you complete the form correctly and return it by the deadline, you qualify for the drawing held Saturday evening (you need not be present to win).

Winners receive Clinton Main Street gift certificates redeemable at any business in Clinton's Historic Square District. First place is $150 in gift certificates, second place is $100 in gift certificates, and third place is $50 in gift certificates. Happy hunting!

Grand Prize Giveaway
You can't win if you don't play!

Remember to add to your collection with a 2005 Olde Glory Days commemorative badge. When you buy a badge you not only help support Olde Glory Days events but also receive a chance to win great prizes given away each evening.

This year's grand prize, sponsored by Tracker Marine and Champion Brands, is a Tracker 640 LX custom-built boat, complete with trailer, boat cover and Champion brand products to get you out on the water. Wow! For just $5, you get a chance each evening to have your number drawn, and that number could qualify you to win the boat on Saturday night. You also could win a number of other prizes, including overnight accommodations, tickets to sporting events, concerts and fairs, gift certificates and much more.

The giveaway is in keeping with this year's theme of "Hometown Proud." The custom-built boat was crafted by employees at the local Tracker Marine plant and features the Olde Glory Days logo and a patriotic color scheme.

Each badge includes three tickets, one for each evening: Thursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2. The number on each ticket matches your badge number. You must bring your badge and the appropriate ticket to be included in each evening's drawing. You then place your ticket in the barrel before each evening's show on the Main Stage and sit back and wait. The drawings begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Each night, the first three tickets drawn each night will go into a special box for the grand prize drawing Saturday evening. In addition, three tickets will be drawn at the Olde Glory Days Sponsor Dinner held earlier in the week. During a break in the Four Fried Chickens and A Coke show on Saturday evening, those 12 ticket holders will draw for a key, and one lucky person will draw the key that starts the boat.

Badges are available at the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Depot and the Citizens Union State Bank facility at 102 N. Second or during Olde Glory Days at the Information Booth on the Courthouse lawn.

Please note you must bring your badge and ticket each evening and you must be present to win. Now go out and buy that badge (or two or three) today!

Olde Glory Days Store

Commemorative badges, tee shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and caps imprinted with this year's logo and theme will be available for sale at the Olde Glory Days Store in the Depot. The store sells flags, red, white and blue bunting for decorating and display and many more items to promote your 4th of July theme. The store will be open at the Depot beginning June 21st and on the courthouse lawn during Olde Glory Days.


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Contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce for further details or call 1-800-222-5251 or 660-885-8166


Come back again for:
13th Annual Olde Glory Days, June 29 - July 2, 2006

For a look at other Olde Glory Days, check out the pages from:
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013


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