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Family River Event To Be Held October 11-16

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Friday, 07 October 2011

Missouri River ReliefFollowing the Missouri River Flood of 2011, Missouri River Relief has planned a cross-state clean-up of the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis.  The crew will travel on a trash barge pushed by a towboat, stopping in communities along the Missouri River to organize river clean-ups, river education events in addition to gatherings and festivals.  The Big Muddy Clean Sweep will be moored at Washington, Missouri from October 11th through October 16th.

There are several events organized during the week.  Most of the planned events are geared toward families and people of all ages.  Many local and regional exhibitors educating students through hands-on, nature-related activities including The Washington Historical Society, The Washington Library, Shaw Nature Reserve and many more.  Students will watch sculptors transform steel found in the river into art.  Students will also be able to apply earthen plaster to a straw-bale wall.  There will be music, food and entertainment and an old-time dance at the end of the day.  There has been much enthusiasm for this event from the community, including Mayor Lucy, The Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Washington, The Washington Missourian and more.

WELCOMING PARTY at MannWell's Coffee Alley  Tuesday, October 11th: 
Lafayette and Main in Downtown, Washington from 5 to 7 pm
Music!  Appetizers!  Meet the Barge Crew!  River Quilt Display!  Mayor's Proclamation!

THE WASHINGTON RIVER FESTIVAL--  Saturday, October 15th: 11 am until 4 or 5 pm
Rennick Riverfront Park
Live Music, Food, Fun Hands-on activities for children of all ages. See the barge! 
Mini cleanups by boat for participants throughout the day, educational exhibits and events!  Trash-to-Art Demo and auction--watch and participate as artists turn metal and other materials from the river into art.  Apply earthen plaster to a straw bale wall!   Old Time Family Dance with live music and more!

EDUCATIONAL RIVER EXPERIENCE During the Week -- FULL

FUNDRAISING DINNER ON THE BARGE   Thursday, October 13th:   
There is space for 24 people to participate in a very nice dinner on the barge catered by The Labadie Chef with music, a presentation, a boat ride and and some river-related silent auction items, and drinks.  The barge will stay in one place and will not be moving.  Price per person $100.


MINI- CLEAN-UPS BY BOAT DURING THE WEEK!
For information on any of these events, contact: Gloria Bauermeister ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  or Steve Schnarr ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

SPONSORED BY MISSOURI RIVER RELIEF
www.riverrelief.org

 

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