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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Old Settlers Day starts with a bang

  • The 33rd annual Old Settlers Day started off with a bang Saturday when the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders and local officials fired their guns to start the festivities.
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  • WAYNESVILLE --
    The 33rd annual Old Settlers Day started off with a bang Saturday when the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders and local officials fired their guns to start the festivities.
    Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman helped open the festivities by joining in the opening shot with the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders.
    Hardman told the large crowd the city hopes to build a stage in the park near the flag pole in time for next year's Old Settlers Day.
    Locals were treated to cool temperatures as they wandered through the park to enjoy activities, items for sale, and entertainment after the opening ceremonies.
    Among the many activities was the annual Armed Services YMCA Duck Race, bounce houses, carnival style games, the ASYMCA best dressed duck contest, tomahawk throwing and the chance to shoot an old fashioned muzzle loaded gun.
    Local businesses, organizations, and individuals were able to set up booths for attendees to peruse wares, play games, participate in activities and learn about Pulaski County's and America's history.
    In conjunction with Old Settlers Day, the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders held their Mountain Man Gathering in the lower end of the park near the Roubidoux. The Mountain Man Gathering attendees exhibited crafts, taught tomahawk throwing, knife throwing, muzzleloader shooting and, to the delight of children in attendance, shot off a candy cannon every hour.
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