Well it was another rainy weekend in Pulaski County USA, but of course that did not stop all of the fun! Leadership Pulaski County began Thursday night with a Welcome Reception followed by a Tour of Fort Leonard Wood on Friday. This program, developed by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, “…is a community based leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop leaders.” The Welcome Dinner on Thursday night was sponsored by Security bank while The Tour of Fort Leonard Wood “Lunch and Learn” was sponsored by Leonard Wood Institute. During the tour, given by Mark Premont the Director of the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office at Fort Leonard Wood, the class was filled in on the history of the base as well as current projects taking place. For lunch they ate with the trainees and after lunch the class enjoyed truck driving and shooting training simulators. The next Leadership class is in October where they will be learning about Tourism in Pulaski County.
Photo courtesy of Leadership Pulaski County
Many events took place this weekend; Zumba Party in Pink, Lost in the Woods Women’s Expo, Richland Saddle Club Fun Show, Interactive showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and a Bummer that Summers over Party! However the most anticipated event of the weekend and one of the biggest events of the year in Pulaski County USA, was Dixon Cowdays! Cowdays took place on Friday and Saturday where the rain kept pouring and so did the people coming in. Regardless of the weather, the community and long-time Cowdays fans braved the rain to enjoy this tradition. While it rained most of the day on Saturday, the skies dried up for the parade and the people continued to come out. The big hits of the festival were the climbing wall, bounce houses, and water slides which will be back next year. They had turtle races, egg tosses, live bands and much more, but the most exciting part of Cowdays is that they give away three cows to the public! Shop in a Dixon Chamber business and you get a ticket. Come to Cowdays and if they draw your ticket, you win a cow! Make sure you put Cowdays on your schedule next year for September 20-21, 2013! You don’t want to miss it and remember…come on out rain or shine!
Photos by Van Beydler
We have another fun-filled weekend coming up in Pulaski County USA! Tomorrow morning we have two 5Ks to keep you in shape! Support the Crocker Schools Athletic Department or Toys for Tots and get your run on in the morning. Make sure you run on over to Richland where they will be having their huge swap meet in Shady Dell Park from 8am-8pm. Enjoy some good ole bull riding with the Championship Youth Bull Riding Finals at Secrest arena at 2pm and 7pm. Enjoy a good poker run? Ride on out to the VFW Post 3168 for a Poker Run benefiting Toys for Tots and Coats for Kids on Saturday with BBQ and a DJ to follow. Ladies, leave the men at home on Saturday night for a fun girls only Prom! All ages are welcome to this family friendly event, so come on out with your dancing shoes on! We hope that you get to enjoy something fun, so pick and event and do something this weekend!
If there are any questions on events, please see our website at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com or give us a call at 877-858-TOUR!
Until next week,
Pulaski County Tourism Bureau