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6th Annual Patriotic Celebration

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The 2016 Patriotic Celebration was a huge success! Thanks to our Co-Chairs, Roxann Shook and Amy Kanning; along with a group of wonderful sponsors. A big THANK YOU to Diana and Ronnie Mellon for the use of the Rustic Barn and Barrel facilities and the barrel train. Thanks to Jeff Terrill and Magnum Power for driving the children around the grounds in the barrel train.

The overcast skies provided a welcome cool down for the evening, however made for some cool water for the dunk tank participants! Thanks to these brave souls!

Dale Stark, Casey Johnson (Donald Trump), Emersen Harris (Hillary Clinton), Chief Robert Smith, Cindy Sloan, Coach Dunn, Mayor Greg Taylor, and Luke Atkins.

The donation by the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce of the trolley and driver was a wonderful addition to drive folks from the parking area to the attractions. The children enjoyed the inflatable obstacle course sponsored by American Family Insurance/Josh Thomas, and Bingo, sponsored by the Rotary Club, was enjoyed in the barn. The food court and funnel cakes sponsored by the Lawson Chamber of Commerce, were available, as well as pies and brownies and slushies. The donation by Judy’s Place of 800 pounds of ice was wonderful.

Exhibits by the Ray County Sherriff, Lawson Fire and Rescue, and Life Flight were enjoyed, as well as the special music provided by Bill Morrow (Ragged Old Flag), Steve Phipps (I’m Proud to be an American), and Ina Jo Barker (God Bless America).

7:00 pm brought the start of the program with welcome and remarks by Mark Claypole, President of the Lawson Chamber of Commerce; the presentation of the Colors by Jeff Bye (VFW Color Guard) and the singing of the National Anthem by Ina Jo Barker. Mark Porth did an outstanding job as the emcee and DJ for the evening, a big thanks for the use of his sound equipment; and a big thanks to Louie Mellon for the use of the wagon for our stage! At dark, the much anticipated finale to the evening‐ the Fireworks display, courtesy of the VFW, topped off a great evening.

Once again, the Chamber would like to thank all those that sponsored, or volunteered their time and talents to make this a great evening for our community. Hope to see you all next year!

Grand Finale Sponsors ($500) Goppert Financial Bank and the Rustic Barn and Barrel

Stars and Stripes Sponsor ($400) Joshua C. Thomas Agency, American Family Insurance

Red White and Boom Sponsor ($300) The Lawson Review

Bottle Rocket Sponsor ($100) Kanning Dental, Swearingin Concrete Foundations, ABS Technologies, Catrick’s/Coppertop Tradin’Post, Judy’s Place, Lawson Agri‐Services, Candyman, and Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce

Sparkler Sponsor ($50) Excelsior Springs Hospital, Community Auto Repair Service, Lawson United Methodist Church, and Ferguson Tax and Accounting.



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