Saturday, June 18, 2011
NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — The city is asking area residents, especially veterans, to come and Celebrate America.
Beginning at 3 p.m. June 25, the small, rural Callaway County town will have American flags on display and events planned to celebrate veterans and the country. Events will take place at the fire station and city park.
Jane Hurtt with the New Bloomfield Area Civic Association said there will be numerous events ongoing throughout the day and evening.
Some of the events include music by returning performers Posse and Hambo, activities for children, the Little Mr. and Miss New Bloomfield Area Contest and the honoring of veterans at 5 p.m.
Hurtt said those attending are also encouraged to bring their board games and play in the city park.
“Anyone can join in, and bring their board games and lawn chairs, and play some games on the park,” she said.
There will also be a food stand, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Voting for Little Mr. and Miss is ongoing for 25 cents a vote at Bank Star One in New Bloomfield; voting there will continue through 11:45 a.m. June 25. It will resume at 2:45 p.m. on June 25 at the city park and the fire station.
All area veterans are asked to attend the event to be honored for their service.
Earlier in the day there will also be citywide garage sales and a farmers market. The farmers market, Hurtt said, is held from 7:30 a.m.-noon every Saturday. On the first and third Saturday, a flea market is held in conjunction with the farmer’s market. The markets are held across from the elementary school located on Redwood Drive.
Money raised by the civic association stays local. Some of it is put toward other events and scholarships for local students, Hurtt said.
This is the fourth year for the event.
Historical society tours are also available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday, or by appointment. The historical society is located at 313 Oak St.