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September is National Preparedness Month. Follow a series on disaster preparedness in the Howell County News. Stories remaining in the series include what to put in your bug-out bag and home defense. Stories that have been published already were on preparing for civil unrest and protecting your family from infectious diseases. For back issues of the paper, call the office at 417-469-1167.
“Vendor spots are starting to fill up and those who wish to obtain a space should reserve theirs as soon as possible,” said chamber director Linda Lewis. Vendors already slated includes ones featuring scrapbooking, Scentsy, jewelry, homemade soaps and lotions, afghans, quilts, the Stream Team, inflatable obstacle course, Christian motorcyclists, face painting, duck pond, balloons, wood-crafted items, car care products, leatherwork and more. “We are pleased with the wide range of vendors we are expecting this year,” said Lewis.
The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., allowing visitors the opportunity to visit with Mr. Walsh and enjoy light refreshments. The Tartini Trio will also be on hand to provide music for the event. This outstanding exhibit will also be open on Sept. 20, 26 and 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In the week ahead of the re-enactment, Missouri State Parks will sponsor a series of Civil War-related events. Activities throughout the week will take place on the stage near the historic site visitor center. Special presentations will take place on: