This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of December 5-December 11, 2016

December 5 thru December 11- Richland City of Lights
What: Festive Christmas light show, with music, that will amaze your friends and impress your kids! Guaranteed to get your family in the holiday spirit!
Where: Richland
When: Light show is switched on at 5:30 p.m. Nightly light show through December 31, 2016.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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December 9 & 10- Journey to Bethlehem
What: Old Bethlehem comes to life with over 100 different characters and live animals.
Where: Crocker Christian Church, 16200 Highway 17, Crocker
When: 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Crocker Christian Church (Larry Richardson)- 573.736.5121

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December 9, 10, & 11 PFAA presents “A Seussified Christmas Carol”
What: A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in Seuss-spoken rhyming couplets.
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. curtain, Sun. 2:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

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December 10- 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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December 10- Richland Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade
Where: Richland, Missouri
When: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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December 10- Lighted Christmas Parade
What: A parade of holiday lights winds through Dixon and ends with Christmas In The Park festivities.
Where: Dixon, Missouri
When: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dixon Chamber of Commerce (Laura Jacobs)- 573.308.5259

Looking Ahead:
December 12 through 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 16, 17, & 18- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville

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

4 Things You Will Love In December!

1. City of Lights- A new tradition in downtown Richland, this festive (and impressive) light show, with music, expands on the display of Christmas Past at Dr. Hilton’s House. Dr. Hilton himself, along with family members, and other volunteers have designed a light display that will amaze your kids and impress your friends. Guaranteed to get your family in the holiday spirit! Nightly, December 1st-31st.

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2. Nativity Scene- A beloved Christmas tradition since the 1950’s, Waynesville’s Nativity Scene sits high upon Bell’s Bluff. While the nativity itself is on private property, it can be seen from many vantage points in downtown Waynesville- even as far away as Interstate 44. The tradition was started by the Lion’s Club and the nativity’s maintenance has been adopted by the Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club. The nativity is now lit each year during the Christmas On The Square celebration. Nightly, December 1st-31st.

3. Lighted Vintage Bridge- At the beginning of 2013 the future of the 1923 Devils Elbow Bridge was in jeopardy. Luckily, the bridge was refurbished and after a brief closure during repairs, is again carrying Route 66 traffic across the Big Piney River. Two years ago residents of the historic village of Devils Elbow, and some “regulars” at the Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ decided to spruce up this engineering beauty with Christmas lights. Word spread, and travelers from across the United States, and around the globe, came to drive across the illuminated bridge. It was a hit and the bridge’s neighbors decided to do it again this year! Now in its third year, the bridge decorations include well over 11,000 lights.

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Photo by Laura Huffman for Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

4. Festivals & Parades- The holiday season is upon us and tidings of joy can be found all across Pulaski County, MO! Put these happenings on your calendar!

December 1- Christmas on the Square, Waynesville
December 2 & 3Ole Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland
December 2 & 3“A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 3Christmas Parade, Laquey
December 4Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, Waynesville
December 4Holiday in the Park, Saint Robert
December 4Christmas on Main Street, Crocker
December 9 & 10Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9, 10, & 11“A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 10Christmas Parade, Richland
December 10Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon
December 16, 17, & 18“A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of November 28-December 4, 2016

November 28 thru December 4- Richland City of Lights
What: Festive Christmas light show, with music that will amaze your friends and impress your kids! Guaranteed to get your family in the holiday spirit!
Where: Richland
When: Dark until 10:00 p.m. Nightly light show through December 31, 2016.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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December 1- Christmas on the Square
What: Live nativity scene, photos with Santa, Elf, & The Grinch, train rides, pony rides, Christmas & Holiday craft vendors, free hot chocolate, cookies, activities at Old Stagecoach Stop.
Where: On the Square, downtown Waynesville
When: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Pam Seda)- 573.774.6910

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December 2 & 3- Ole Time Christmas
What: Village Market & fire pit warming stations
Where: Shady Dell Park, Richland
When: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

December 2 & 3- PFAA presents “A Seussified Christmas Carol”
What: A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in Seuss-spoken rhyming couplets.
Where: Theater on the Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573.774.3050

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December 3- 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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December 3- Laquey Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade
Where: Highway A & Highway P junction, Laquey
When: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Laquey R5 School District (David Hokanson)- 573.528.8840

December 3- Paranormal Investigations of the 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

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December 4- Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade
Where: Waynesville Middle School to Waynesville Square
When: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Kiwanis Club of Pulaski County (Tim Berrier)- 573.774.3001

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December 4- Holiday in the Park
What: Holiday celebration
Where: St. Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive, Saint Robert
When: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: City of Saint Robert– 573.451.2625

December 4- Christmas on Main Street
What: Christmas celebration
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall– 573.736.5327

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Looking Ahead:

December 1 through 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 9 & 10- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9, 10, & 11- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 10- Christmas Parade, Richland
December 10- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon
December 16, 17, & 18- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville

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

Pulaski County USA Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

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Compiled by Terri Gualeni & Katherine Dreadfulwater, Pulaski County Visitor Center Representatives

Aussie Jacks
141 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-2447
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Boston Market
Building 487
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
(573)329-2391 x 7
Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Cafe 56
320 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573)774-8489
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Chicken Bones Party Bar and Grill
14400 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-5055
Hours: 4:00 p.m. until closing

Cracker Barrel
128 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-7273
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Denny’s
231 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-4441
Open 24 hours

Honey Chile’ Please
1100 Old Route 66
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573)433-2989
Hours: 11:30 a.m. until sold out

Ichiban Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
240 Marshall Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-5036
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

McDonald’s
381 State Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-3011
Open 24 hours

McDonald’s
310 Ichord Avenue
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573)774-6671
Open 24 hours

OB’s Billiards
982 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-8808
Hours: Noon until 1:30 a.m

Ruby Tuesday
135 St. Robert Boulevard
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573) 336-5140
Hours: 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Sonic Drive-In
1030 Old Route 66
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-2007
Hours: 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Starbucks
322 Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)337-4765
Hours: 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Starbucks
300 Ichord Avenue (Price Cutter)
Waynesville, MO 65583
(573)774-8489
Hours: 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Waffle House
321 State Highway Z
Saint Robert, MO 65584
(573)336-4331
Open 24 hours

Westwood Cafe
27050 South Highway 133
Richland, MO 65556
(573)765-3831
Hours: 5:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of November 21-November 27, 2016

November 26- 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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November 26- City of Lights Kick-Off
What: Festive Christmas light show, with music, that will amaze your kids and impress your friends! Guaranteed to get your family in the holiday spirit!
Where: Downtown Richland
When: Light show is switched on at 5:30 p.m. Nightly light show through December 31, 2016.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

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November 26- Laura Ashley LIVE In Concert
What: Up and coming country music performer Laura Ashley kicks off Richland’s City of Lights during this family-friendly show.
Where: Downtown Richland
When: Concert begins at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 417.693.5601

Looking Ahead:

December 1 through 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 1- Christmas On The Square, Waynesville
December 2 & 3- Ole Time Christmas at Shady Dell Park, Richland
December 2 & 3- “A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 3- Christmas Parade, Laquey
December 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 4- Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, Waynesville
December 4- Holiday In The Park, Saint Robert
December 4- Christmas on Main Street, Crocker
December 9 & 10- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9, 10, & 11- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 10- Christmas Parade, Richland
December 10- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon
December 16, 17, & 18- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville

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

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild Quilt Show

by Laura Huffman

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild members come from many walks of life. Although they took different paths, it led them to a tight knit group of artists and storytellers. The quilters themselves may disagree somewhat with that statement (they are a modest bunch)- but when I look at their handcrafted quilts, I see fantastic folk art. You can see their work displayed November 19th at the Saint Robert Community Center during their bi-annual Quilt Show.

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Their stories of how they got started, and when they got started, are wide ranging. One member made her first quilt in high school Home Economics class, another was 68 years old before she took the plunge and made her first quilt. Some of the members are carrying on family traditions that were started generations ago and others are the first in their family to quilt. Techniques and styles vary, as does inspiration. Some find inspiration in the people and places around them, some look to magazines such as American Patchwork and Better Homes and Gardens Quilt. Monthly meetings of the guild and Pinterest also inspire. Some quilts are created to be heirlooms and some are created to be for daily use.

In some cases, quilts equal heritage. One member’s favorite quilt that was made by someone else dates back to the early 1900’s and was created by Ginny. Ginny lived on a farm in Colorado and raised 9 children in a home with no electric or indoor plumbing. Life was hard and every minute of the day was devoted to chores for survival. Warmth was a high priority so as Ginny had moments, and fabric, to spare she would add a piece to her pattern-less quilt. The fabric may have been a piece from a flour sack or a worn out dress. It made for a colorful, “scrappy” quilt, that the family still displays to this day. The quilt will be handed down to Ginny’s grandson. Another member describes creating a quilt block by block each month that her daughter was serving in Iraq. Each month after a block was completed she would send her soldier daughter a picture of the work. That quilt became a “love link” between mother and daughter.

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“Trust In God” by Kathi Crawford. 2015 Missouri State Fair 3rd Place winner.

Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild quilts are award winning! Seven of their quilts placed at the 2015 Missouri State Fair, including Kathi Crawford’s 3rd place entry “Trust In God”. Crawford, a veteran, started quilting as a form of therapy after a horrendous motorcycle accident. In an effort to raise money for Wounded Warriors Crawford donated the quilt to be auctioned in Kansas City, even though she had grown attached to it while making it. Circumstances brought the quilt back to her and in 2014 she entered it in the GTPQG show where it won 2nd place in People’s Choice. In 2015 she entered it in the State Fair where it won 3rd place. After the fair, judges mentioned that the quilt had been photographed countless times and the sentiment of the piece moved some people to tears. It is a stunning, and emotional quilt.

Like your grandmother’s homemade chicken and dumplings, Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild quilts are made with love. Even when they are made for strangers. The Guild has a long standing tradition of donating more than 100 quilts a year to Veterans. They also donate quilts to newborns and Genesis, A Place of New Beginnings in Waynesville. The theme for this year’s quilt show is “Honor The Active” and twenty active duty service members will be gifted with quilts during the event.

The show will also feature four categories of quilts- and the public is encouraged to vote for their favorites.

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For more information on Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild feel free to visit with them in person on Saturday, November 19th during the Quilt Show or connect with them via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/GTPQuiltGuild

The guild is open to quilters of all experience levels- from beginners to master quilters!

For more ideas on things to see and do in Pulaski County, Missouri, please visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of November 14-November 20, 2016

Welcome To The Following Groups:
Edgerton’s Travel- November 14

November 19- 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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November 19- Gone To Pieces Quilt Show
What: Hosted by Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild, this show will feature a variety of quilts, including several Missouri State Fair award winning quilts.
Where: Saint Robert Community Center, 114 J.H. Williamson Drive
When: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. .
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild (Bonnie Kinkel)- 573.774.9990

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November 19- The Baker Band & Friends
What: Family-friendly variety show
Where: The Barn, 13015 Highway 28, Dixon
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show begins at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
Contact: The Barn, Bill Johnson- 573.433.9370

Looking Ahead:

November 26- City of Lights Kick Off, Richland
November 26- Laura Ashley LIVE In Concert, Richland
December 1 through 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 1- Christmas On The Square, Waynesville
December 2 & 3- “A Seussified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 3- Christmas Parade, Laquey
December 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
December 4- Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, Waynesville
December 9 & 10- Journey to Bethlehem, Crocker
December 9, 10, & 11- “A Seuessified Christmas Carol”, Waynesville
December 10- Christmas Parade, Richland
December 10- Lighted Christmas Parade, Dixon

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