August 18, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Frontier Days at Rutledge-Wilson Farm (Rescheduled)

The Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, will host Frontier Days on Saturday, Aug. 29, after being postponed due to inclement weather in late July. A variety of activities, games, crafts, information booths and an auction 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); and learn how to rope (free).

There also will 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 Butterfield Stagecoach, demonstrations by the Ozark Woodcarvers, branding demonstrations on leather hides, cross-cut sawing demonstrations and trick roping.

Along with activities and continuous demonstrations, an auction benefiting the Greene County Cattlemans’ Scholarship Fund will begin at 10 a.m. Items of interest include gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, tools and farm supplies.

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

For more information, media contact: Amy Dooley, Farm Park Coordinator, (417) 837-5944; or Bob Nelson, Public Information Administrator, (417) 874-2176.

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