July 23, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Enjoy Frontier Days July 25

The Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, will host Frontier Days on Saturday, July 25. A variety of activities, games, crafts and performances run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Activities include hayrides ($3 per rider); mining for gold ($2.50); crafts ($1 per craft); rope making ($2 per rope); a Wild West Jail ($.50 to put someone in and $.50 to get them out, with every participant becoming an honorary sheriff); learn how to rope (free); frontier games (free); and much more.

There will also be several informational booths set up to allow children to hear, see and learn about life on the frontier. Booths include a visit by the Nathan Boone Homestead, Butterfield Stagecoach, demonstrations by the Ozark Woodcarvers, cross-cut sawing demonstrations and trick roping. Along with activities and continuous demonstrations, there also will be performances by local cowboy poets and an authentic character from Laura Ingles Wilder storytelling.

  Download an event flyer. (PDF)

For Farm Park or program information, visit www.parkboard.org or call (417) 837-5949.

For more information, media contact: Amy Dooley, Farm Park Coordinator, (417) 837-5944.