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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Diamond gearing up for annual Gem City Days

  • Organizers are gearing up for the annual Diamond Gem City Days, held Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12, on the parking lot of Diamond First Christian Church.


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  • Organizers are gearing up for the annual Diamond Gem City Days, held Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12, on the parking lot of Diamond First Christian Church.
    “It is a community gathering and fellowship,” said Brenda Schmitt, with the Gem City Days committee. “This will be our 17th year having the Gem City Days.”
    The event is co-sponsored by Diamond Lions Club and Diamond Improvement Group.
    The two-day event officially kicks off at 6 p.m. Sept. 11, with games and other activities. Then at 7 p.m., opening ceremonies will commence.
    Schmitt noted the Diamond Police Department will present flags during the opening ceremony.
    “We will also recognize the Community Leader of the Year, the Woman of the Year and the Business of the Year,” she said. “The Community Leader of the year is Steve Carter, the mayor; Sue Macy is the Woman of the Year; and the Business of the Year is Webb Chiropractic.”
    Other events for Friday include a performance by the Cowboy Poets Society at 7:30 p.m., and Old Time Harmony musical entertainment at 8:20 p.m.
    On Saturday, the fun begins early in the morning.
    “From 7-9 a.m., the Diamond High School Band is doing their biscuit and gravy breakfast and it is at the church,” Schmitt said.
    The parade begins at 10 a.m. after the breakfast, followed by the pet contest at 11 a.m. The Diamond Fire Department will be cooking chicken at its new station at the corner of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. J, during the day
    In the afternoon, a couple of events include the Show-Me Freestyle Extreme Street Bikes-Stunt Show between noon and 6 p.m., and also a car, truck and bike show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Another annual event is the Diamond All-School Reunion in the high school’s common area.
    A complete schedule of events can be found at the Diamond Gem City Days Web site at www.diamondgemcitydays.com.
    “It is fun for the whole family,” Schmitt said. “I welcome one and all, and we hope that everyone comes out.”
    Coinciding with the annual event, George Washington Carver National Monument, located outside of Diamond, will host Prairie Day on Saturday, Sept. 12.
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