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16th Annual Olde Glory Days: 2009
"Invest in Clinton"

All events at the downtown Clinton Square unless otherwise specified.
* * * All Events are FREE * * *

Contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce for further details at information@clintonmochamber.com
or call 1-800-222-5251 or 660-885-8166
Times and Events are Subject to Change.

Schedule of Events
July 1 - 5


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GENERAL INFORMATION:
[ATS Bus Services] [Home Decorating Contest] [Window Treasure Hunt] [Badges & Deal Or No Deal Prize Drawings] [Souvenir Store]
CONTINUOUS EVENTS:

[Fun Time Carnival] [The Diving Fool] [JK Animal Adventures] [Toddlers Tent] [GVMH Health & Wellness Tent] [Window Treasure Hunt] [Olde Glory Days Store] [Craft & Food Booths]


SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
[Grand Parade] [Mega Fireworks] [Ike Parker Fine Art Show] [2009 Youth Art Show] [Henry County Museum] [Dorman House] [Community Worship Service] [Biscuit &Gravy Breakfast] [Investigate the Artesian Pool] [Olde Glory Days Wii Bowling Tournament] [Wiener Dog Races] [Veterans Lunch] [Pedal Pull] [Quilt Show] [Pet Show] [Office Olympics] [Show Your Wheels Car Show] [Downtown DeSoto] [Re/Max Balloon Ascension] [Golf Ball Drop] [5K Race/1 Mile Run] [Pancake Breakfast] [All Schools Reunion]
ENTERTAINMENT:
[Entertainment Stage] [Southside Stage] [Main Stage] [KDKD Colgate Country Showdown] [Heartland Community Theater] [Atlantic Express] [Live Wire] [Remember When] [The Channel Catz] [RYZE] [Gospelfest]

Wednesday, July 1

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.:
Investigate Artesian Pool
Artesian Park Swiming Pool
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.:
Sponsor Dinner at Benson Convention Center
Entertainment: Blonde Fate
Dinner Sponsor: Golden Carral
Entertainment Sponsor: Atchison Monuments

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Thursday, July 2

CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
Fun Time Carnival
The Diving Fool
JK Animal Adventures
GVMH Health & Wellness Tent
Window Treasure Hunt
Toddlers Tent
Olde Glory Days Store
Craft & Food Booths
All Day:
Clinton Main Street Window Treasure Hunt
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Henry County Museum Open (regular admission)
Henry County Museum
11:00 a.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.:
Toddler Tent
Northeast Side of Courthouse
Sponsor: Champion Brands and Murray Company
Wii Bowling Tournament
De Lozier Building, Northwest Corner of Square
Sponsor: KCP&L
12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m.:
Information Booth & Souvenir Shop Open
South Side of Courthouse
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.:
Entertainment Stage - South Side Stage
Sponsor: Cover Law Office and Henry County Water
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.:
Ike Parker Fine Arts Show & Youth Art Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
1:00 p.m.:
The Reader's Theater presents "War Correspondence"
Heartland Community Theater, North Washington Street
2:00 p.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
3:30 p.m.:
The Reader's Theater presents "War Correspondence"
Heartland Community Theater, North Washington Street
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.:
GVMH Health & Wellness Tent
Sponsor: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.:
VIP Hospitality Suite Open
Sponsor: El Sambre
4:00 p.m.:
Office Olympics
West Side of Courthouse
Sponsor: KDKD
5:00 p.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Night
7:00 p.m.:
Remember When
South Side Stage
Sponsor: B&L Electric
8:30 p.m.:
Drawing of Names for the Re/Max Balloon Launch
Main Stage
Sponsor: Re/Max Truman Lake
Jackpot Party
Main Stage
Sponsor: Hawthorn Bank
9:00 p.m.:
KDKD / Colgate Country Showdown
Main Stage
Sponsor: KDKD 95.3 / Classic 1280

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Friday, July 3

CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
Fun Time Carnival
The Diving Fool
JK Animal Adventures
GVMH Health & Wellness Tent
Window Treasure Hunt
Toddlers Tent
Olde Glory Days Store
Craft & Food Booths
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Downtown DeSoto
South Washington Street
Sponsored by Jim Raysik Inc
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
Information Booth and Souvenir Shop Open
South side of Courthouse
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Entertainment Stage - South Side Stage
Sponsor: Dairy Queen and Golden Valley Vendors
Henry County Museum (FREE admission)
Henry County Museum
Dorman House Tours
Dorman House, Southwest corner, Water & Franklin Streets
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Ike Parker Fine Arts Show & Youth Art Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
Quilt Show
Rotary Building
Toddler Tent
Northeast Side of Courthouse
Sponsor: First Community Bank and Wal-Mart
10:00 a.m.:
Pet Show
South Side Stage
Sponsor: Golden Valley Animal Clinic
11:00 a.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.:
VIP Hospitailty Suite Open
Sponsor:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Pizza Glen
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Country Mart
12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m.:
GVMH Health & Wellness Tent
Sponsor: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
1:00 p.m.:
The Reader's Theater presents "War Correspondence"
Heartland Community Theater, North Washington Street
2:00 p.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
3:30 p.m.:
The Reader's Theater presents "War Correspondence"
Heartland Community Theater, North Washington Street
5:00 p.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Night
6:30 p.m.:
Pedal Pull
West Side of Courthouse
Sponsor: Golden Valley Tractor
7:00 p.m.:
The Channel Catz
South Side Stage
Sponsor: Gregg Smith Ford
7:30 - 8:00 p.m.:
Re/Max Golf Ball Drop
Hawthorn Bank Parking Lot
Sponsor: Re/Mex Truman Lake
7:45 p.m.:
Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Ascension
Hawthorn Bank Parking Lot
Sponsor: Re/Mex Truman Lake
8:30 p.m.::
Jackpot Party
Main Stage
Sponsor: Hawthorn Bank
9:00 p.m.:
Atlantic Express
Main Stage
Sponsor: Jim Raysik, Inc.

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Saturday, July 4

CONTINUOUS EVENTS:
Fun Time Carnival
The Diving Fool
JK Animal Adventures
GVMH Health & Wellness Tent
Window Treasure Hunt
Toddlers Tent
Olde Glory Days Store
Craft & Food Booths
7:00 - 9:30 a.m.:
Pancake Breakfast
Clinton Fire Department, South Washington Street
Sponsor: Clinton Fire Department
8:00 a.m.:
5K Run/One Mile Fun Run on the Katy Trail
Registration starts at 6:45 a.m. at the Katy Trailhead
Runners at Katy Trailhead at 7:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.:
Grand Parade
Sponsors: VFW Auxiliary
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:
"Show Your Wheels" Car Show
South Washington Street
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Ike Parker Fine Arts Show & Youth Art Show
DeLozier Building, Childrens' Corner, Henry County Museum
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
Information Booth and Souvenir Shop Open
South side of Courthouse
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:
Veterans Lunch
Elks Tent, North Side of Courthouse
Sponsor: Clinton Elks Lodge
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Downtown DeSoto
South Washington Street
Sponsored by Jim Raysik Inc
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.::
VIP Hospitality Suite Open
Sponsors:
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Applebees
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Clinton Chamber of Commerce
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Brown's BBQ
11:30 a.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:
Henry County Museum (FREE admission)
Henry County Museum
Dorman House Tours
Dorman House, Southwest corner, Water & Franklin Streets
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Quilt Show
Rotary Building
12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Afternoon
Entertainment Stage - South Side Stage
Sponsor: Mike Keith Insurance and Kreisler Drug
Toddler Tent
Northeast Side of Courthouse
Sponsor: Harrison Chiropractic and Golden Valley Serenity Spa
2:00 p.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
Wiener Dog Races
Henry County Museum, Dogtrot Cabin, Franklin & Water Streets
Sponsor: American Family Insurance
The Reader's Theater presents "War Correspondence"
Heartland Community Theater, North Washington Street
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.:
GVMH Health & Wellness Tent
Sponsor: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
2:30 p.m.:
Little League Majors All-Star Game
Optimist Park
3:30 p.m.:
The Reader's Theater presents "War Correspondence"
Heartland Community Theater, North Washington Street
5:00 p.m.:
The Diving Fool
West Side of Square
Sponsors: Vansant Mills Funeral Home
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Carnival Armband Night
7:00 p.m.:
RYZE
South Side Stage
Sponsor: KCP&L
8:30 p.m.::
Jackpot Party
Main Stage
Sponsor: Hawthorn Bank
8:55 p.m.:
HCEDC Drawing
Main Stage
9:00 p.m.:
Live Wire
Main Stage
Sponsor: Cook Tractor

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Sunday, July 5

7:15 a.m.:
Community Worship Service
Courthouse Lawn
Following Worship Service:
Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast
Sponsor: Holy Rosary Venture Crew Youth Group
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.:
All School Reunion
Benson Convention Center
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.:
Gospelfest
Benson Convention Center
Sponsors: Clinton Quick Lube, The Meadows and Dody Legacy Group - Galen Dody
Ice Cream Social by Clinton Christian Church
Benson Convention Center
ca. 9:30 p.m.:
"Fire In The Sky" Fireworks Extravaganza
Sponsor: Schreiber Foods
Musical Accompaniment on KDKD 95.3

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Continuous Events

[Fun Time Carnival] [The Diving Fool] [JK Animal Adventures] [Toddlers Tent] [GVMH Health & Wellness Tent] [Window Treasure Hunt] [Olde Glory Days Store] [Craft & Food Booths]

Fun Time Carnival

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 arm-band times will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and additional armband time on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m. Armbands will be $15 before July 1 and $18 during Olde Glory Days. Armbands are available at the Olde Glory Days store and the Chamber of Commerce.

The Diving Fool

Don't miss Don Otto's one-of-a-kind, highflying, comedy diving show! Show times are 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Saturday performances are at 11:30 a.m.. 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

JK Animal Adventures

In today's world of video games and reality TV, we offer an exiting and handson outdoor adventure and imagination!

We are JK Animal Adventures. We offer trained camels and experienced handlers to provide camel rides to the public. We are a family run operation with an emphasis on safety and public service. We stress a clean, safe, family-friendly environment.

We have over 25+ years of ex[erience working with zoos all over the Mid=West. We are currently featured in trhe Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines and the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI. We also provide services to fairs and festivals of all sizes and types throughout the Midwest. We have done several stage production and promotions of all kinds.

Toddler Tent

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 Toddler Tent, back by popular demand and sponsored by Champion Brands, Murray Company, First Community Bank, Wal-Mart, Harrison Chiropractic and Golden Valley Serenity Spa. Located on the south side of the Courthouse, the tent will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 3rd, and from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday. July 4th. Children can register to win the many great items in the tent, so stop by! Although adult supervision is provided both days, parents must accompany all toddlers.

GVMH Health & Wellness Tent

Again this year Golden Valley Healthcare sponsor a Health and Wellness tent in conjunction with Olde Glory Days. Free blood pressure and blood sugar (diabetes) screenings will be available, and free balance testing. Cholesterol screenings are available for $20

Thursday, July 3:
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings, Balance Testing and Cholesterol Testing ($20)
Friday, July 4:
12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m.: Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings and Cholesterol Testing ($20)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings and Cholesterol Testing ($20)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings, Balance Testing and Cholesterol Testing ($20)
Saturday, July 5:
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings and Cholesterol Testing ($20)

Downtown Window Treasure Hunt
Sponsored by Main Street, Inc.

Persistence pays off when you participate in Clinton Main Street's Window Treasure Hunt. The contest begins June 22nd and runs through Saturday, July 4th, at 5:00 p.m. 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 the Clinton Historic Square District. All winners receive Main Street gift certificates, first place is $150, second place is $100 and third place is $50. Happy hunting! Winners will be announced prior to the 7:00 p.m. show on the south side stage Saturday evening. x

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 Rotary Building. 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 Rotary Building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and on the courthouse lawn during Olde Glory Days. The store will be closed on Wednesday, July 1.

Craft and Food Booths

There will be craft and food booths open on the Courthouse Lawn throughout Olde Glory Days.


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Special Activities

[Grand Parade] [Mega Fireworks] [Ike Parker Fine Art Show] [2008 Youth Art Show] [Henry County Museum] [Dorman House] [Community Worship Service] [Biscuit &Gravy Breakfast] [Investigate the Artesian Pool] [Old Fashioned Games] [Wiener Dog Races] [Chicken Dinner] [Veterans Lunch] [Pedal Pull] [Quilt Show] [Pet Show] [Office Olympics] [Show Your Wheels Car Show] [Downtown DeSoto] [Re/Max Balloon Ascension] [Golf Ball Drop] [5K Race/1 Mile Run] [Pancake Breakfast] [All Schools Reunion]

Grand Parade
Saturday, July 4th, 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 street of Clinton on July 4th, to celebrate the theme, "Invest in Clinton." VFW Auxiliary proudly sponsor the parade, which begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Pre-registration is encouraged. You also may enter the day of the parade at the line-up site, Second and Clinton streets. Judging will take place in several categories. Registration forms are available at the Chamber Depot, 200 S. Main, or get the Registration Form from the Chamber of Commerce website.

Because of the construction on Second Street between Ohio and Green, the parade will be following a different route this year, beginning at Second and Clinton streets, turning right on Second Street to Ohio, west on Ohio to Main, north on Main and around the Square before existing on South Center Street (and heading west on Grand River to South Washington Street). The reviewing stand will be at Main & Jefferson Streets (by the southeast corner of the Square).

16th Annual "Fire In The Sky" Mega Fireworks Show

The most impressive Independence Day fireworks display in the Truman Lake area takes place on Sunday, July 5th, at 9:00 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.

14th Annual Ike Parker Memorial Fine Art Show
2009 Youth Art Show

Whether you're a professional, non-professional or student artist, the 14th 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 23, 2009. Exhibits are open to the public in the historic DeLozier Building on the northwest corner of the square. Hours for the art show are Thursday, July 2, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The 2009 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 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, July 1. Ribbons will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. Entry forms are available online at www.clintonmochamber.com on the Olde Glory Days page.

For more information call 885-2726 or check out the Ike Parker Information and Registration Form page at the Chamber of Commerce website. x

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, July 2nd through Saturday, July 4th. Regular admission applies from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday; admission is free on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A special collection of from the past entitled "Sitting in Style" will be on display.

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.

You will enjoy the 14th 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 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday

The Henry County Museum is located at Washington and Franklin, on the Northwest corner of the Historic Square District. It comprises five 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 "Sitting in Style" exhibit.
The Homestead, which includes a restored Dog-Trot log cabin, barn, and other exhibits.
The Dorman House, one of the oldest homes in Henry County.

Dorman House

Built in the 1850's, the historic Dorman House is one of the oldest in Clinton and one of only seven listings on the National Register of Historical Places in Henry County. Visitors can enjoy free tours of the home, located one block west of the square on Franklin Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, and from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th.

The Dorman House was purchased in 1997 by Clinton Main Street,to avoid demolition. Restoration took eight years, and many documents and photos found in the house were helpful in that process. The house was recently acquired by the Henry County Historical Society and is available for public tours. 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 thanks to the Clinton Ministerial Alliance. The service begins at 7:15 a.m. on the Courthouse lawn. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy this time of fellowship and reflection.

Following the service, the Holy Rosary Venture Crew 2235 (Holy Rosary Youth Group) will serve all you can eat biscuits and gravy. Join us for a unique worship experience.

Investigate the Artesian Pool

Join us Wednesday, July 1. 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor Artesian Pool for an old fashioned family swim.

Admission is only $1.00 for each swimmer! Children under ten years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Olde Glory Days Wii Bowling Tournament

Do you love playing Wii Bowling and feel you should be named "King Pin?" Have you never played Wii Bowling but would like to learn how? Then here's your chance to be the Grand Champion of the Olde Glory Days Wii Tournament. This "virtual bowling" event will be held on Thursday, July 2nd from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Delozier Building on the Square in Clinton. The Grand Champion will win a new Wii gaming system.

The Wii Bowling Tournament is open to anyone 15 years of age and under. Registration will start at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, July 2nd at the Delozier Building. Come show us your moves and why you deserve to be the Grand Champion!

The Wii Bowling Tournament is sponsored by KCP&L.

Parents are invited to stop by during the Wii bowling tournament to receive a free energy-saving CFL bulb (one per household, while supplies iast) and learn about the many energy-saving tools and programs that KCP&L offers.

Wiener Dog Races

THE THUNDER OF THE PAWS...
THE THRILL OF VICTORY...
THE WHINE OF DE-FEET...

Olde Giory Days and American Family Insurance are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Wiener Dog Races will be held Saturday, July 4th, at 2:00 p.m. Fast becoming a crowd favorite, the race will be held at the Dog-trot Cabin on the corner of Water and Franklin Streets, one block west of the square.

If you are the owner of a lean, mean, wiener machine, you may enter your doxie in the race for a $5.00 entry fee, so start training now. Pre-registration is requested by Thursday, July 2nd. In case of inclement weather, the events will be moved to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5th.

There will be lots of fun and prizes for the vertically-challenged canines. Entry forms are available at the Depot, American Family insurance and online at the Wiener Dog Race Form page at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce website. Order forms are also available for commemorative T-Shirts. All proceeds from the Wiener Dog Races will benefit CARE, Inc.

SEE YOU IN THE WIENER CIRCLE!!!

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 4th. Hosted by the Clinton Elk's Lodge, the lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Elk's tent on the lawn just north of the Courthouse.

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

Pedal Pull

Golden Valley Tractor proudly sponsors this year's Pedal Pull at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 3rd, 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 CARE (Clinton Animnal REscue Endeavor). The pet show begins at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3rd, on the small stage south of the Courthouse. Categories include Most Patriotic Dog, Most Patriotic Cat, Heaviest Dog, Heaviest Cat, Lightest Dog and Lightest 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. The CARE organization will be presenting ribbons to all the cats and dogs.

Golden Valley Quilt Show

Handiwork from the area is on display during the Quilt Show, hosted by the Greater Golden Valley Quiit Guild. The show features quilts 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 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, JUly 3rd, and from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th, in the Rotary Building on the northwest corner of the square.

Office Olympics

The thrill of competition outweighs the agony of defeat during the 14th Annual Office Olympics, sponsored by KDKD 95.3/Classic 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 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2nd. Teams compete in events that are announced that evening.

One team takes home the traveling trophy, and someone will take home a People's Choice award!

Show Your Wheels Car Show

Many classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles will fill South Washington Street on Saturday, July 4th, during the "Show Your Wheels" Car Show. The event takes place off the southwest corner of the historic Clinton Square. Registration runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at 3:00 p.m.

The car show includes free entry, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Take a good, long look, and then stop by Downtown DeSoto (just across the street) to see a great collection of vintage cars.

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. Downtown DeSoto has been recognized by several national antique car publications, as well as by the Kansas City Star.

The unique dealership with its fabulous cars - owned by Jim ∓ Becky Raysik of Jim Raysik Chrysler GMC - will be open just two days this summer, and those are Friday and Saturday of Olde Glory Days. Swing by between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, or after the parade until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. (Be sure to take a peek at the car show across the street on Saturday.) This is a don't miss attraction!

Re/Max Balloon Ascension and the Golf Ball Drop

RE/MAX Truman Lake will again be sponsoring the RE/MAX Balloon Ride and Golf Ball Drop in cooperation with the S.T.A.R.T./Rotary Interact group. It includes two events.

First, on Thursday evening, July 2nd, at 8:30 p.m. at the Main Stage, two (2) names will be drawn for a ride in the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon.

The balloon will take off on Friday, July 3rd, from the Hawthorn Bank parking lot located at Second & Franklin St. at approximately 7:45 p.m. (weather permitting). Come early for free hotdogs and popcorn furnished by RE/MAX Truman Lake.

The balloon will drop the golf balls before launching; the ball that goes in the hole or stops closest to the hole will win $1,000.00. In case multiple balls go in the hole, a second drop will determine the $1,000.00 winner.

Tickets are available through RE/MAX Truman Lake agents, S.T.A.R.T. members (look for them in special shirts), or at the Chamber office. All proceeds of the golf ball drop will support local scholarships. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY TO BE INCLUDED IN BOTH EVENTS. $5.00 per ticket or 6 for $25.00.

Katy Trail 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Join other runners and walkers for Olde Glory Days' annual 5K, One Mile Family Fun Run on the Katy Trail. Starting time is 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th, with registration beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the Katy Trail Head.

Please note that 5K runners must be at the Katy Trail head 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 or online at the 5K Run/Walk page at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce website. Registration fees apply. Medals will be awarded to 1st - 3rd Male/Female in all age divisions. Olde Glory Days t-shirts will be given to all race participants registered by June 29th.

Pancakes Breakfast

An Olde Glory Days tradition, you won't want to miss the Fireman's Pancake Breakfast!

The Clinton Fire Department will be serving pancakes and juice on Saturday, July 4th from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the fire station on South Washington Street. Donations appreciated.

9th Annual All School Reunion

Quickly becoming a beloved Olde Glory Days tradition, the annual All-School Reunion takes place Sunday, July 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Benson Convention Center.

The event includes lunch and a program. Call the Chamber Depot, 660-885-8166, for more information.

Entertainment

[Entertainment Stage] [Southside Stage] [Main Stage] [KDKD Colgate Country Showdown] [Heartland Community Theater] [Atlantic Express] [Live Wire] [Remember When] [The Channel Catz] [RYZE] [Gospelfest]

Entertainment Stage / South Side Stage

Mosey on over to the south side stage during Olde Glory Days to support some of our talented local musicians. Local entertainers will be performing from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from Noon-4 p.m. on Saturday. The Local Enlertainment Stage is sponsored by Cover & Weaver Law Office, Dairy Queen, Golden Valley Vendors, Mike Keiih Insurance and Kreisler Drug.

Schedule for the Entertainment / South Side Stage
Thursday, July 2:
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Local Entertainment
The Love Crew
John Hedger
Jeff Schokcley
Girl Scouts
7:00 p.m.: Remember When
Friday, Juuly 3:
10:00 a.m. - Pet Show 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Local Entertainment
David & David
Don Eaton
Kevin Griffey
Crystal Johnson
7:00 p.m.: The Channel Catz
Saturday, July 4:
12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.: Local Entertainment
Bill McCoy
The Grace Brothers
Vicky Richman
Matt Jones and Meagan Johnson
A.I.M.
7:00 p.m.: RYZE

Main Stage

Schedule for the Main Stage
Thursday, July 2:
8:30 p.m.: Jackpot Party
9:00 p.m.: KDKD / Colgate Country Showdown
Friday, July 3:
8:30 p.m.: Jackpot Party
9:00 p.m.: Atlantic Express
Saturday, July 4:
8:30 p.m.: Jackpot Party
9:00 p.m.: Live Wire

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.

KDKD Colgate Country Music Showdown
Thursday, July 2nd at 9:00 p.m., Main Stage

America's largest country music talent search heads to Clinton when the Colgate Country Showdown hits the Main Stage on Thursday, July 2nd. 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. Thursday, the finalists will compete and two (one from each station) will advance to the Northern Missouri State Finals later in the summer.

The 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown is designed to find the most promisina 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 3 as we send a hopeful contestant on to the state trials! For more information go to the Colgate Country Showdown page at www.kdkd.net.

This year, KDKD has been collecting donations to the Children's Miracle Network. Donations will also be accepted during the KDKD Colgate Country Showdown finals. For more CMN information visit www.mykdkd.com where you'll find a link and you can listen to four Miracle Children stories of how CMN and the two Kansas City CMN Hospitals have helped them.

[Colgate Country Music Showdown's Web Pages]

Atlantic Express

The original. The first. The best. Atlantic Express, one of the top dance bands in the nation, will be performing Friday, July 3rd, at 9:00 p.m. on the Main Stage. Four singers, three horns and four rhythm players blend together to deliver the best collection of soul and R&B this side of your iPod! Sponsored by Jim Raysik, Inc., these high energy vocalists will perform the hits of their heroes, while some of the Midwest's best musicians provide the backbone of the band. For over a decade, Atlantic Express has been the band to call to make the party. With a catalog of over 250 songs, Atlantic Express is sure to keep you moving!

LiveWire

Get ready for LiveWire, runner-up in the 2008 Colgate National Finals! LiveWire has been called one of the PREMIERE country bands in the Midwest, with their high energy stage performances and jaw-dropping harmonies. The bases of the band, Bobby Degonia and Robbie Helms have been playing together under the name LiveWire since 1995, playing and winning over the biggest and best clubs in the U.S. coast to coast. The addition of Andy Eutsler, Danny Bell and Cory Shultz came in 2003. The boys have seen success on many levels until 2006 when they decided to take a small break to regroup. Now in 2008 with the addition of drummer Adam Hagerman, LiveWire is back with a fire that is stronger than ever before... locked, loaded & ready to MAKE YOU MOVE!

LiveWire is sponsored by Cook Tractor and will perform at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, July 4th, on the Main Stage.

Remember When

Known for rich harmony and versatility, Remember When will be coming to Olde Glory days on Thursday, July 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. The group performs music from the past to the present, from traditional country to big band, from Chicago to Ray Price. Young and old alike will enjoy the sounds of "Remember When". Group members include Gary Page, who performed extensively in Branson and throughout the Midwest in the 1970's; and Ed James from right here in Clinton. The group performs mostly around the lakes region, from Branson to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Remember When is sponsored by B&L Electric.

Channel Catz

The Clinton based Channel Catz band brings musical entertainment in the styling of Classic Rhythm & Blues. Their style of "Rockin Soul" is backed up by musicians Greg Belcher on bass & saxophone, and a rhythm section of Jim Journey, rhythm guitar & vocals; John Roberts, keyboards & vocals; Thorn Knott, lead guitar & vocals; & Drummer Matt Knott. Bring your lawn chair, kick back & enjoy cover music from the classic artists of Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Rolling Stones and others.

Sponsored by Gregg Smith Ford, the Channel Catz will be performing on the south side stage on Friday, July 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.

Guys that Rock: RYZE

RYZE, also known as "That 70's Band," is sure to take you back to the 70's when they take the stage on Saturday night. Band members Don, Randy, Rich, Keith and Mike bring decades' worth of experience in the music industry to the Main Stage at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. Their collective experience includes everything from Country to R&B.

Music became a part of their lives from early ages, and RYZE band members played with various groups through high school, college and early in their careers before finally landing on the same stage as RYZE. The guys are having a great time and will rock the stage on Saturday night!

RYZE is sponsored KCP&L.

Heartland Community Theater Presents "War Correspondence"

Heartland Community Theater will again be performing throughout Olde Glory Days. This year they will be performing "War Correspondence," letters from times of war in America's history, written and directed by Joicie Appell.

They will be performing in the Crest Pavillion at 108 N. Washington Street with 2 shows daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times for the show are: Thursday, July 2nd and Friday, July 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Gospelfest
Sunday, July 6th at 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Benson Convention Center

This year's GospelFest is a feature event for Olde Glory Days. The 2009 GospelFest Concert will be held at the Benson Convention Center on Sunday evening, July 5th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The host this year will be local GMA Recording artist Tony Bullock. Tony loves to host GospeIFest in his hometown. With three groups featured in this year's GospelFest it is sure to be an exciting evening of music and fellowship.

Opening the evening will be The Glory Road, a diverse group of musicians with a common goal to minister through music. Following The Glory Road will be The Missourians, a brilliant group with upbeat concerts and a love for ministering. The final group for Gospelfest 2009 is the Crist Family, an up-and-coming family group with an unforgetable show you won't want to miss!

Don't miss Olde Glory Days 2009 GospelFest. It will be a great way to kick off your holiday celebration at the Benson Convention Center, and you will want to hang around for the fireworks after the concert. GospelFest is sponsored by The Meadows, Clinton Quick Lube and Dody Legacy Group-Galen Dody.

The performers include:

Tony Bullock
Local favorite. Tony Bullock has had the opportunity to share the stage with many other talented artists. As God opens the doors for Tony to sing and share his testimony, he is stepping forward to help others experience that same type of personal relationship he has found in his life.

The Glory Road

The vocalists and musicians that comprise The Glory Road have a deep desire to follow a call that God has placed on each of their lives. The Glory Road consists of four vocalists who are lead, soprano, alto and bass singers. They feel very blessed that God has also given them a full band of talented artists to minister and share the love of Christ all over Missouri!

The Missourians

Tight harmonies, upbeat concerts, soul touching songs and the love of Jesus Christ - that's what The Missourians are best known for. For two decades they have been spreading the message of Jesus Christ through song. The group, based out of Joplin, Missouri, is comprised of five talented musicians and singers who have a true desire of spreading the good news to people of all ages. The Missourians have one purpose...to share the love of Jesus through music.

Crist Family

The Crist Family Is considered to be one of the fastest rising family groups in gospel music today. After seventeen years in ministry, God called this family to leave everything behind to follow the call to full-time ministry. Their blend of voices, great songs, high energy, clever staging and incredible testimony is second to none.

With four women and three male vocals you will hear amazing four, five and even six part harmonies. From classic southern gospel to a more progressive sound, this group does it all!

General Information

[ATS Bus Services] [Home Decorating Contest] [Window Treasure Hunt] [Badges & Deal Or No Deal Prize Drawings] [Souvenir Store]

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Area Transportation Services during Olde Glory Days

The City of Clinton Area Transportation Service once again wili offer free rides from your location to 2009 Olde Glory Days events 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 physicaiiy 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 Thursday, July 3, 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, July 2, 2007:
10:00 a.m. Free bus shuttle beginning at the Depot
10:00 p.m. Last bus shuttle from the Depot
Friday, July 3, 2007:
10:00 a.m. Free bus shuttle beginning at the Depot
10:00 p.m. Last bus shuttle from the Depot
Saturday, July 4, 2007:
8:30 a.m. Free bus shuttle beginning at the Depot
10:00 p.m. Last bus shuttle from the Depot
Sunday, July 5, 2007:
6:30 a.m. Free bus shuttle for worship service and breakfast
9:00 a.m. Last bus shuttle from the Depot

Olde Glory Days Home Decorating Contest

Clinton residents, show your spirit by decorating to celebrate Independence Day. The theme this year is the same as our theme for Olde Glory Days:"Invest in Clinton". 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 will also receive an award.

Entry forms are available at the Chamber Depot and must be returned by Noon on Tuesday, June 30. Judging will take place on Wednesday, July 1. Winners will be announced the evening of Thursday, July 2. x

Jackpot Party
You can't win if you don't play!

Are you feeling like a party? With all the great investments taking place in Clinton we thought it was time to have a little celebration - nothing better than winning a Httle money along the way either!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings join your friends from our hometown Hawthorn Bank at the main stage at 8:30 before the evening show and you might get on stage to play for the big Jackpot of cash! Your odds of winning are 100%... how much will be in your pocket when you walk off stage is up to you! Buy your Olde Glory Days badge to have a chance to win big, or come gather round and cheer on the contestants as they help us celebrate another great Olde Glory Days playing the all new Jackpot Party.


Contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce for further details at information@clintonmochamber.com
or call 1-800-222-5251 or 660-885-8166
Times and Events are Subject to Change.


Come back again for:
17th Annual Olde Glory Days, July 1-4, 2010

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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