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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Jesse James Days in Pineville to feature carnival, parade, food

  • Festivities kick off today for Jesse James Days.


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  • Festivities kick off today for Jesse James Days.
    The carnival opens tonight at 5 p.m. with rides and vendors. Tammy Moore will provide gospel music at 6 p.m. on the square. There will be a Frisbee throw on the square at 7 p.m.
    Thursday night the carnival opens from 5 – 10 p.m. with entertainment from local band “Johnny Dale & Along for the Ride” at 6 p.m. There will be a Frisbee throw on the square at 7 p.m.
    Friday night the carnival opens at 5 p.m. and the fire department will be selling roasted corn. The Jesse James Day Pageant starts at 6 p.m. with more than 40 entries in eight categories. A pie auction will follow at 7 p.m. and “Johnny Dale & Along for the Ride” will start the entertainment at 8 p.m. There will be a Frisbee throw on the square at 7 p.m.
    Saturday vendors will open at 1 p.m. The Jesse James Day parade rolls down Main Street toward the square at 5 p.m. The carnival opens and roasted corn sales also start at 5 p.m. After the parade, a bank robbery re-enactment will take place on the square. Also after the parade, a chicken dinner will be held at First Baptist Church behind US Bank: Chicken, sides, a roll and drink are $5.
    Entertainment starts at 7 p.m. with “Johnny Dale & Along for the Ride” and a live auction starts at 8 p.m. There will be a Frisbee throw on the square at 7 p.m.
    The four-day festival is the big fundraiser for the year for the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department. It doubles as a celebration of the community’s involvement in the 1938 filming of the movie “Jesse James” starring Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda.
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