This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of September 18-September 24, 2017

Welcome to the following groups:
September 18: Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)
September 20 & 21: Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy
September 20-22: Midwest Wanderer travel bloggers (Skip & Connie Reed)

September 20- MVPA’s Historic Military Vehicle Display
What: Meet and greet & photo opportunity with MVPA Route 66 Convoy
Where: John B. Mahaffey Museum Parking Lot, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Fort Leonard Wood MWR– (573)563-5034/4145

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September 22 & 23- PFAA presents “Dracula”
What: Community theater production
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, 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

September 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 PFAA Dracula

September 22 & 23- Haunted River Float
What: Haunted float trip on the Gasconade River
Where: 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville
When: First float at dark, last check-in at 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Ruby’s Landing– 573.855.9567

Haunted River Float on the Gasconade River near Waynesville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 23- 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. Last day for 2017 season.
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

September 23- 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

Old Stagecoach Stop

September 23- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk, call for exact start time.
Cost: $25 per person, reservations required
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations

September 23 & 24- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch
What: Pumpkin patch and family-friendly autumn activities & concessions
Where: 10800 Highway D, Dixon
When: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $6 admission (ages 2 & up)
Contact: Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch (Marilyn Moehle)- 573.759.9045

Looking Ahead:

September 29 & 30- Haunted River Float, Waynesville
September 29, 30 & October 1- MidKnight Hollowfest, Waynesville
September 30- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
September 30, October 7, 14, 21, & 28- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
September 30, October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29- Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch, Dixon
September 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, & 31- Rising Haunted Attraction, Waynesville
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28- Haunted House & Corn Maze, Waynesville
October 7- Oktoberfest, Fort Leonard Wood
October 7- Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K, Waynesville
October 8- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
October 20- Halloween in the Park, Saint Robert
October 28- Truck or Treat, Crocker
October 28- Route 66 Challenge, Pulaski County
October 28- Zombie Run 5K/Trunk or Treat, Waynesville
October 28- Halloween Glow Run, Waynesville
October 31- Trick or Treat on Main Street, Dixon

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

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Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Historic military convoy will stop in Pulaski County

Saint Robert, MO- August 22, 2017

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (www.MVPA.org) 91st Anniversary Convoy with over 60 Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs) will retrace the original 1926 Route 66; launching from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, 16 September, 2017 and scheduled to arrive in Santa Monica, California some 29 days later, on Saturday, 14 October. The procession will enter Pulaski County from the east on Historic Route 66 in late afternoon on 20 September, 2017 and is scheduled to travel to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex at Fort Leonard Wood for viewing of the HMVs from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to meet and greet the owners and take photos. Visitors should be prepared to provide a current driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration to gain access to the post. Visitors will not need a pass for this event.

September 20 MVPA MWR Flyer

World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as “the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

Each day’s plans have been carefully prepared, including a detailed route map, stopping locations for AM and PM breaks as well as lunch and dinner stops and lodging plans for all of the RT 66 ’17 teams.

This 2,400 mile / 29 day Convoy represents America’s longest Veterans’ parade, honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of all generations. Historic Military Vehicles on the Convoy will range from WWI-era to those just released from the US Armed Forces inventories. The privately owned HMVs include motor cycles, jeeps and large cargo trucks.

These Convoys (the MVPA has conducted 3 previous large-scale HMV Convoys) represent the ground forces legacy of the Nation, showcasing America’s Historic Military Vehicles of many types.

The Convoy will have the support of local, county and state law enforcement agencies in many areas along the Convoy route.

Follow the Convoy progress on line http://www.convoyontheair.org/

Follow the Convoy on line with Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MVPAConvoy

Find the schedule and detailed route map (available mid September) at http://www.visitpulaskicounty.org/

About MVPA: Established in 1976, the non-profit MVPA is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.

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History Begets Art: “Marechaussee on Horseback”

The Military Police Corps Regiment was officially established September 26, 1941, just shy of 75 years ago. Their roots run much deeper though, all the way back to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. General Washington requested that the Provost Marshall position be created to handle the Continental Army’s disciplinary issues. William Maroney was tapped to fulfill the newly created staff position in January, 1776. During the Spring of 1778, Congress established the Provost Corps. General Washington referred to these troops as the “Marechaussee”, a French term used to describe a local guard force, or, loosely, the constabulary. The Marechaussee Corps would be formed exclusively as a police organization. Organized and equipped as light dragoons, they utilized their speed to aid in troop movements and in moving prisoners from the battlefield. The Marechaussee protected the Army’s rear and flanks during troop movements, searched for stragglers, guarded river crossings, and engaged in combat when needed.

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“Marechaussee on Horseback” by sculptor James Hall III. Photo courtesy of United States Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum.

During the Military Police Corps 75th anniversary celebration, to honor this legacy, Military Police Regimental Association will host a ribbon cutting of James Hall III’s sculpture “Marechaussee on Horseback” at Memorial Park (Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) September 19th, 2016 at 0945, followed by the annual Memorial Grove Dedication at 1000.

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“Gateway to the Regiment” by artist James Hall III. Image by Mr. Michael Curtis (Fort Leonard Wood).

“Marechaussee on Horseback” joins Mr. Hall’s bronze crossed pistol archway, “Gateway to the Regiment” (2008), and his 10 foot tall bronze replica of a World War II era Military Police soldier, “Of the Troops and for the Troops” (2010).

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“Of the Troops and for the Troops” by sculptor James Hall III. Photo courtesy of Military Police Regimental Association.

“Marechaussee on Horseback” depicts a lone mounted police soldier, surveying an endless field, and contemplating the Military Police Corps’ past, present, and future. The visual inspiration for the piece is Rick Reeves’ artwork “Dawn of the Regiment”. The sculpture is made of silicon bronze (copper with some tin), is almost 18 feet tall, almost 11 feet long, and weighs in at just under 3,000 pounds. The majority of the statue is 3/16″ thick. The legs of the horse are 1/4″ thick. During a four year long process, the piece was sculpted at JH Creative Studio in Nixa, Missouri and then shipped to AdAstra Art Bronze in Lawrence, Kansas where molten bronze was poured into the ceramic molds. After the molds were broken off of the hardened bronze mixture each piece was welded together and the patina was applied. The completed sculpture was installed at Memorial Grove September 2, 2016.

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“Marechaussee on Horseback” by artist James Hall III. Photo courtesy of United States Army Military Police Corps Regimental Museum.

Memorial Park is a serene location for soldiers, past and present, to reflect and to pay homage to fallen comrades. Memorial Park is home to the Chemical Corps Memorial and the Engineers Memorial, in addition to the Military Police Memorial. The Veterans’ Memorial serves as the central hub. The Engineers Memorial Grove includes a nine foot tall bronze sculpture, “The Sapper”, by Andrew Chernak, which was unveiled May 5, 2006. Replicas of “Gateway to the Regiment”, “Of the Troops and for the Troops”, and “Marechausse on Horeseback” are available at the nearby Mahaffey Museum Complex gift shop. For Fort Leonard Wood Access Control and Gate Information please refer to http://www.wood.army.mil/LEC/SOB/Access%20Control%20and%20Gate%20Information.html.

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 August 24, 2015-August 30, 2015

August 28- PCSW Farmers Market at Fort Leonard Wood
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Colyer Park, Fort Leonard Wood
When: 4:30-8:30 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Samantha Kramer (Market Manager)- 573.765.2500

August 28 & 29- Ozark Rodeo Association Rodeo
What: Family friendly rodeo
Where: Dixon Saddle Club, 16059 N. Highway 133, Dixon
When: 7 pm
Cost: Adults $8, Kids $4
Contact: Ozark Rodeo Association (Sherrie Norris)- 573.336.5066

August 29- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

August 29- Eighth Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff
What: BBQ Cookoff, Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Motorcycle & Car Show, Rock Crawlers Show, Cornhole Tournament
Where: Shrine Club Park, Buckhorn
When: 9 am- 4pm
Cost: $8 Adult, $5 Children (6-12), 5 & Under FREE
Contact: Kevin Cordry- 573.586.9801

8th Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff Flyer

8th Annual Shrine Club BBQ Cookoff Flyer

August 29- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in 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

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

August 29- 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 in 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 (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

August 29 & 30- Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show
What: Buy, sell, and trade with gun, knife, and archery vendors.
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: August 29- 9 am until 5 pm, August 30- 9 am until 3 pm
Cost: $5 door entry
Contact: Jerry- 573.433.6507

Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show August 29 & 30 in Saint Robert, MO.

Kiwanis Fifth Annual Gun, Knife, & Archery Show August 29 & 30 in Saint Robert, MO.

Looking Ahead:
September 5- Crocker’s Railroad Days
September 5, 12, 19, & 26- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
September 18 & 19- Dixon’s Cow Days
September 25- Women’s Expo
September 25 & 26- Southern Gospel Reunion

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of June 15, 2015-June 21, 2015

Welcome To The Following Groups:
June 19- Remember The Removal Riders
June 20- The Great Race

June 17-20- Pulaski County Regional Fair
What: Family friendly county fair
Where: St. Robert Community Center Fairground
When: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 4-11 pm, Saturday Noon-11:30 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Carl Boone- 816.261.6051

Pulaski County Regional Fair will be held in Saint Robert June 17th-20th!

Pulaski County Regional Fair will be held in Saint Robert June 17th-20th!

June 19- Unveiling of Trail of Tears Wayside Exhibits
What: Official unveiling of 7 Trail of Tears exhibits. Sponsored by National Park Service in partnership with Trail of Tears Association, City of Waynesville, and Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. Honored guests include Remember The Removal Riders.
Where: Laughlin Park, Waynesville
When: 9 am
Cost: FREE
Contact: Trail of Tears Association (Deloris Gray Wood)- 573.729.2545

Unveiling of seven Trail of Tears Wayside exhibits takes place in Laughlin Park June 19th. One of only seven certified sites in Missouri. Sponsored by  National Park Service in partnership with Trail of Tears Association, City of Waynesville, and Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. Honored guests include Remember The Removal Riders.

Unveiling of seven Trail of Tears Wayside exhibits takes place in Laughlin Park June 19th. One of only seven certified sites in Missouri. Sponsored by National Park Service in partnership with Trail of Tears Association, City of Waynesville, and Pulaski County Tourism Bureau. Honored guests include Remember The Removal Riders.

June 20- 16th Annual Volkslauf
What: 10K Mud Run hosted by United States Marine Corps
Where: Building 1702, Fort Leonard Wood
When: Check In begins at 6 am, Race begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $150 per adult team, $90 per youth team, $35 per individual. Pre race registration discounts.
Contact: Gunnery Sergeant Robert Sallee- 843.441.7526

Hosted by the United States Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood the 16th Annual Volkslauf is a motivated 10K Mud Run.

Hosted by the United States Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood the 16th Annual Volkslauf is a motivated 10K Mud Run.

June 20 & 21- Meyer Tree and Berry Farm
What: Pick your own blueberries
Where: 13018 Highway D, Dixon
When: Saturday 8 am-5 pm, Sunday Noon-5 pm
Cost: By the pound, call for pricing specifics
Contact: Meyer Tree & Berry Farm (Marvis Meyer)- 573.759.7998

Create lasting memories with your family as you pick your own blueberries at Meyer Tree and Berry Farm near Dixon, MO!

Create lasting memories with your family as you pick your own blueberries at Meyer Tree and Berry Farm near Dixon, MO!

June 20- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmer's Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

Pulaski County Farmer’s Market is held year round in downtown Waynesville!

June 20- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in 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

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

June 20- 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 in 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 (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

June 20- 10th Annual USO Military Support Motorcycle Ride
What: 200+ riders support the military by supporting the USO
Where: Ride begins at Ozark Harley Davidson in Lebanon and ends at Route 66 Freedom Fest on the Square in Waynesville.
When: Registration begin at 10 am, ride departs at Noon.
Cost: $15 donation per motorcycle
Contact: Freedom Of Road Riders Local 28- 573.586.7221

Show your patriotic pride and support the USO and our military during this annual motorcycle ride!

Show your patriotic pride and support the USO and our military during this annual motorcycle ride!

June 20- Route 66 Freedom Fest
What: Family friendly street festival
Where: On the Square, Downtown Waynesville
When: 11 am-4 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Route 66 Fest On The Square (Audra Berrier)- 573.774.3001

Bring your family to downtown Waynesville for this street festival! Vintage cars from The Great Race will be on hand and watch 200+ motorcycles roll into town for the conclusion of the USO Support Ride.

Bring your family to downtown Waynesville for this street festival! Vintage cars from The Great Race will be on hand and watch 200+ motorcycles roll into town for the conclusion of the USO Support Ride.

June 20- Rockapalooza 2015
What: Live music festival
Where: Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey
When: 2-11 pm
Cost: $7
Contact: KFLW (Tracy O’Quinn)- 573.336.5359

Looking Ahead-
June 23-27: Tri-County Fair
June 23-28: Meyer Tree and Berry Farm
June 27 & 28- 28th Annual Cave State Cruisers Car Show

Home to the 2015 National Speleological Society Convention
#NSS2015
July 13-17, 2015
Waynesville, MO
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National Speleological Society Convention will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Waynesville, Missouri.

National Speleological Society Convention will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Waynesville, Missouri.

A Featured Destination in FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier
Premiering Summer 2015

FIREBALL RUN: America's Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.

FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of May 18, 2015-May 24, 2015

May 22-25- Mid America Freedom Rally XXVII
What: Largest motorcycle rally in Mid Missouri
Where: Pulaski County-Ft. Leonard Wood Shrine Club
When: Gates open the 22nd at Noon, events runs through the morning of May 26th.
Cost: MRO members $25 per person, Non-members $30
Contact: Freedom of the Road Riders (Anita Servos)- 573.821.6766

May 22-25 Freedom Rally

May 23- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

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May 23- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed in 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

Museums In Waynesville

 May 23- 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 in 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 (Jan Primas)- 573.435.6766

Looking Ahead:
May 29: CXMMA International MMA Fights
May 30: Route 66 Summer Jam

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County USA LogoEvents for the week of March 2, 2015-March 8, 2015

March 7- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Year- round Farmer’s Market
Where: South Lynn Street, Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Bruce Main- 573.842.9079

Pulaski County Farmers Market Logo March 7- 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

An evening you won't soon forget- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House in Waynesville, Missouri!

An evening you won’t soon forget- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House in Waynesville, Missouri!

Looking Ahead:
March 14 & 15- JROTC Invitational Drill Meet
March 21- Route 66 St. Patty’s Fest
March 28- Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

Home to the 2015 National Speleological Society Convention
#NSS2015
July 13-17, 2015
Waynesville, MO
nss2015.caves.org

Hitchhiker's Guide To Missouri CavingA Featured Destination in FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier
Premiering Summer 2015

FIREBALL RUN: America's Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.

FIREBALL RUN: America’s Frontier premiers in its entirety Summer 2015.