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Stone County, Missouri Courthouse Square Entertainment

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Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration

On The Square Entertainment

Democracy In Action – Talkin’ Politics – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. Stone County citizens exercise their freedom and liberty to talk politics in front of the Stone County Courthouse, Saturday, September 24, 2011, during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration.
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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

The Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society worked with Stone County Commissioners and local officials for about 18

Ladies of the Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. These two ladies of the Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society pause for a moment to discuss and watch the celebration’s events unfold for the county’s 160th anniversary.
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months to plan the festivities to celebrate Stone County, Missouri’s 160th Anniversary.

SC160_BANJO PICKIN IN STONE COUNTY_0954_Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. 0954_resizedEntertainment for the day’s events came down to music and performances. SC160_FIDDLIN IN STONE COUNTY_0825_Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. 0825_resized

The New Premiere Dance Academy students demonstrated their clogging and dance skills.

New Premiere Dance Academy students demonstrate their clogging skills on Main Street, in front of the Stone County, Missouri Courthouse, to entertain during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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And, The Hula Hoop Dance Troupe was one of the groups that performed on the square to entertain the audiences.

Hula Hoop Dance Troupe performer gets in the swing of her routine during practice before the performance. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Hula Hoop Dance Troupe performer kicks up her heels in practice before the performance. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

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The Hula Hoop Dance Troupe and the hula hoops must have inspired local youngsters to try their skills at the hula hoops.

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Kids try their hands at coming up with their own hula hoop routines on the Stone County Courthouse lawn for Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration, September 24, 2011. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

When it came to music, the Possum Holler Fiddlers and the Missouri Boat Ride Blue Grass Band entertained the people who sat on the square and listened to the music, while others shopped in the booths that surrounded the square or quenched their thirst and appetites by visiting the food and beverage concessions.

Possum Holler Fiddlers entertain on the square. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Missouri Boat Ride Blue Grass Band perfoms for Stone County’s 160th Anniversary, on the square, Saturday September 24 2011. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Don Phillips, of Kimberling City, Missouri District 62 General Assemblyman, read the resolution from local counties that recognized Stone County on the county’s 160th Anniversary.

Missouri District 62 General Assemblyman Don Phillips, of Kimberling City, reads the resolution from other southwest Missouri counties that honor Stone County on the 160th anniversary celebration. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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While people listened to the music on the square, some ventured across the street to The Bank Of Galena Museum to see the exhibits.

View of the Stone County Courthouse Square from the Bank of Galena Museum. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Some people went to the cake walk and some youth found their way to Swanson Park for three-legged races and egg races.

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The egg races proved popular with youth and adults at Swanson Park, during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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A dramatic three-legged race photo finish at Swanson Park, during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, September 24,2011. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr..

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