Monday, September 8, 2014

Around Town September 9

Russell Fall Festival/Bestinsmoke Competition and More 

   The theme for the parade at 4 p.m on September 13 is “Russell is Smokin Hot”. There will be 1st., 2nd, and 3rd places chosen for the winners of the parade. 
   From 7-9:30 a.m. The Museum is providing a breakfast. For a free-will offering, they will provide biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice and milk. Start the fun day visiting with old friends, check out the many books available for a donation and also all the many new books added for check-out. 
   September 12 &13, Russell Volunteer Fire Dept.'s Best in Smoke BBQ Competition Contact Shawn Werts at 641-203-3164 or for rules, sign-in sheet and other information. 
   Friday- Set-up, check in. Enjoy entertainment at the Bandstand from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 
   Saturday, Cooks are working, winners announced at 6 p.m., Car and tractor show­-12p.m. , Live band at the bandstand 2 -4 p.m. Parade- 4 p.m., Dinner with free-will offering-5 p.m.
   There will also be a gun raffle, a Henry 30/30 Golden Boy. The drawing will be on Saturday. You must be 18 to enter.

The day will also feature Russell's 1st Annual "Take Pride in Your Ride Show N' Shine". Calling all rides: No matter what it is, show up and show it off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the bandstand. Cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, bicycles, golf carts, hot rods. If it has wheels and a motor, we want to see it. Afterward, cruise your ride in the parade at 4 p.m. 
   The Southside Bar is planning a street dance from 9 p.m-12. It will be a benefit for the Fire Department with music by the band "Ruination Day". 

September Calendar 
   Tuesday, September 9, noon-8 p.m. Chariton School Bond election, see Chariton paper for more information. 
   Monday, September 15, 5:15 p.m. Museum Board meeting 
   Monday, September 15, 7 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap Shoot 
  Sunday, September 21, 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club .22 rifle (youth shoot free)
  Monday, September 22, 1:15 p.m. Russell News meeting at the Museum, new members are needed
  Tuesday, September 23, 3-7 p.m. Blood Drive at the Community Center, sponsored by the Community Club. Call 1-80-452-1097 to schedule a time. 
  Sunday, September 28 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Ladies only handgun clinic 
  Monday, September 29, 7 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot 

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