|Click to obtain a printable PDF version of schedule of events shown below:||
Jane Robertson, Linda Greer, Emily Calasby, Anita Keeling & Dan Essary (representing the Admiral Ricketts family)
Ricketts Convocation / Honoring Lady Veterans
Thursday 10 AM
at CrossBridge Church
was taken from a recent blurb about Wayne Holmes speaking engagement at
Library Station in Springfield, MO. We are honored to have Holmes come
and share with us in Marshfield,
"ROCKY COMFORT is set in the Ozarks and highlights Wayne's youth where he was one of six siblings. His family was very poor and traveled by horse and buggy through KS, OK and settled in MO. He'll share plenty of stories about his hardscrabble life--hunting game to put food on the table, pranks, farming, religion, girlfriends and more.
Wayne will read an excerpt from his book, discuss the process of memoir writing, and the publisher he used in Missouri. As background, Wayne taught English at Drury for nearly 25 years. Besides teaching, he enjoys farming, football, playing Rook, building unique homes, Shakespeare, and of course, writing."
Holmes spoke at Cross Bridge Church on Thursday, April 22
2010 Hubble Medal Honoree’s
Cherry Blossom Medal were presented to:
Minnie Sue Shields Evans
Carlene Young Williams
Click here for Jonathan Sandys' bio
We were very honored to have Jonathan Sandy's at the 2010 State Dinner.
The invitation for the event is shown to the right--->
Ella Dickey Memorial Book Signing
by the Quill and Ink Club
was hosted by Holy Trinity Church
515 East Washington Street
at 3 PM
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Special Speaker - Sally Tippett Rains
The Making of a Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell's Classic Novel,
Gone With The Wind
Heritage Celebration Trailway
Revolutionary War Memorial Dedication
of the Liberty Tree
First Symbol of Freedom in America
Fort Leonard Wood Honor Guard and Color Guard assisted
Sons of Liberty
Wayne Schroder sang the national Anthem at the Revolutionary War Memorial Dedication with the Fort Leonard Wood Ensemble. Schroder is a Broadway performer in New York City.
booths will once again be available at the Marshfield Community Center
Saturday, April 24 from 9 AM until 5 PM
We are excited to have Isle of Treats as the food vendor for Saturday.
They have excellent prices and great food.
The Isle of Treats' Funnel Cake has won the award for the best funnel cake at 4 state fairs!
Here is their famous Funnel Cake Mountain
Other vendors have roasted nuts, crafts and many other products
Beth Whitehead (Southwest MO NASA Education Specialist) will
conduct a hands-on activity for children that will run in conjunction
with the vendor boths at the MCC.
Edwin P. Hubble Award Dinner
Honoring this year's Cherry Blssom Award Winners
Friday, April 23, 2010
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
609 North Locust Street
Tickets - $15
David was a
Cherry Blossom Walk of Fame Honoree
Check out Justin's music at
Justin David on MySpace
Click for bio
Luncheon was held on Friday April 23, 2010
(Guests of Honor included: General Tom Jaco
General Jerry Ragsdale & General J. Marty Robinson)
Click here for Brigadier General J. Marty Robinson's bio
Click here for Major General Jerry W. Ragsdale's bio
Andy Thomas of Carthage, Missouri is a very talented painter of historical and western narratives.
Mr. Thomas was a 2010 Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative Award Winner.
Click for bio
Click to see Andy Thomas artwork online
John Truman, Greg Roosevelt, Nicholas Inman & Ken Hechler
at the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival
W. Jackson, Marshfield, MO
*George Cleveland was unable to attend the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival,
but is planning on attending the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival.
Walk of Fame Honorees included:
George Lindsey, Actor
Si Siman, Music Man
Colonel Don Ballard, Congressional Medal of Honor
Justin David, Musician
The Texas Tenors, Musicians
Check out the Texas Tenors on MySpace
They also have their own website. Click here to see!
Randle Chowning (original member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils)
will sing at the Walk of Fame Ceremony.
He is a former honoree and Si Siman was his father-in-law.
Maggie Peterson Mancuso "Charlene Darling of the Andy Griffith Show"
will be present at the ceremony to accept George Lindsey's star.
|We were honored to have Dr. Ken Hechler as a guest at the festival for the 2nd time. He was the keynote speaker at the WWII Luncheon on Friday, April 23. See more biographical information about Mr. Hechler on the 2009 Cherry Blossom page.||Some
other guests included:
John Truman, Great-nephew of Harry S Truman
President James K. Polk family
President Warren Harding family
Mary Todd Lincoln descendant
Chris Truscott, Thomas Jefferson
Marshfield Rotary Club
Heritage Celebration Trailway
Fillmer Memorial Bridge
Howard Fillmer during the war.