This Week Around Pulaski County USA (January 28 – February 3, 2013)

Events for the week of January 28 – February 3rd, 2013

January 28th – Toby Minor Family Benefit
What: Skate Night to benefit the family of Toby Minor.
Where: Rinky Dink Roller Rink, 107 Cedar Street, Crocker
When: 5pm
Cost: Skating Admission (will be donated to the Minor Family)
Contact: Rinky Dink Roller Rink: 417-316-0751

January 28th – Community Forum
What: Panel discussion pertaining to economic & community development for the Waynesville – St. Robert areas.
Where: Waynesville High School Library
When: 6:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Waynesville – St. Robert Chamber of Commerce 573-336-5121

February 2nd – Little Princess Party
What: Bring your little princess (ages 2 – 10) to enjoy snacks, games, craft making, & pictures.
Where: St. Robert Community Center
When: 9 am – 11 am
Cost: $10 per participant
Contact: City of St. Robert 573-451-2625

February 2nd – First Annual Virtuous Women’s Expo
What: Shopping, beauty, wellness, health, fitness, kids & baby, home, food, entertainment and more JUST FOR HER!
Where: The ARK Community & Sports Center, 25625 Highway 17, Waynesville
When: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: The ARK: 573-337-9128

February 2nd – War Of The Wings
What: Chicken Wing Cook-Off.
Where: Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ, 21050 Teardrop Road, Devils Elbow
When: 4 pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Elbow Inn & BBQ: 573-336-5375

February 2nd – Laugh Your Hair Down
What: Ladies (21+) Night Out Comedy Show.
Where: Hampton Inn, 103 St. Robert Plaza Drive, St. Robert
When: 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $35
Contact: Hummin’ Bird Events: 573-227-2238

St. Robert Designated As “Purple Heart City”

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The City of Saint Robert became the first city on the Interstate 44 corridor to become a Purple Heart City on the Purple Heart Trail.  A Purple Heart City is a community with “great admiration and gratitude for the men and women who have served this country.”

“The City of St. Robert seeks to recognize veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart veteran,” Anita Ivey said. “The Board of Alderman desire to proclaim the city of St Robert to be a Purple Heart city, honoring the sacrifices of our nation’s men and women in uniform serving to protect our freedoms.”

The Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to be a symbolic trail throughout all 50 states to commemorate and honor all men and women who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The Purple Heart Trail originates in Mount Vernon, Va., and traverses the United States to California.

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Several Purple Heart recipients attended a reception at City of Saint Robert Municipal Center January 22, 2013 and the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the City with a plaque and a flag to be flown on Purple Heart Day, August 7.

August 7 marks the anniversary of the date that General George Washington created the “Badge of Military Merit”, the precursor of the Purple Heart, in 1782.

The designation of St. Robert as a Purple Heart City is another indicator of the prevalent patriotism that runs deep in Pulaski County USA.

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