Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club Tours Pulaski County USA

Last week, 36 members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club from Bixby, Oklahoma traveled to Pulaski County, Missouri for a “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage” tour. The group enjoyed two jam packed days of Ozark adventure.

After officially being welcomed to Pulaski County by the Tourism Bureau staff, with a reception complete with cookies, coffee, and juice at the Visitors Center in Saint Robert, the tour headed to Fort Leonard Wood for a lunch at one of the dining facilities and a guided windshield tour of the installation. Some of the highlights of the windshield tour included the Reception Battalion, the Main Exchange, Brigade Row on Iowa Avenue, Nutter Field House (built in 1942), Sapper Leader Course, and Training Area 244- also known as the “Million Dollar Hole” because of the value of the equipment kept on site that is used for training purposes.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club first stop in Pulaski County, Missouri was the Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club first stop in Pulaski County, Missouri was the Visitors Center in Saint Robert.

While on Fort Leonard Wood the participants visited Mahaffey Museum Complex. The museum is unique in that it is the only place in the country where you can visit three U.S. Army Branch museums in a single location. The complex houses the Military Police Museum, The Chemical Corps Museum, and the U.S. Army Engineer Museum. There is also a WWII Company area and a Historic Vehicle Park.

The evening meal was another unique destination and experience- The Cave Restaurant & Resort is the nation’s only restaurant inside a cave! Group members remarked that the view overlooking the Gasconade River was stunning and that dinner was “two thumbs up”.

Host hotel, Baymont Inn & Suites in Saint Robert, exceeded expectations. The complimentary hot breakfast was especially well received. The waffles and biscuits ‘n gravy were just what these adventurers needed to prepare for a busy day!

Baymont Inn & Suites  in Saint Robert, exceeded the expectations of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club.

Baymont Inn & Suites in Saint Robert, exceeded the expectations of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club.

The Bank Club’s second day in “Pulaski County USA” kicked off with a guided tour of Route 66 with local historian Terry Primas. Primas described points of interests and told stories of the section of the old Mother Road that runs between Devils Elbow and Waynesville. They were able to see alignments of the road that dated to the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s. The tour traveled through an area that has been described as the most scenic section of Missouri’s Route 66. The bluffs above the old steel bridge in Devils Elbow looked like a postcard- and sure enough, they had indeed been the backdrop for many postcards of the area!

A vintage postcard depicts the scene that can be found at Devils Elbow on Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

A vintage postcard depicts the scene that can be found at Devils Elbow on Route 66 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Ready to stretch their legs, the tour group headed to a fabulous lunch at Hoppers Pub on the Square in Waynesville. Recharged and refreshed, they were ready to explore the 1903 Courthouse Museum, Old Stagecoach Stop, and downtown area. The Courthouse Museum is housed in what was Pulaski County’s Courthouse from 1903 until 1989. Designed by Missouri State Architect Henry H. Hohenschild, the upstairs courtroom is in its original condition. The craftsmanship has withstood the test of time and some folks have commented that one can almost hear attorneys arguing cases from the past. Denise Seevers, Museum Curator, told the visitors of a murder that took place in the building in the 1930’s. She also told of bullet holes on the exterior of the building that are scars from a bank robbery that occurred in 1917. The citizens tried to fight the bandits off from the courthouse area and the bad guys shot back!

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) members chat outside of Pulaski County Museum in downtown Waynesville, MO.

Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) members chat outside of Pulaski County Museum in downtown Waynesville, MO.

The Old Stagecoach Stop is a fascinating building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the Stop has served as a tavern, Civil War hospital, and hotel. It is one of Pulaski County’s oldest buildings and its museum is arranged by time period- each room depicting an era of the buildings history. Old Stagecoach Stop Museum & Foundation President Jan Primas and Jeanie Porter guided the group through the building while explaining its past, significance & importance.

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO has a lot of stories to tell!

The Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, MO has a lot of stories to tell! Photo by Laura Huffman.

The club enjoyed free time in downtown Waynesville and members wandered to historic sites and shopping opportunities. Several souvenirs were purchased at Lost In The Woods Antiques & Collectibles, Seda’s Gift Shop, Talbot House, Just Because, Eircil’s Jewelry, and at the gift shop inside Paradise Deli– a German restaurant. Tour members also sampled local flavor at Purn’s Thai Kitchen, Sugar Shack, I Love Ice Cream, Route 66 Candy Shoppe, and Cellar 66. Cellar 66 hosted a wine tasting- and it was a hit! The group also discovered Waynesville Gun & Pawn and Odyssey Scuba. A dive shop in landlocked Pulaski County seemed odd to them until they found out that nearby Roubidoux Spring is home to a large underground cave system and that the area is known for its cave diving opportunities.

A member of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) browses at Seda's Gift Shoppe on the Square in downtown Waynesville, MO.

A member of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK.) browses at Seda’s Gift Shoppe on the Square in downtown Waynesville, MO.

Participants of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club

Participants of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club ” “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage” tour enjoy a sweet treat at I Love Ice Cream in downtown Waynesville.

Members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK) pose at the corner of Historic Route 66 in downtown Waynesville during their

Members of Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club (Bixby, OK) pose at the corner of Historic Route 66 in downtown Waynesville during their “Fun, Fort, & Fall Foliage tour.

The day’s activities concluded with a sumptuous meal at destination restaurant Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro. The drive to the restaurant on Highway 28 treated passengers to a glorious splash of Ozark color, but that was nothing compared to the views from the dinner tables. The food, the view, and the delightful company of tour companions made this the perfect finale to the two days of “Fun, Fort, and Fall Foliage” tour to Pulaski County, Missouri.

Destination restaurant, Di Trapani's Italian Bistro overlooks Portuguese Point of the Gasconade River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

Destination restaurant, Di Trapani’s Italian Bistro overlooks Portuguese Point of the Gasconade River in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

“Everything was perfect. My travel group cannot thank me enough! Thank you for that- I could not have done this tour without you! You help me succeed making my customers happy with our bank, while experiencing a “Class A” tour. My happy customers make me a happy customer!!” —Lisa Beach, Group Travel Planner- Citizens Security Bank Horizons Club

Are you organizing a group travel tour? Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is happy to provide these complimentary services for Receptives and Group Tour Operators:
• Customized Group Itineraries
• Step-on Guide Referrals/Coordination
• Lodging/Dining Bid Assistance
• Meeting Space Assistance
• Museum Tour Coordination
• FREE Welcome Reception/Comfort Stop
Our Certified Travel Industry Specialist will assist with many aspects of the planning process including customized itineraries. Contact Karen Hood today!

Call Karen Hood to arrange your group tour to Pulaski County USA!

Call Karen Hood to arrange your group tour to Pulaski County USA!

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Korean War Monument Dedication Held in Pulaski County, Missouri

Patriotic Pulaski County has a long and proud tradition of patriotism. Another symbol of our patriotic pride was unveiled Monday, November 11, 2013 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood. The Pulaski County Korean Association dedicated their gift, the Korean War Memorial monument to gathered onlookers and dignified guests in a ceremony that started at 9:00 a.m..

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by attendees after the singing of the National Anthem of the United States of America and the National Anthem of the Republic of Korea.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by attendees after the singing of the National Anthem of the United States of America and the National Anthem of the Republic of Korea.

A member of Harry L. Herron Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49 salutes the American flag during the National Anthem of the United States of America.

A member of Harry L. Herron Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49 salutes the American flag during the National Anthem of the United States of America.

The monument is a tribute to the 358 soldiers from 62 counties surrounding Pulaski County that gave their lives during the Korean War.

Speakers included Charles G. Baxter (Director, Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood), 1SG (Ret.) Walter B. Dixon (Former POW/MIA- Korean War), Kyong Rainbolt (President, Pulaski County Korean Association), Stan Baughn (Director, Missouri Cemeteries Program- Missouri Veterans Commission) and Jin-hyun Lee (Consul, Korean Consulate in Chicago).

1SG (Ret) Walter B. Dixon speaks about his experience as a POW during the Korean War. Mr. Dixon also recited some of his poetry.

1SG (Ret) Walter B. Dixon speaks about his experience as a POW during the Korean War. Mr. Dixon also recited some of his poetry.

Mrs. Kyong Rainbolt, President of Pulaski County Korean Association spoke of her appreciation for those who served in the Korean War.

Mrs. Kyong Rainbolt, President of Pulaski County Korean Association spoke of her appreciation for those who served in the Korean War.

Distinguished guests included Steve Lynch (State Representative District 122), COL Bjarne M. Iverson (Chief of Staff, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence- Fort Leonard Wood), CSM Terrence Murphy (Command Sergeant Major, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence- Fort Leonard Wood), George Sanders (Mayor of Saint Robert), Luge Hardman (Mayor of Waynesville), Dr. Virgie Mahan (President, Assistance Association), Members of Harry L. Herron Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49, and Pastors of Korean Churches.

After the unveiling and acceptance of the monument Mr. Lee expressed appreciation for all those who served in the Korean War and Mrs. Rainbolt described the war as “America’s forgotten victory”. Both Mr. Lee and Mrs. Rainbolt reminded those in attendance that “Freedom is Not Free”. 60th Anniversary coins were presented to the Korean War Veterans in attendance by Mr. Lee.

Mrs. Kyong Rainbolt & Mr. Jin-hun Lee moments after the Korean War Memorial at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood was unveiled. The monument is a gift from Pulaski County Korean Association. Photo by Daily Guide.

Mrs. Kyong Rainbolt & Mr. Jin-hun Lee moments after the Korean War Memorial at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood was unveiled. The monument is a gift from Pulaski County Korean Association. Photo by Daily Guide.

After the monument was unveiled Mr. Jin-hyun Lee presented 60th Anniversary commemorative coins to the Korean War Veterans in attendance. Photo by Daily Guide.  #PatrioticPulaski #PulaskiCountyUSA #VeteranThanks

After the monument was unveiled Mr. Jin-hyun Lee presented 60th Anniversary commemorative coins to the Korean War Veterans in attendance. Photo by Daily Guide.

Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon issued a proclamation that was read by Charles Baxter. The proclamation recognizes that “trade and economic development, tourism and educational and cultural exchanges advance our peoples and peoples around the world and promote peace” and also commended the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago “for honoring Korean War veterans and their families and friends”.

Governor Jay Nixon's Proclamation was read by Charles Baxter.  #PatrioticPulaski #PulaskiCountyUSA #VeteranThanks #ReuniteInPulaski

Governor Jay Nixon’s Proclamation was read by Charles Baxter.

The Korean War was fought from 25 June, 1950 until an armistice was signed by South Korea and North Korea 27 July, 1953. The United States sent 480,002 troops to aid South Korea against the North Korean invaders. Of these, the United States had 36, 503 casualties and 92, 073 wounded. The sacrifices made by American troops greatly helped South Korea and its people, and also helped to stop the spread of communism.

Korean War Veterans gather around their monument at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood. The monument is a gift from Pulaski County Korean Association. Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.  #PatrioticPulaski #PulaskiCountyUSA #VeteranThanks #ReuniteInPulaski

Korean War Veterans gather around their monument at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood. The monument is a gift from Pulaski County Korean Association. Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau is proud to include this newest monument, a gift from the Pulaski County Korean Association as a stop on our Veterans Memorial Tour. This self guided driving tour directs visitors and tourists to nine tributes to our veterans that are in Pulaski County, Missouri. For your complimentary brochure call 877-858-8687 today.

Korean War Memorial at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, Missouri. The monument is a gift from Pulaski County Korean Association.  #PulaskiCountyUSA #PatrioticPulaski #VeteranThanks #ReuniteInPulaski

Korean War Memorial at Missouri Veterans Cemetery- Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, Missouri. The monument is a gift from Pulaski County Korean Association. Photo by Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

A New Chapter for the Devils Elbow Bridge

Devils Elbow took center stage in Pulaski County, Missouri earlier today.

The Devils Elbow Bridge over the Big Piney River, in Pulaski County, Missouri, before the renovation project begins.

The Devils Elbow Bridge over the Big Piney River, in Pulaski County, Missouri, before the renovation project begins.

Named by tie raft loggers, referring to the nearby bend in the Big Piney River, this quaint hamlet steeped in history has an international reputation as a destination landmark on storied Route 66.

Before the age of the automobile, travelers and vacationers made their way to the banks of the peaceful river via the railroads and hired “hacks”. They came in droves from the City to breathe the clean Ozarks air and to hunt and fish for the plentiful game around one of Missouri’s most scenic spots.

After Highway 14 was designated as Route 66, the Main Street of America that ran from Chicago to Santa Monica, generations of travelers took to their motor cars and set out to see the beauty of their country first hand. They surely would have been inspired when they made it to Devils Elbow. Millions of carloads of happy, vacationing families have made the crossing of the Big Piney River over the Devils Elbow Bridge since it carried its first passengers across the river below.

The Bluffs at Devils Elbow were once listed as one of Missouri's scenic wonders.

The Bluffs at Devils Elbow were once listed as one of Missouri’s scenic wonders.

The two-span through truss bridge was built in 1923 by Riley and Bailey. Route 66 was rerouted in Devils Elbow in 1942 to accommodate large materials that were being shipped on trucks by the United States Military to Fort Leonard Wood and Oklahoma. The curved east approach made it tricky for the larger vehicles to cross with their loads, and a new route was carved out of, and through, the Ozark Mountains to make a straighter, wider passage. Although the new four lane alignment of Route 66, and later the new Interstate 44, appealed to those in a hurry, or with a cumbersome load on their truck, the old route still held an appeal to purists and those who ambled along the road, taking in the sights and sounds.

Devils Elbow Bridge, over the Big Piney River, on Historic Route 66. Image courtesy of www.bridgehunter.com

Devils Elbow Bridge, over the Big Piney River, on Historic Route 66. Image courtesy of http://www.bridgehunter.com

That appeal still calls today to tourists and visitors from all corners of the world who make the Route 66 pilgrimage. Many had worried for years that the bridge would deteriorate to the state of being impassable, and some even feared that it would crumble into the river that it had stood over for 90 years.

Those fears were laid to rest today. Pulaski County Commissioners held a groundbreaking ceremony to signal the start of the construction project to renovate the iconic Route 66 bridge. Local dignitaries and Route 66 enthusiasts, including Mr. Tommy Pike of the Missouri Route 66 Association made remarks. Mr. Pike spoke briefly about the bridge’s historic value. Mr. Bill Farnham, former Pulaski County Commissioner, also spoke at the ceremony. He praised the bridge for the thousands of visitors that it brings to Pulaski County annually. Mr. Farnham’s tenacity, persistence, and doggedness was key to this renovation project moving forward. Gary Bockman of Great River Associates also addressed the gathered crowd. He spoke about the attention to detail of the historic characteristics that will be carried throughout the project. An example is that Missouri Department of Transportation has given the go ahead to the decking material to contain materials that would match the look and feel of the original, vintage Route 66 pavement that is in the Devils Elbow area. The ceremony officially ended with photo opportunities of the project officials with the ceremonial groundbreaking shovels and an announcement that there would be a ribbon cutting ceremony when the project was completed, approximately 10 months from now.

Mr. Bill Farnham addresses those in attendance at the Devils Elbow Bridge renovation project groundbreaking ceremony.

Mr. Bill Farnham addresses those in attendance at the Devils Elbow Bridge renovation project groundbreaking ceremony.

Mr. Tommy Pike addresses those in attendance at the Devils Elbow Bridge renovation project groundbreaking ceremony.

Mr. Tommy Pike addresses those in attendance at the Devils Elbow Bridge renovation project groundbreaking ceremony.

Mr. Gary Bockman addresses those in attendance at the Devils Elbow Bridge renovation project groundbreaking ceremony.

Mr. Gary Bockman addresses those in attendance at the Devils Elbow Bridge renovation project groundbreaking ceremony.

Devils Elbow Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Devils Elbow Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony

Unofficially, the ceremony ended as the gathered crowd milled around in conversation and people broke off to walk across the bridge that is so near and dear to their hearts. They admired the views, took snapshots, and ran their hands across the steel bridge railings, literally touching the bridge that has touched their lives in so many memories. They said a temporary good bye to a very familiar friend and smiled approval of its new future.

Devils Elbow Bridge, an old friend.

This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Logo

Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Logo

Events for the week of October 14th, 2013 –October 20th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
October 16-20: 26th Combat Engineers
October 17-20: NCO Class 10-70 Reunion

October 18- Women’s Expo
What: Visit with vendors and view stage demonstrations
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: 4 pm until 10 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Trinity Edwards- 573.451.2625

Women's Expo Flyer

Women’s Expo Flyer

October 17, 18, 19, & 20 –Kiwanis Club Octoberfest
What: Rides, food, & games
Where: Missouri Avenue, Saint Robert
When: 6 pm until 10 pm
Cost: Wristband- $15
Contact: Vic Lynch- 573.774.5048

Kiwanis Club Octoberfest Flyer

Kiwanis Club Octoberfest Flyer

October 18 & 19- Haunted River Float
What: Moonlight float on the Big Piney River, followed by a hayride
Where: Lay Z Days Canoe & Camping, Saint Robert
When: 7 pm until 10 pm
Cost: 13 and older: $25, 6-12: $10, 5 and under: FREE
Contact: Lay Z Days Canoe & Camping: 573.336.8639

Haunted River Float Flyer

Haunted River Float Flyer

October 18 & 19- The Haunted Hill
What: Outdoor haunted trail attraction
Where: 22235 Red Wing Road, Waynesville
When: 8 pm until Midnight
Cost: $12 or Speed Pass $20
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedhillmissouri

October 19- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

October 19- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

October 19- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

October 19- 3rd Annual Fall Festival
What: Finger printing for your children, visits with Police Department, and demonstration with K-9 JoJo, food & vendors.
Where: Downtown Crocker
When: Call for details
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker City Hall- 573.736.5327

October 19- Route 66 Oktoberfest On The Square
What: Family friendly Oktoberfest Street Festival- Route 66 style!
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Lone Oak Printing- 573.774.3001

66 Oktoberfest On The Square Flyer

66 Oktoberfest On The Square Flyer

October 19- Zombie Run 5K
Where: Check In @ west side of 1903 Courthouse Museum
When: Check In begins at 2 pm, Race begins at 4 pm
Cost: $30
Contact: Lone Oak Printing- 573.774.3001

Zombie Run 5K Flyer

Zombie Run 5K Flyer

October 19- 1st Annual Testicle Festival
Where: Chicken Bones Party Bar & Grill
When: 4 until 7 pm
Cost: $10
Contact: Chicken Bones Party Bar & Grill- 573.336.5055

Testicle Festival Flyer

Testicle Festival Flyer

October 19- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk and lasts three hours. Call for specifics.
Cost: $25 per person, space is limited, reservations required
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes:

BSC Outdoors- 573.759.7294
Deep Woods Farm- 573.759.3586
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573.356.0985
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.9045

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

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

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Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center Logo

Events for the week of October 7th, 2013 –October 12th, 2013

WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:
October 7 & 8: JR Travelers

October 11th- Moccasin Creek In Concert
Where: Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey
When: 7 pm
Cost: Call for details
Contact: Roadhouse Bar & Grill- 573.765.5002

Moccasin Creek In Concert at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey, MO

Moccasin Creek In Concert at The Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Laquey, MO

October 12th – Trot For Tots 5K Run/Walk
Where: Saint Robert Community Center
When: Registration begins at 6:30 am, Run begins at 7:30 am
Cost: $25
Contact: 573.528.4425

Trot For Tots 5K Flyer

Trot For Tots 5K Flyer

October 12th- Walk & 5K Run For Life
Where: Waynesville City Park
When: Registration begins at 8 am, Run begins at 9 am
Cost: $20
Contact: Free Women’s Center, George Heib: 573.774.4992

October 12th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Downtown Waynesville
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

October 12th- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk and lasts three hours. Call for specifics.
Cost: $25 per person, space is limited, reservations required
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes:

BSC Outdoors- 573.759.7294
Deep Woods Farm- 573.759.3586
Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch- 573.356.0985
Storie’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.433.4375
Uncle Buck’s Pumpkin Patch- 573.759.9045

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

Autumn Activities In Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Create lifelong memories with your family in Pulaski County USA!

Autumn in Pulaski County USA is the perfect season to gather your family and friends together creating memories that will last a lifetime. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, punkin’ chunkin’, hay stack mazes, float trips (even a haunted one!), farmers markets, haunted houses (even an outdoor haunted trail!), paranormal investigations and Oktoberfest celebrations —there truly is something for everyone. Harvest some memories in Pulaski County, Missouri!

Frogtober Fest
Waynesville City Park
October 5
FREE admission
Contact: Rhea Ann Mathews- 573.774.3050
http://www.facebook.com/frogtober.fest
*Frogtober Fest is an annual celebration of Waynesville’s “Frog Rock” also known as W.H. (Waynesville Hill) Croaker. This year’s family friendly festival marks Croakers’ Sweet 16 birthday.

October 5 Frogtober Fest

Route 66 OktoberFest On The Square
Downtown Waynesville
October 19, 11 am until 5 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Tim Berrier)- 573.774.3001
http://www.facebook.com/Route66FestOTS

October 19 Route 66 Oktoberfest

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch
25530 Republic Road
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-433-4375
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stories-Pumpkin-Patch/318125881595386
Last 2 weekends in Sept. & every weekend in Oct. 10 am – Dark
$5.00 per person Toddlers 2 & under free

Uncle Bucks Pumpkin Patch
10800 Highway D
Dixon, MO
573-759-9045 / 573-239-1757
http://www.unclebuckspumpkinpatch.com
Open Sept. 28 – Nov. 3 (Weekends)
Open all day Oct.14, 2013 (Columbus Day)
Hours: 9am – Dusk
Schools and Weekdays by Appointment
$5.00 ages 2 and up.

Happy Hollows Pumpkin Patch
10103 Beatty Road
Crocker, MO 65452
573-356-0985
http://www.facebook.com/Happyhollowspumpkinpatch
Open Weekends Sept. 28 – Oct.
Open Weekends: Fri 3:30-6:30
Sat. and Sun. 9:30-6:30
18 and under $6.00 includes pumpkin
Adults $4.00 (no pumpkin)

BSC Outdoors
Corn maze and pumpkin patch
18700 Cliff Road
Dixon, MO 65459
573-759-7294
http://www.bscoutdoors.com
Weekdays by appointment only
Sept. 27 – Nov. 2
Fri 4:00 – 8:30
Sat 10:00 – 8:30
Sun 2:00 – 6:00
Adults $5.00
Kids 5-12 $3.00
Kids 4 & under free

Deep Woods Farm
19050 North Hwy 133
Crocker, MO 65452 (Hancock, MO)
573-759-3586
http://www.deepwoodsfarm.biz
Open September 28 – October 31
Sat. 10 – 5 Sun. Noon – 5
Weekdays: By appointment or schedule
$5.00 per person & 2 and under free

Pulaski County Farmers Market
Downtown Waynesville
Every Saturday, 8 am until 12 pm
FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon- 573.586.8438
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulaski-County-Farmers-Market/126926763989161

The Haunted Hill
22235 Red Wing Road
Waynesville, MO 65583
http://www.thehaunted-hill.com
Opens Sept. 27, 2013 open every Fri & Sat
8pm – midnight Open till 10pm on Halloween
$12.00 or Speed pass for no wait $20.00

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
405 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573-528-2149
http://www.facebook.com/ParanormalTalbotHouse
Every Saturday night through November 2nd
Investigations start at dusk and last three hours
$25 per person, reservations required

Haunted River Float @
Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping
23455 Teak Lane
St. Robert. MO 65584
573-336-8639 * Reservations preferred
Oct. 18, 19, 25, & 26 7pm – midnight
Oct. 31 7:00 – 9:00
Nov 1 & 2 7:00 – 10:00
Ages 13 and over $25.00 6 – 12 $10.00
Kids 5 & under free.

*UPDATE FOR 2017—Haunted River Float is now being held at Ruby’s Landing located at 22474 Restful Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. For more information contact 573-337-4305.

Oktoberfest at the Cave Restaurant & Resort
26880 Rochester Road
Richland, MO 65556
573-765-4554
http://www.thecaverestaurantandresort.com
October 2 – October 30
German Beer, Music, Brats and Kraut

Paradise German Delicatessen
311 North Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
573.774.8422
http://www.paradisedelicatessen.com

The Hub German Restaurant
777 VFW Memorial Drive
Saint Robert, MO 65584
573.336.9990
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hub-Restaurant-Lounge/162648703767741

October 2013 Rural Missouri

This Week Around #PulaskiCountyUSA

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Events for the week of September 23rd, 2013 –September 29th, 2013

September 27th, 28th, & 29th -The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
What: Community theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday7:30 pm Curtain
Sunday 2:30 pm Curtain
Cost: Adults- $10, Children 12 & Under- $5
Contact: Tracy Moran- 573.855.6625

September 27th, 28th, & 29th- The Dead In Dixon Indie Horror Film Festival
What: Featuring the best in independent horror films, and your chance to be in a feature length horror movie that will be filmed over the course of the festival.
Where: Missouri Festival Park, Dixon
When: Call for details
Cost: Call for details
Contact: Missouri Festival Park- 573.759.2378

For lodging options in Pulaski County USA please visit http://www.pulaskicountyusa.com/hotel_options.asp

 Dixon Event Flyer

Dead In Dixon Event Flyer

September 27th- 72nd Military Police Regimental Golf Tournament
Where: Piney River Golf Course
When: Shotgun start at 9:00 am
Cost: $50 per person
Contact: Georgie Trotter- 573.329.4770

September 27th- Truck & Tractor Pull
*Rescheduled from September 20th
Where: Jeremiah Brackett Pulling Track, Richland
When: 7 pm
Cost: Adults- $10, Children 12 & Under- FREE
Contact: Jerry Pemberton- 573.765.2711

SMTTPA Truck & Tractor Pull Flyer

SMTTPA Truck & Tractor Pull Flyer

September 28th- 7th Annual Run For The Paws 5K Run/Walk
What: Benefit 5K, dogs welcome
Where: Sellers-Sexton, Saint Robert
When: Registration 7:30 am, Run 9:00 am
Cost: Adult- $25, Youth- $15
Contact: Barb Easterla- 573.452.3862

7th Annual Run For The Paws 5K Run/Walk

7th Annual Run For The Paws 5K Run/Walk Flyer

September 28th- Pulaski County Farmer’s Market
What: Farmer’s Market
Where: Waynesville Park
When: 8 am until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Clara Magoon: 573.586.8438

September 28th- Poker Run to benefit the PTSD For Missouri
Where: Starts at Skyline Honda/Yamaha Waynesville
When: Registration begins at 9:30 am, first bike out at 10 a,
Cost: $15 per person, $5 per rider
Contact: Skyline Honda/Yamaha- 573.774.2008

Poker Run to benefit the PTSD For Missouri Flyer

Poker Run to benefit the PTSD For Missouri Flyer

September 28th- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Jan Primas: 573.435.6766

September 28th- 1903 Courthouse Museum Open
Where: Waynesville Square
When: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Denise Seevers: 573.855.3644

September 28th- Heart For A Heart Poker Run
Where: Pulaski County Shrine Club, Buckhorn
When: Registration begins at 11 am, first bike out at 12 pm
Cost: $15 per bike, $5 per passenger
Contact: Anthony Bowman- 573.855.0047

Heart For A Heart Poker Run Flyer

Heart For A Heart Poker Run Flyer

September 28th- Paranormal Investigations of Historic Talbot House
What: Supervised paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation starts at dusk and lasts three hours. Call for specifics.
Cost: $25 per person, space is limited, reservations required
Contact: Dawnmarie Cecora- 573.528.2149

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House September / October Flyer

LOOKING AHEAD:
October 2nd – October 6th : 87th Engineers-Vietnam Reunion
October 3: The Lacs LIVE In Concert
October 4 & 5: PFAA presents The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
October 5: Sports Card & Collectibles Show
October 5: Frogtoberfest
October 5: Pop’s Ride
October 5: Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

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