Wooley Creek Festival is this weekend

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Wooley Creek Community Association will hold its eighth annual bluegrass festival and school history days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The gates and one room school house will open at 4 p.m. on Friday. Attendees are invited to listen to the tales of life in the early 1900s as some of the original students reminisce in the school house. Photos and other memorabilia will be on display in the facility, which features the original potbellied stove, an old school bell and school records.

Food concessions will also open at 4 p.m. On Friday. The menu will include: a fish fry; pulled pork; brisket; pork tenderloin; and hamburgers.

Musical performances will begin at 5 p.m., and an auction featuring antiques and collectibles will be held at 6 p.m. The music will resume at 7 p.m. And continue until 9 p.m.

Missouri Boatride and five other bands will perform on Saturday. The Cleverlys, who recently performed at the Ozark Empire Fair, will take the stage at 5 p.m.

Tickets for a drawing for a queen size quilt that was handmade by former student Vada Wilson will be offered throughout the festival. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The winner does not need to be present to win.

The Wooley Creek School Bluegrass Festival is held at the school, which is located three and a half miles west of Cape Fair.

Admission is $10 per person for all three days. Parking and primitive camping sites will be offered at no charge.

For more information on the bluegrass festival call Justin Sifford at 417-294-5886. To learn more about the school call Mary Ann Broomfield at 417-336-8323 or Mike Collins at 417-574-6021.

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