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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Independence Day celebration set in Powell

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  • The seventh annual Independence Day Celebration at Powell is scheduled for Friday at the Hill and Hollow grounds of the Brumley Publishing Co.  
    Musical entertainment will be provided by Troy Haviland, Patti and the Jamboree Band at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.
    The concession stand, courtesy of Meador’s 4M Services, will offer freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos and chips for a donation. Watermelon, soda or water, and homemade cookies will be included free with each meal. Popcorn will also be available for a donation. The chow line will begin at 5:30 p.m.
    There will also be children’s game section and the hayrides. Also, visitors will be able to view the Historic Bridge over Big Sugar that is on the National Register of Historic Places and the new bridge that the county built to replace it. The historic bridge is under repair at the moment, so you will only be able to view it from the new bridge. The old bridge is the only Pratt pin-connected iron and wood pony and through trestle bridge of its kind in this part of the state.
    Raffle tickets will be available to win a hand-pieced queen-size quilt. Bring address labels to put on the back of your tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Powell Historical Preservation Society’s Ham and Bean Feed on Saturday, Sept. 20. Visitors can also sign up for door prizes. You must be present to win for the door prizes.
    The evening will culminate with a display of fireworks, courtesy of Bob and Tudy Brumley.
    Bring lawn chairs and blankets for your comfort. Admission and parking are free.
    If you would like any information regarding this event, the Historic Bridge at Powell, or the Powell Historical Preservation Society, please call David Reed 435-2371 evening or Beverly Prentice 435-2214 eprent@leru.net.

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