What promises to be one of the biggest parades to be held in Trenton is shaping up for the 2013 Missouri Day Festival.
Annually sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club, this year’s Missouri Day Parade already has exceeded 100 entries and, with over a month and a half away, officials expect the 29th annual parade to be more than big. Parade co-chairs Steve Maxey and Rick Klinginsmith believe the theme of the parade, “Honoring Our Agricultural Heritage,” has much to do with the increase in early entries and the tremendous prizes being offered to winning entries.
Over $1,200 in cash and merchandise has been committed for winners in over 20 categories ranging from the $200 grand prize for the best agricultural entry in the parade and presented by Sydenstricker Farm and Home to $100 and $50 prizes to best business and organizational entries, best youth and, for the first time, the best religious entry. Additionally, prizes will be awarded in the categories of best vehicles – pre-1960 and newer, family with most participants on one conveyance and several categories of equestrian and tractor entries in keeping with the agricultural theme.
Prize money and merchandise are being donated by area agricultural businesses and include Moore’s Farm Supply, Orscheln Farm and Home, Hoffman and Reed, Farm Credit Services, Quentin and Linda Brown and Sydenstricker Farm and Home, to name a few. Other contributors will be announced later.
The parade rolls at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 with no entry fee for participating in the parade. Judging will be conducted during the parade with winners to be announced following the parade.
The annual Missouri Day Marching Band Festival is also a big part of the parade with their judging and awards handled by the local band festival organization. Local and state dignitaries, many of them agricultural, are making plans to participate in the parade as well as 4-H and FFA organizations along with many first time businesses in showcasing the importance of agriculture to the region.
Pre-registration is strongly requested for the parade and may be done by contacting Maxey at 359-7244 or KIinginsmith at 359-2274.
Missouri Day Meeting
A meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday at the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce office to continue planning for the upcoming Missouri Day Festival.
All committee chairmen and others involved with the festival, along with other interested individuals, are urged to attend. The meeting will include a review of all activities being held as part of the festival, which kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 17 with opening ceremonies and continues through Sunday, Oct. 30.
The Trenton Scrappy Quilter’s Quilt Guild has created an opportunity quilt that will be given away during the Missouri Day Quilt Show Oct. 18-20.
The guild would like to challenge the public to come up with a creative name for this quilt to add to the quilt label. The quilt will be on display for the public to view at several Trenton locations. These locations include; Trenton Republican-Times, Aug. 19-23; Citizens Bank and Trust, Aug. 26-30; US Bank, main branch, Sept. 3-6; Farmers State Bank, Sept. 9-13; and Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri, Sept. 16-20.
Participants are encouraged to e-mail their chosen name to email@example.com or drop a ballot in the naming box wherever the quilt is on display. Name entries will be accepted until Monday, Sept. 30 and a winning name will be voted on by the Scrappy Quilters on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The person who submits the name chosen will receive a $25 gift card and three tickets for the opportunity to win the quilt.
Putting a label on the back of a quilt that includes the name of the quilt, date and information about who made and quilted the quilt has become a popular trend in quilting today. Labeling adds to the creative process and puts the finishing touch on the quilt. It also helps preserve the history of the quilt for future generations.
However, naming a quilt can be a quite an arduous task. Quilters vary when it comes to naming a quilt. Some are very literal, i.e. “The Blue Quilt.” Some name their quilt after the recipient or in memory of a loved one. Others are very traditional while some are fun and funky in their naming. Whatever the process, a name can speak volumes.The Scrappy Quilters would be grateful for all the suggestions they can get in finding the perfect name.
In February of this year, the Scrappy Quilters formed a committee to create the opportunity quilt that will serve as the guilds major fundraiser. The Missouri Day theme of “Celebrating our Agricultural Heritage” was used to inspire the quilt. Quilt design software was used to put the quilt pattern together for a truly one of a kind quilt. It was decided that the quilt would have a center medallion surrounded by two rows of alternating blocks.
In keeping with the theme, the blocks named “Corn and Beans” and “Windmill” were chosen. A pieced border with alternating curves that resemble sprouting leaves was the final design element that tied the quilt together.
The next challenge in the designing process was color selection and again the theme came into play. Bright yellows and greens cried out to the committee for the “Corn and Beans” block. Rich purples with a splash of pink created a great contrast and were perfect for the grapes that surround the medallion. Construction of the quilt was a group effort that required several group sew days and a lot of individual hard work. The quilt was custom machine quilted by a fellow Scrappy Quilter.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward supporting the Scrappy Quilter’s mission of promoting quilting through education, community service and fellowship of quilters.
For any questions regarding the contest or more information about the quilt, persons can visit the website, www.scrappyquilters.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public is being asked to come up with a name for the Scrappy Quilter’s Guild quilt to be given away during the Missouri Day Festival in October.
The 2011 Missouri Day Festival is now history and Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman is pleased with the results.
“It takes a community to come together and make things happen and Missouri Day was a good example of everyone pulling together,” she said. “I’ve had so many people tell me that this was the biggest Missouri Day ever and we can thank the weather and the work of everyone for making that happen.”
Big crowds were evident both Saturday and Sunday, attending the various activities being held in conjunction with the festival. As a result, food vendors, crafters and flea marketers all reported good sales, particularly the food vendors and flea marketers.
“We had several food vendors comment how busy they were all weekend and we even had some that sold out on Saturday,” Ms. Carmen said. “I think everyone was pleased with the weekend.”
Saturday’s events kicked off with the Missouri Day Parade, sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club. There were 75 entries and 33 bands taking part in the parade, which followed the traditional route from the corner of Crowder Road and Main Street to Eastside Park. The Raymond Hoyt Family won the “Spirit of Missouri Day” cash prize of $200 for the entry best depicting the theme, which was “Missouri Day – A Family Tradition.” The Hoyts also won a $100 cash prize as the largest number of family members on a decorated conveyance as well as a certificate for best equestrian entry.
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri won the Best Business Float while the Best Organizational Float belonged to the Green Hills Animal Shelter. The Liberty Baptist Church Youth received the Best Youth Float. All entries received $100 each.
Receiving certificates were Gene Wyant, best antique farm tractor; John Rice, best car/truck, 1961 or newer; and Harry Klinginsmith, best car/truck, pre-1960.
There were 43 bands participating in parade, field show, colorguard and drumline competition during the Missouri Day Band Festival on Saturday.
Oak Grove was judged the overall winner, receiving the Sweepstakes Award for the most points accumulated during the day. Second went to Macon while Savannah was third.
Winners in the parade competition were:
Class 1 – 1. Glasgow, 2. Leeton, 2. Stewartsville, 4. Princeton and 5. Southwest of Ludlow.
Class 2 – 1. Fayette, 2. Gallatin, 3. Maysville, 4. Putnam County.
Class 3 – 1. Macon, 2. Lawson, 3. Brookfield, 4. Richmond.
Class 4 – 1. Oak Grove, 2. Savannah, 3. Liberty North, 4. Chillicothe.
Indoor Auxiliary (colorguard) winners were:
Class 1 – 1. Leeton, 2. Pattonsburg, 3. Braymer.
Class 2 – 1. Gallatin, 2. Maysville, 3. Rock Port.
Class 3 – 1. Maryville, 2. Macon, 3. (tie) Carrollton and Lawson.
Class 4 – 1. Oak Grove, 2. (tie) Smithville and Kirksville, 3. Kansas City Center, 4. Savannah, 5. Liberty North.
Class 5 – 1. Staley of North Kansas City, 2. Lee’s Summit West, 3. St. Joseph Central.
Winners in drum major-field auxiliary were:
Class 1, Glasgow (both); Class 2, Lone Jack, auxillary, DeKalb, drum major; Class 3, Macon (both); Class 4, Savannah, drum major, Oak Grove, auxiliary; Class 5, Lee’s Summit West, drum major, Staley of North Kansas City, auxiliary.
Winners in the indoor drumline were:
Class 1 – 1. Pattonsburg, 2. Moravia, IA, 3. Princeton.
Class 2 – 1. Gallatin.
Class 3 – 1. South Harrison of Bethany, 2. Lawson, 3. Maryville.
Class 4 – 1. Liberty North, 2. Excelsior Springs, 3. Benton of St. Joseph, 4. Savannah.
Class 5 – 1. Lee’s Summit West, 2. Staley of North Kansas City, 3. Central of St. Joseph.
Field Show winners were:
Class 1 – 1. Glasgow.
Class 2 – 1. Fayette, 2. Lone Jack, 3. Putnam County.
Class 3 – 1. Macon, 2. South Harrison of Bethany, 3. Lawson, 4. Brookfield.
Class 4 – 1. Grandview, 2. Oak Grove, 3. Savannah, 4. Liberty North, 5. Excelsior Springs.
Class 5 – 1. Lee’s Summit West, 2. Staley of North Kansas City, 3. Liberty.
There were 103 cars, trucks and motorcycles entered in Sunday’s Rollin’ Relics Car Show at Eastside Park. Winner of the Best of Show Award was Dan Rasmussin of Des Moines, IA with his 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Other award winners included:
Original Car of Truck, 1900-48 – 1. Blaine Siever of Trenton, 1929 Ford Model A.
Original Car or Truck, 1949 to 1961 – 1. Ralph and Diana Strait of Des Moines, IA, 1955 Chevy; 2. Philip Middleton of Princeton, 1957 Ford Skyliner.
Original Car or Convertible, 1962-1972 – 1. Sam Caselman of Trenton, 1969 Ford Torino; 2. Michael Moore of Urbandale, IA, 1966 Pontiac Ventura.
Original Car or Convertible or Truck, 1973-2012 – 1. Jeo Morales of Kansas City, 1989 Pontiac Formula; 2. Jerry and Rhonda Morgan of McFall, 1979 Ford T-Bird.
Street Rod Car or Truck – 1. Ron Newton of Ankeny, IA, 1933 Ford Three Window Coupe; 2. Kevin Coltrain of Newtown, 1953 Chevy 210.
All Custom – 1. Paul Carr of Macon, 1966 Chevy Pickup; 2. Dave Woodson of Trenton, 1954 Ford Pickup.
Nostalgia, 1946-65 – 1. Howard Whitley of Excelsior Springs, 1956 Pontiac Safari Wagon; 2. Martin Girsier of Marshall, 1961 AMC Rambler Wagon.
Special Interest – 1. Bob Blann of Cowgill, 1959 Kellison J5 Coupe; 2. Bryce Hague of Chillicothe, Jr. Dragster.
Street Machine Car or Truck – 1. Bill Pemberton of Independence, 1972 Oldsmobile; 2. Dave Jennings of Trenton, 1966 Charger.
Unfinished – 1. Larry Peek of Laclede, 1941 Chevy Pickup; 2. Warren Soptic of Trenton, 1938 Chevy Sedan.
Camero or Firebird, 1967-1980 – 1. Bob Weiser of Des Moines, IA, 1969 Camero; 2. Jerry Beebe of Meadville, 1969 Z28.
Mustang Stock, 1964-1980 – 1. Mike Homedale of Princeton, 1964 1/2 Mustang; 2. Davey and Paula Scott of Chillicothe, 1968 Mustang.
Best Vintage Motorcycle – 1. Ben Woodson of Trenton, 1972 Honda CT 70.
Best American Motorcycle – 1. Dale Meeks of Trenton, 1989 Harley Davidson; 2. Shane Kempton of Cameron, 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster.
Best Foreign Motorcycle – 1. Jim Harrington of Jamesport, 1964 Maico; 2. Gil Lawson of Princeton, 2010 VW Trike.
Special Awards – Best Purple Car, Monte Cotton of Kansas City, 1971 Dodge; Best Green Car, John McClain of Altoona, IA, 1966 Ford Galaxie; Best Red Car, Gary Noftsger of Altoona, IA, 1957 Bel Air; and Promoter’s Choice, Tony Schmalz of Kansas City, 2009 Mustang.
The baby show was held on Sunday afternoon at the North 65 Center, sponsored by the Grundy County United Way. There were 40 babies registered. Winners included:
Girls, 0 to 6 months – 1. Mallorie Stevens, Beth Callihan and Jeffery Stevens of Humphreys; 2. Tenley Griffith, Gene and Lynsy Griffith of Gilman City; 3. Emery Mazurkewycz, Ashley Owens of Gallatin.
Girls, 7 to 12 months – 1. (tie) Emma Stark, Jason and Heather Stark of Laredo, and Briahna Wendt, Kelly Wendt and Everett Crawford of Trenton; 2. Jemma Gibson, Justin and Shandra Gibson of Princeton; 3. Arizona Youngs, Jesse and Azaria Youngs of St. Joseph.
Girls, 13 to 24 months – 1. Bailey Williams, Clay and Colleen Williams of Trenton; 2. Bailey Waterman, Michael and Nikki Waterman of Trenton; 3. Anniston Power, Jeff and Tiffany Power of Princeton.
Girls, 25 to 36 months – 1. Kimberly Clark, Adam and Marie Clark of Trenton; 2. Jaycie Ridley, Monica Ridley of Trenton; 3. Lily Stark, Jason and Heather Stark of Laredo.
Boys, 0 to 6 months – 1. Caleb Daniel, Prashant and Elisha Daniel of Trenton; 2. Jaxton Thomas, Justin and Jillian Thomas of Trenton; 3. Thomas Cunningham, Tosha Owen and Thomas Cunningham of Trenton.
Boys, 7 to 12 months – 1. Ross James Maloney, Rob and Bridget Maloney of Trenton; 2. Lane DeVorss, Joseph and Megan DeVorss of Trenton; 3. David Johnson, David and Heather Johnson of Trenton.
Boys, 13 to 24 months – 1. Traeger Wood, Randall and Chelsea Wood of Meadville; 2. Adrian Boren, Adam and Ashley Boren of Trenton; 3. Lucas Homen, Josh and Felicia Homen of Trenton.
Boys, 25 to 36 months – 1. (tie) Cale Plumb, Zachary and Kelsie Plumb of Trenton and Spur Hughes, Robert and Jessica Hughes of Trenton.
There were 13 entries in the pumpkin decorating contest, sponsored by the Citizens Bank and Trust. Winners included:
Scariest – 1. Hannah Bruse of Spickard, 2. Riley Raymo of Trenton, 3. Tyson Persinger of Trenton.
Prettiest – 1. Ava Frazier of Trenton, 2. Sierra Bruse of Spickard, 3. (tie) Levi Johnson and Latorrie Johnson of Trenton.
Most Original – 1. Kay Andersen of Trenton, 2. Werthen Gass of Trenton, 3. Lincoln Gray of Springfield.
Opening ceremonies and a soup supper kicked off activities for the 2011 Missouri Day Festival on Thursday night.
Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman served as master of ceremonies and introduced the Larry and Donna Barnes Christy family, who will be serving as the grand marshals of the parade on Saturday. Beth Mack spoke about traditions relating to her family’s business, Barnes Greenhouse, in keeping with the festival theme, “Missouri Day – A Family Tradition.” She told about how some of the earlier relatives’ predictions of what would and wouldn’s sell have been dispelled in later years and also related changes in operations of the greenhouse.
Kellie Moore presented information on the Girl Scout program, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary. Several of the local Girl Scouts were present and helped present the colors at the beginning of the ceremony.
The yard decorating and coloring/drawing contest winners were announced by Jill Eaton, Sarah Pilcher and Jeanie Griffin, who were in charge of those events.
Winners in the yard decorating contest were:
Commercial – 1. Sunnyview Nursing Home, 1311 E. 28th St.; 2. Wright Memorial Physicians Group, 189 Iowa Blvd.; 3. Hometown Pharmacy, 1903 E. Ninth St.
Residential – 1. Barb Hawkins, 614 Town and Country Lane; 2. Kerri Gott, 1715 St. Joseph St.; 3. Tara Griffin, 731 W. 12th St.
Winners in the coloring contest included:
Pre-School – 1. Astrid Soriano of Pleasant View R-6, 2. Jolena Gibson of Spickard R-2, 3. Kenzie Lynch of Laredo R-7.
Kindergarten – 1. Lanie Lewis of Laredo R-7, 2. Mandie Wilcox of Spickard R-2, 3. Katie Chapman of Spickard R-2.
First Grade – 1. Gracie Hessenflow of Rissler Elementary, 2. Mikensy Golden of Spickard R-2, 3. Kelsey Gibler of Rissler Elementary.
Second Grade – 1. Bailey Dunkin of Rissler Elementary, 2. Addie Michael of Rissler Elementary, 3. Kara Lager of Rissler Elementary.
Third Grade – 1. Casey Barnes of Spickard R-2, 2. Rylee Johnson of Laredo R-7, 3. Evy McCullough of Rissler Elementary.
Fourth Grade – 1. Robert Urich of Laredo R-7, 2. Sydney Fitzpatrick of Rissler Elementary, 3. McKayla Blackburn of Rissler Elementary.
Fifth Grade – 1. Riley Howe of Spickard R-2, 2. Austin Travis of Spickard R-2, 3. Sierra Bruse of Spickard R-2.
Sixth Grade – 1. Colton Youngs of Spickard R-2, 2. Tiffany Youngs of Spickard R-2, 3. Stormy Walser of Spickard R-2.
Members of the Trenton High School show choir, Gold Rush, performed the National Anthem and sang several songs. Following the program, the THS women’s choir, No Men Aloud, and the Trenton Middle School Choir presented their fall concert.
Events continue today with persons entering the pumpkin decorating contest. A full day of activities is planned for both Saturday and Sunday, with a schedule appearing in Thursday’s Republican-Times.
Over 170 crafters, vendors and flea marketers are registered for the 2011 Missouri Day Festival, which gets under way this evening with opening ceremonies and continues through Sunday.
According to Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman, this is one of the largest numbers of vendors ever in the 27-year history of the festival. Homemade crafts, clothing, tools and food vendors will be located throughout the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds – inside in the Rock Barn and livestock pavillion as well as outside in the courtyard, parking lot and carnival area.
In addition to private individual and business vendors, there are several organizations using the Missouri Day Festival as a fundraiser with groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the American Legion, the VFW and the Rotary Club selling food and homebaked goodies for use in projects around the community. The Trenton FFA will have a petting zoo in the livestock pavillion on Saturday, giving both children and adults a chance to experience “life on the farm” with goats, hogs, sheep and other animals.
One of the more interesting vendors to be at the Rock Barn on both Saturday and Sunday will be “Your Amazing Family,” which will offer free help for persons wanting to begin a family genealogy search. Richard and Christianne Jacobsen, Laura Sue Daniels and several middle school students with whom the Jacobsens have worked as part of a school project will be in the northwest corner of the Rock Barn, where they will help individuals begin a search for family information using computer services that are available for free. Information about other free genealogy services will also be available.
Vendor areas will be open from 9 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Two members of the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleading squad who will be riding in Saturday’s parade, will also be available in the courtyard following the parade for about one hour, signing autographs and visiting with members of the public. Their visit is being sponsored by Barnes-Baker.
Storytelling will take place in the courtyard area on Sunday, featuring local residents spinning yarns for both young and old. Scheduled storytellers include Richard Ashenfelter, Russell Joiner, Evelyn Trickel and Mark Robinson.
The Trenton Rotary Club is sponsoring the parade on Saturday morning, which will feature 33 bands from throughout Missouri as well as 71 floats, motor vehicles and equestrian entries. “Missouri Day – A Family Tradition” is the theme of this year’s parade with the Barnes Greenhouse family (the Larry and Donna Barnes Christy and family) serving as grand marshals. Parade entries will be lined up no later than 8 a.m. for a 8:30 a.m. start.
Judging will take place in the downtown area, with the winners to be announced at the conclusion of the parade. This year the Rotary Club is offering monetary prizes for five categories, including “Spirit of Missouri Day” (best overall entry), the best business float, best youth float, best organizational float and the largest family riding on a decorated conveyance. There will also be certificates awarded for the best truck/car, pre-1960; best truck/car, 1960 and newer; best equestrian entry; and the oldest tractor.
The parade lineup, as of this morning, included (bands will be disbursed throughout the lineup):
1. Trenton Police Dept.
2. Missouri National Guard Honor Guard.
3. THS Band.
6. Grand Marshal (Larry and Donna Barnes Christy and family).
8. Grundy County Ambulance.
9. Trenton Fire Dept.
11. Kami Nelson, Miss North Central Missouri Fair Queen (riding in 1961 Oldsmobile driven by Wilbur Perry).
12. Busy Bees 4-H Club float.
14. Bob and Betty Prichard, 1950 Dodge Pickup.
15. Wesley United Methodist Church Float.
17. The Albers Family, 1940 Farmall B Tractor.
18. NCMC Ag Club Float.
20. Grand River Vo-Tech School 1923 Ford Roadster Replica.
21. Miss Calamity Jane, Emily Schwennecker.
24. NCMC Flag Corps.
26. Missouri Retired Teachers Association and School Personnel.
27. Trenton and Missouri Elks Lodge.
33. Liberty Baptist Church Youth Float.
35. Burress Hybrids.
36. Scott Keith, 1953 Crosby.
37. Sunnyview Nursing Home Float.
39. Prewitt Deer Processing.
40. The Huffstutter Family, 1957 Farmall Tractor.
42. Northwest Missouri State University.
44. Green Hills Animal Shelter Float.
47. Miranda Brittan, Miss Sullivan County Fair Queen.
48. Century 21-Smith and Associates.
50. Kansas City Cheerleaders.
51. Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri.
53. Trenton Cinema.
54. Girl Scout Service Unit 821 Float.
57. John Rice, 1965 Mustang.
58. Preferred Family Float.
60. Ninth Hour Christian Band.
64. Trenton FFA Float.
67. Harry Klinginsmith, 1934 Ford Truck.
68. St. Joseph Catholic Church Float.
70. Al’s Lawn and Garden Service.
78. Fast Lane Family Fun Entertainment Center Float.
80. Samantha Shipley, Miss Putnam County Fair Queen.
81. Lloyd Payne, 1949 Farmall Cub Tractor.
82. Shipwreck Youth of Spickard Methodist Church Float.
84. Green Hills Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
85. Dr. Phil McClure.
89. Crow-Walker Insurance.
90. Mercer County Fire Protection District.
92. Tenth Street Baptist Church Float.
95. Bill’s Bait and Tackle.
96. Barnes-Baker Automotive.
99. Eastview Manor Care Center Float.
102. Grundy Electric Cooperative.
106. El Nopal Mexican Restaurant.
108. Northeast Missouri Family Health Clinic.
109. Tenth Street Baptist Church Youth Float.
111. Superior Quality Carpet Cleaning.
112. Gene Wyant, 1953
113. North Grand River Baptist Association.
118. Trenton Transit Mix.
119. Jeff Matthews.
120. Raymond Hoyt family.
122. Vern and Jeannette Gilliland.
124. Kellie Moore.
125. Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Wilson.
126. Carol and Lynn Westcott.
127. Stuart and Julie Cassity.
128. Lora Wilson.
135. Debbie McWilliams.
136. Coffman and Hughes Riders.
150. NCMC Trail Riders.
Special hours at the Dorris Rider Art Gallery on the North Central Missouri College campus have been announced for this weekend’s Missouri Day Festival.
Persons will be able to enjoy this month’s show entitled “The Art and Craft of Quilting” from 1 to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. More than 25 quilts constructed by a dozen talented artisans are on display in a special showing located in the Frey Administrative Center on the NCMC campus. The show, dedicated to the late Annabel Baugher, will be on display throughout the month of October but due to public demand, the show will be extended to include special Missouri Day hours.
Opening ceremonies for the 2011 Missouri Day Festival will be Thursday night at the First Baptist Church. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman will serve as master of ceremonies.
Activities begin at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary and include announcement of the coloring contest and yard decorating contest winners as well as introduction of the grand marshals for Saturday’s parade. There will also be recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, who will be presenting the colors.
Music will be provided by the THS show choir, Gold Rush, under the direction of Matthew Remus, and will include four songs along with the National Anthem. The THS and TMS vocal music students will also present a fall concert following the program.
Prior to the opening ceremony, the Trenton Area Business Women will have a soup supper in the fellowship hall of the church from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Music will be in the air Saturday as 48 high school bands come to town to participate in the Fifteenth Annual Missouri Day Marching Festival this Saturday.
This event is one of the many activities scheduled during the Missouri Day Festival celebration.
Evaluative events are being provided the participating bands in parade, auxiliary, drumline and field show.
There will be an admission charged for the field show competition, scheduled to get under way at noon at C.F. Russell Stadium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children sixth grade and older and free for children below the sixth grade. The remaining events will be held in the Trenton High School gym and are free to the public.
The parade kicks off Band Day activities at 8:30 a.m. Thirty-three of the 48 bands entered in the festival will take part in the parade, along with Trenton High School. Those bands, as they will appear in order, include LaPlata, Linn County of Purdin, Novinger, Grundy R-5 of Galt, Southwest of Ludlow, Braymer, Pattonsburg, Princeton, Stewartsville, Glasgow, Leeton, Rock Port, Sweet Springs, Polo, Maysville, Putnam County of Unionville, Gallatin, Fayette, Brookfield, East Buchanan of Gower, Richmond, Maryville, Penney of Hamilton, Lawson, Macon, Center of Kansas City, Kirksville, Liberty North, Grandview, Chillicothe, Smithville, Oak Grove and Savannah.
Auxiliary competition begins at 10:10 a.m. in the high school. Participating bands, in their order of performance, include Braymer, pattonsburg, Leeton,Rock Port, DeKalb, Polo, Gallatin, Maysville, Trenton (exhibition), Lawson, South Harrison of Bethany, Macon, Carrollton, Penney of Hamilton, Maryville, Center of Kansas City, Grandview, Chillicothe, Lafayette of St. Joseph, Excelsior Springs, Liberty North, Kirksville, Savannah, Oak Grove, Smithville, Lee’s Summit West, Central of St. Joseph and Staley of Kansas City.
Drumline competition begins at 2:20 p.m. Participants, in the order of performance, include Kirksville, Excelsior Springs, Chillicothe, Benton of St. Joseph, Grandview, Savannah, Smithville, Liberty North, Oak Grove, Lee’s Summit, Staley of Kansas City, Leeton, Princeton, Pattonsburg, Moravia, IA, Gallatin, Trenton (exhibition), Brookfield, South Harrison of Bethany, Maryville, Macon and Lawson.
Field competition begins at noon at C.F. Russell Stadium. Participating bands set to perform, in order, include Glasgow, Putnam County of Unionville, DeKalb, Lone Jack, Fayette, Trenton (exhibition), Brookfield, Lathrop, Richmond, South Harrison of Bethany, Carrollton, Maryville, Lawson, Macon, Center of Kansas City, Benton of St. Joseph, Lafayette of St. Joseph, Excelsior Springs, Kirksville, Smithville, Savannah, Grandview, Liberty North, Oak Grove, Winnetonka of Kansas City, Lee’sSummit West, Oak Park of Kansas City, Staley of Kansas City, Central of St. Joseph and Liberty.
Awards will be presented around 8:15 p.m.