Wooley Creek School Bluegrass Festival is this weekend

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The seventh annual Wooley Creek School History Days and Bluegrass Festival will be held on Oct. 8, 9 and 10. The event is sponsored by the Wooley Creek School Community Association and the Wooley Creek School Restoration Committee, and all proceeds benefit the restoration and upkeep of the historic Wooley Creek Schoolhouse.

The grounds and school will open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday night. Food concessions will open at 5 p.m., and bands will begin performing at 5:30 p.m. An auction is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, six bands will perform from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday activities begin at 9 a.m. with a church service in the school building. Gospel music will be performed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Bands scheduled to perform include: Jeremy Myers; The Petersen Family; Big Creek; Brightwater Junction; Josh Slone; COALTOWN; and the host band Missouri Boatride.

Throughout the festival, tickets will be sold for a chance to win a handmade queen-sized quilt made and donated by Vada Stone Wilson, a former student of Wooley Creek School. The drawing will be on Sunday at 1 p.m.

All Wooley Creek School former students, teachers, friends and neighbors are encouraged to attend along with anyone who has an interest in local history, old school history or is a bluegrass music fan.

For more information regarding the festival, call Justin Sifford at 417-294-5886. For more information regarding the Wooley Creek School, call Mary Ann Broomfield at 417-538-2329 or 417-538-0139.

The festival is located 3.5 miles west of Cape Fair off Highway 76.

Admission is $10 for Friday and Saturday, and Sunday activities are free.

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