St. Robert Military Tribute to feature Freedom Rock

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Acclaimed Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen to Paint City of St. Robert Freedom Rock

Saint Robert, MO March 28, 2017 – The City of Saint Robert is pleased to announce that we have emplaced a large slab of Missouri limestone that will become a part of the Freedom Rock Tour. The Freedom Rock Tour is an effort by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II to paint unique, patriotic murals on rocks around the country. Sorensen started by painting a large rock in his native Iowa and began traveling the state painting murals in different towns that reflected the town’s history and connection with the Armed Forces as a way to honor them. This has since grown into a national effort with rocks painted in three states with the ultimate goal of two in all fifty states. Bubba Sorensen has been painting rocks for approximately 18 years and is well versed on preparation and painting for longevity. Bubba is also known internationally for his artwork.

The City of St. Robert Freedom Rock is approximately nine feet by 10 feet at its widest point. The size was a challenge to move and set, our rock is set in 12 inches of concrete. The intent of this project is to honor Saint Robert’s and the surrounding communities’ veterans and service members with a unique tribute recognizing their sacrifice. Additionally it will serve to highlight this area’s connection with the Armed Forces and Fort Leonard Wood. We hope that it will draw interest to the area from both locals and citizens across the country that have begun traveling to see the murals painted by Sorensen known as The Freedom Rock Tour.

The rock is located on Saint Robert Boulevard adjacent to our current St. Robert Military Tribute display and M60 Tank. Now that the rock has been emplaced, Sorensen is set to arrive and begin painting in late August and finish by September 11th, 2017. An enclosure will be built over the rock to protect it from the elements and to preserve the mural. After completion of work, a formal unveiling ceremony will be held. The public is encouraged to come out and watch while work is underway.

Any questions or media requests can be directed to the City of Saint Robert, 573-451-2000 extension 1307, or park@saintrobert.com. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Saint-Robert-Missouri-146291922095875. Bubba Sorensen’s work can be viewed at TheFeedomRock.com.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of March 27-April 2, 2017

Welcome to the following Group:
March 27-29- Lifestyle Tours

March 31, April 1 & 2- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”
What: Live theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, Waynesville
When: Fri. & Sat. curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sun. curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

March 24_25_31 PFAA Presents

April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum

April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

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April 1- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 8- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 8- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 15- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 15- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
April 29- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 29- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of March 20-March 26, 2017

Welcome to the following Group:
March 22- Legends Bank

March 24 & 25- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”
What: Live theater production
Where: Theater on the Square, Waynesville
When: Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

March 24_25_31 PFAA Presents

March 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction
Where: St. Robert Community Center, Saint Robert
When: 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5; 4 & under FREE
Contact: Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce– 573.336.5121

March 25 Taste of Pulaski County Full Flyer

Looking Ahead:

March 31- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 1 & 2- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of March 13-March 19, 2017

March 18- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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Looking Ahead:

March 24 & 25- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Saint Robert
March 31- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 1 & 2- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 7 & 8- PFAA Presents “Ledge, Ledger, and the Legend” & “Nobody Sleeps”, Waynesville
April 14 & 15- Sportsman Gun Show, Dixon
April 29- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of February 27-March 5, 2017

March 4- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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March 4- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigations start at dusk. Call for exact time.
Cost: $20 per person, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Paranormal Investigations the first Saturday, monthly, at the Talbot House in Waynesville!

Looking Ahead:

March 10 & 11- Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook-off, Saint Robert
March 11- Ham & Bean Variety Dinner Show, Dixon
March 25- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Action, Saint Robert
April 1- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of February 20-26, 2017

February 23- Welcome to National Tour Association pre FAM!

February 25- Pulaski County Farmers’ Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest Farmers’ Market- open year round!
Where: Farmers’ Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Campground, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers’ Market (Bruce Main)- 573.842.9079

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Looking Ahead:

March 4- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
March 10 & 11Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook-off, Saint Robert
March 11Ham & Bean Variety Dinner Show, Dixon
March 25Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Action, Saint Robert
April 11903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 1Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA