“Energetic~Personable~Inspiring~Spiritually Grounded~Witty~Engaging” Shannon is all that and more! The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival has enjoyed watching Shannon grow in both his career and in his family. When Shannon first started attending the festival he didn’t have any children and now he […]
- Prior Years
Click on person’s name in the title or the picture to read complete post when there is a […] indicating more information is available. The people listed are scheduled to attend the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival in April. Keep checking back for new content and more personalities!
Jordan Wood will be painting live during the festival, painting historical figures throughout the festival events. Jordan Wood is an Irish American artist who began his art training under his father at an early age. His first major project was […]
Rob Rains is the author of 33 books, most about the Cardinals, with the most recent entitled, “Taking Flight: the St. Louis Cardinals and the Building of Baseball’s Best Franchise” published in April by Triumph Books. A 35-year veteran of […]
The band will be performing at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum Luncheon on Friday afternoon. Meet the Band Brad Reynolds – Springfield, MO – Upright Bass Band Manager and on the Board of Directors for the Greater Ozarks […]
Robb’s passionate interest in children’s literature led her more than 50 years ago to volunteer to read to children in hospitals, where she discovered that many children wanted and needed books so badly that hospital staff let them take home […]
Will be a 2016 Recipient of the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative at the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival. Ruth will be honored for her work in helping preserve Plains, Georgia through the Plains Better Hometown Program. Plains, Georgia is […]
Niece of President Jimmy Carter. More information to come!
Clifton Truman Daniel is the oldest grandson of 33rd US President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess. He is the son of the late author, Margaret Truman, and her husband, former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel […]
Iris Lee Gay Jordan is the daughter of Confederate Civil War soldier, Lewis F. Gay! Gay was 82 years old when Iris was born. She was nine when her father died in 1931. National Geographic did an article that included […]
Maggie is a Cherry Blossom favorite. She has attended almost every year since 2008 and we love her gentle spirit, her happy personality and her beautiful voice. The role Maggie is probably best known for on television is Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith […]