May 2 Iron
County Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament at
A. V. Country Club.
May 16-18 Arcadia
Valley Mountain Music Festival – See
below - Contact Bobby Powell at 573-546-1441
May 17 Ag
Day Parade – Contact Tony Harbison
May 17 2nd
Annual Run/Walk for the Park
– Arcadia Valley Sports Complex – See information
below - Contact Jim Erpenbach at 573-546-2599
May 17 Lions
Club Family Rodeo, Lions Club Fairgrounds
– Contact Ken Wooten at 573-546-2759
is just a taste of things to come! See
Page for information and the schedule of activities and
- 17th - 18th, 2008
This year's special guest artist:
Grammy Nominee Valerie
Smith and Liberty Pike
17th at 9:00 am - 2nd Annual Run/Walk for the
Arcadia Valley Sports Complex
has been scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in
May which is May 17, 2008. This is again being scheduled on the
same day as the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival Day.
If you have any suggestions on ways to improve this run/walk please
let us know as soon as possible as plans will be developed soon.
the registration form
and schedule for the Run/Walk here.
Download this year's Run/Walk
Thanks for your support last year and hope to receive your support
again this year. Arcadia Valley Sports Complex Committee
Apr. 13 Southern gospel group
“Jericho” in concert at First Baptist Church
of Ironton at 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 16 Kelly
Miller Circus, Lions Club Fairgrounds –
Contact Ken Wooten at 573-546-2759
Apr. 19 Arcadia
Valley Spring Clean-up. Contact Carol Kelsheimer
at 573-546-7431 for more information.
Apr. 25 OTT “Spring
Fling” Golf Tournament at A. V. Country
Club. Flyer enclosed.
February 14th Valentine's Day at Arcadia Valley Jamboree
~ Special Dinner and Show
2008 Happy New Year!
Night on Broadway” Mark your calendar!
Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet
~ ~ ~
26, 2008 – A. V. Elks Lodge 2330
5:00 p.m. Social Hour & Silent Auction ~ 6:00 p.m. Dinner catered
by Stout’s Creek Catering
Entertainment provided by: “Broadway on the Driveway”
$20.00 per person: Advance reservations are required. Tickets
can be purchased at First State Community Bank, Ozarks Federal Savings
& Loan, Shepherd Mountain Inn, or Sun Security Bank in Pilot
Knob. To make reservations by phone, call (573) 546-3921.
Make your plans now to attend CHRISTMAS
IN THE VALLEY 2007
on Thanksgiving Weekend! November 23rd & 24th ~ Visit
the Christmas in the Valley webpage here.
Christmas Parade (theme “Old Fashioned Christmas”)
Lighting of the Courthouse & Main Street Open House
Bob Hope Style "White Christmas" Music Show & Christmas
Craft & Gift Show
and print the entire Christmas in the Valley schedule just
Attn: If you are interested in vending at the Academy Gymnasium
on Saturday, please download and send in our arts
& crafts booth registration form. To enter a
float in the parade, please download and send in our float
registration form. Cash prizes of $200.00 (1st Place),
$100.00 (2nd Place) and $50.00 (3rd Place) The deadline for entry
is November 19th.
evening, November 23rd ~ 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
* “Lighting of the Courthouse”
will be at 5:00 p.m. with live music by carolers in the Gazebo.
After this opening ceremony, join “A Gathering” on the
City Parking lot in downtown Ironton and enjoy caroling, refreshments
and lots of fun. Pictures can be taken with “special”
Christmas characters at the event.
Main Street in Ironton will host an
Open House at participating retail stores. Businesses
open for evening shopping are Bert’s Corner, Warrens Furniture,
Country Bouquet, C. C. & Company, Boulder Books, Lynn’s
Photography, Taum Sauk Traders and Glory Days.
Bert’s Corner Antiques & Gifts has arranged “Carriage
Rides” with Nash Carriages for $1.00.
Lynn’s Photography will be taking pictures
of children with Santa for $5.00 (5 x 7) and $10.00
(8 x 10).
Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast
with Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. This fundraiser
is sponsored by the Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Club and will be held
at Bobby Powell’s A. V. Jamboree Theatre. Breakfast will be
served from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Free pictures will be taken
of all children
with Frosty and Rudolph.
“Open House” at the Arcadia
Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and Iron County Historical
Society Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free
Christmas cookies and hot cider will be served.
Christmas Craft and Gift Show in the
Arcadia Academy Gymnasium from 4:00 p.m. through
the end of the Christmas Show.
At 4:30 p.m. the Christmas Parade
will line up behind Town and Country Grocery on
Annual Christmas Parade ~ Parade will
begin at 5:00 p.m. and will travel down Main Street
from North Ironton to Maple Street in Arcadia, then to College St.
Float parking will be on College St. in Arcadia. (Floats in the
Christmas Parade will be judged and eligible for cash prizes of
$200.00, $100.00 and $50.00.)
Immediately following the parade, a Special
Celebration with a “Bob Hope Style White Christmas”
music show will be held at the Arcadia Academy Gymnasium.
Refreshments including hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be
“Santa” visits with photo opportunities
by Lynn’s Photography will be held after the
parade in the Arcadia Academy Gymnasium.
more information regarding the above events, contact Jan Young at
is the month for fall festivals and
autumn celebrations. The beautiful Arcadia Valley is
the location for some of the best. Planning starts weeks in
advance for the community Fall Festival. Much preparation
goes into the festivals and parade. This is the longest running
parade in the state of Missouri. This year's will be the 81st
annual. The incredible floats are built by parents and students
in a heavy competition which starts early in the school year
as students and their parents work feverishly on fund raisers
to earn money for the floats and talent competition. Then,
the float building takes place. They have just one week during
after school hours only until the last night. Investments
in float materials runs into the thousands of dollars. Thursday
night they can work all night because there is no school on
Friday. Floats are finished on Friday and must be ready for
display on Friday evening. The parade route is approximately
2 miles and the kids bring excitement and much talent throughout
the whole valley. Following the parade a float viewing event
is held at the court house, along with a Scarecrow Festival.
The Scarecrow Festival is a gathering of many delightful artisans,
crafters, cuisine vendors, and old fashioned hometown celebration.
Make your lodging
reservations now . . .You don't want to miss it!
More information below. If you are interested in vending
for this event, please download the flyer
5th thru 7th - Annual
Ursuline Academy and St. Joseph Grade School All-School Reunion
Information contact Loretto Shy Alexander, 573-748-2477 - Address:
899 Mitchell Street, New Madrid, MO 63869 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 6-7 - Freedom Fest,
Oct. 6-8 - Old Miners Day,
Oct. 13 - Arcadia Valley
Kiwanis Breakfast, at Iron County Fair, Lions Club
October 19 & 20th - 81st
Annual Fall Festival
‘n’ Pumpkin Fest - the
oldest continuously running parade in the state of Missouri!
The 2007 theme is "A Tribute To..." Join us for
our parade! Float viewing will be Friday, Oct. 19,
from 6-8 pm. The parade will begin Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 am in
Pilot Knob, and will travel to the apartments in Arcadia. When the
parade concludes, floats will be parked at the Iron County Court
House. Voting for the coronation is at 6 pm, with the candidate
talents beginning at 7 pm. Presentation of the awards will
If Interested in placing a entry in the parade, please contact Dave
Dillard at 573-546-9700 EXT.5. If you are interested in
vending for this event, please download the flyer here.
Saturday 10a.m. parade starts
Scarecrow Festival immediately following the parade
Coronation starts at 6p.m
Talent show at 7p.m.
Hwy 21 Flea Market at Arcadia Academy and Car Cruise to be
& Pumpkin Festival Flea Market will also be held at the
Arcadia Academy. If you're interested in booth space, please
for information and the form that you need to fill out and return.
OTT Festival Committee is pleased to announce
there will be two categories in the 2007 display contest. They are
as follows: Category #1: Best Business Display
Category #2: Best Home Display The goal of
this contest is to once again create a gallery of fun, creative
and inventive scarecrow figures in displays throughout the Arcadia
Valley (all entries must be within two miles of Arcadia, Ironton
and Pilot Knob city limits). Judging for the contest will
be held on Friday, October 19th, and a plaque will be awarded to
each winner on Saturday, October 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the festival.
A registration form needs to be completed and mailed
to Our Town Tomorrow, PO Box 225, Ironton, MO 63650 for all entries.
Please specify the category of the entry and location of the display.
Registration forms can be hand delivered to Carol Kelsheimer at
First State Community Bank, Ironton. Deadline for entering the contest
will be Wednesday, October 17, 2007. Download the form here.
miss the Fall Festival!
Parade, Arts, Crafts & Food Booths
Games ~ Silent Auction
Music at the Gazebo!
If you are interested in vending for this event, please download
the flyer here
8 - “Broadway on the Driveway” dinner
show, Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree
September 11th - Tribute To The Troops
& Walk for Freedom ~ followed by a Freedom Rally at the Courthouse
- sponsored by Arcadia Valley Eagles #4238 ~
Join us for the Walk for Freedom starting at Town &
Country Supermarket at 4:00 pm. Our walk will conclude at
on the Courthouse Square.
From 5:15 untill 8:00 pm, show your patriotism at the Freedom
Rally that will include speakers & live
your lawn chairs and blankets if you wish. We need your
help! Please help us by donating to the cause of freedom.
Collection boxes for donations are currently located at 22 locations
throughout the Valley. There will also be a "freedom box"
at the courthouse Rally that evening. All proceeds collected
will be spent for care packages for our active duty soldiers in
Sept. 14th - Trivia
Night at Signer Senior Center,
Teams are needed! $10 per team member/
8 member max. - 6 minimum. 75% of funds raised go to support
the Battle Re-enactment 2007 and 25% goes to Historic Immanuel Lutheran
Church Building Fund. Please join in the fun!
Contact Walt Bush with your team or mail to: Immanuel Lutheran
Church, P.O. Box 26, Arcadia, MO 63621. Event takes place
at 6:30 pm at Signer Senior Center, 113 W. Orchard, Arcadia, MO
September 18th - (1:45 pm-3:00
pm) Poverty Simulation - East
Missouri Action Agnecy is hosting a poverty simulation at the First
Baptist Church in Ironton. All Arcadia Valley
Chamber Members are invited to attend. If you are planning to attend,
please contact Laura @ EMAA to reserve your seat. (573) 546-3191
We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
September 22-23rd - Reenactment
of the Battle of Pilot Knob - Every third year a
full-scale re-enactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob is staged, attracting
tens of thousands of spectators to the Valley. Be sure to make your
plans now to attend the next reenactment being held September 22-23,
2007. Click the banner below for all of the information on
this year's reenactment.
29th - Jam Session on the Historic Iron
County Courthouse Lawn - Come
one ... Come all ... Musicians and lovers of music and good food.
Join us for a "Jam Session" sponsored by the Ozark
Bluegrass Gospel Music Assn. Saturday, September 29, 2007 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the "Historic Iron County Courthouse"
lawn. All guitar, banjo, fiddle players, and vocal talents are wanted.
Remember to bring your lawn chairs and join us for some old time
fun. Food concessions provided by OBGMA and the Signer Senior
Center. For more information contact Bobby Powell at 573-546-1441.
- Signer Senior Center 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Scramble - $135 per team (includes dinner/golf cart). For more information,
contact Carol Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431.
17-18 - 16th Annual IPRA Rodeo
– Lions Club
25 - Summer Concert & Homemade
Ice Cream Social sponsored by Our Town Tomorrow.
- American Cancer Society’s Relay for
Life – The 2007 Relay for Life is fast approaching.
Sponsorships are still being accepted on many levels: $25.00 - $50.00;
$100.00; $200.00; $300.00 and $500.00. If you would like to be a
sponsor, just mail your check payable to the American Cancer Society
and a copy of your company logo with a commitment form by April
11, 2007. For more information, contact Brandi Turner at 573-546-5033
or Kaci Thompson at 573-334-9197. Email address is email@example.com
Thursday, June 7 -- Civil War Archaeology in the Arcadia
Valley -- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State
Historic Site - 7pm ~ Steve Dasovich, Ph.D., head of the
cultural resources services division of SCI Engineering in St. Charles,
will highlight his archaeological digs at Immanuel Lutheran Church
and his surveys of some other Civil War fortifications in Iron,
Reynolds and Wayne counties.
Thursday, June 14 -- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State
Historic Site - 7pm ~ Jesse James -- Howard Noble, retired
teacher from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, will discuss Jesse
James' war and post-war careers.
Thursday, June 21 -- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State
Historic Site - 7pm ~ The Battle of Athens -- Bruce Ketchum,
site administrator at Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann,
will describe the Battle of Athens, an early Civil War battle in
extreme northeastern Missouri.
June 23rd - “Grand
Opening” of the Whistle Junction Visitors Center and Iron
County Historical Museum
Thursday, June 28 -- Speaker
Series - Fort Davidson State Historic Site - 7pm ~ Are
you E.M.M., P.E.M.M., M.S.G. or M.S.M?: Can't Tell A Missouri Civil
War Militia Unit without a Scorecard -- This presentation
by Mike Comer, site administrator at Hunter-Dawson State Historic
Site in New Madrid, is a lightly humorous look at all the different
military organizations Missouri created during the Civil War, yet
it is essential information for researching Civil War ancestors.
-- Speaker Series - Fort Davidson State Historic Site -
7pm ~ The Swamp Fox and the Battle of Blackwell, Mo. --
John Hollingsworth, organizer of the Blackwell Monument Committee
and Jefferson County historian, will discuss the October 1861 Civil
War battle in which Missouri State Guard forces under Gen. M. Jeff
Thompson defeated units from the 33rd Illinois Infantry.
Tuesday, May 8 -- Speaker Series - Fort
Davidson State Historic Site - 7pm ~ James Lindsey vs. John Scott:
A Civil War Missouri Election -- Bob Schmidt, author of
several local history books, will describe the political atmosphere
in a typical Missouri election in Iron County during the Civil War.
Thursday, May 17 -- Speaker Series - Fort
Davidson State Historic Site - 7pm ~ The Trail of Tears in the Arcadia
Valley and Southeast Missouri -- Susan Zornek-Stevens,
archaeology technician for the U.S. Forest Service, will provide
information on the historic roads through southeast Missouri and
how that affected the Trail of Tears, the forced march of the Cherokee.
18th & 19th - Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival & "AG
“1857 – 2007” 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary
of Iron County
celebration of this event, we have a “Mountain
Music Festival” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday,
May 19. In addition, on Saturday we will be having an “AG
Day”, with a tractor parade and AG related displays,
etc. There will be various crafters and vendors, such as blacksmiths,
broom makers, and music, music, music . . .everywhere you turn.
We are also promoting period costumes from the civil war era. The
hub of activities will center around the Historic Iron County Court
House on Main St. in Ironton, MO. The event will end with a 7:00
p.m. show at Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree featuring
bluegrass band “Barely Here”. For more information,
contact Bobby Powell 573-546-1441 www.avjamboree.com
Click here to download
the Festival Flyer. For information on the AG Day Tractor
Parade, contact Tony Harbison at 573-546-3877.
April 6th - Annual
Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the AV Sports Complex:
Everyone is invited to attend this fun event sponsored
by the Arcadia Valley Kiwanis Club. Plastic eggs, individually wrapped
candy and prizes are needed. Last year approximately 3,500 eggs
were dropped for the kids. For more information, contact Pam Sherrill
Arcadia Valley Kiwanis and Key Club Variety Show
- Show time is 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at the Bobby Powell’s Arcadia Valley Jamboree. Call Carol
Kelsheimer at 573-546-7431 for info.
24th & 25th -
40th Annual Missouri Whitewater Championships (MWC)
Slalom and Downriver Races at Millstream
Gardens. Where: St. Francis River (Class II - III), Millstream
Gardens Conservation Area, Fredericktown, MO. For all of the
information on this event, please click here.
Make your reservations for lodging
- Home Tour, Ironton, MO
GFWC Mina Sauk Club is hosting their Home Tour, March 25, 2007 (1
– 5 p.m.), Ironton, MO.
The self-guided tour features the history and progress of the Arcadia
Valley’s great architecture. At least 5 homes and several
churches will be open for touring. Tickets are $10. The proceeds
go towards funding community projects. Enjoy yourself by taking
the Home Tour and see country style workmanship. Come celebrate
Iron Counties 150th anniversary with a day trip, weekend get-a-way,
or a full vacation in the Arcadia Valley and surrounding areas.
Contact B.J. LaPlante, 573-546-2662 (W–Sa) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentine’s Dinner & Special Show!
Powell's Jamboree - Legends & Love Songs,
featuring "Broadway on the Driveway" Swing from St. Louis.
Dinner at 6:30. Bring your Valentine and join us for this fun
and romantic evening. Bobby
Powell's Arcadia Valley Jamboree, 135 S. Main, Ironton.
Call us at 573-546-1411 for more information and reservations!
See the entertainment page
for all the fun happenings at Bobby Powell's this year!
17th - Iron County 150th Anniversary
Opening Celebration and Reception at the Iron County Courthouse -
Sponsored by the Iron County Commission, Iron
County Historical Society and First
State Community Bank. For information call Scott
Killen 546-2333, Wilma Cofer 546-2058 or Gail Woods
17th - HAVIN'
A BALL 1850'S STYLE!
Saturday, February 17th
- Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet, 2007
- A. V. Elks Lodge 2330 at 5:00 p.m. Social Hour & Silent Auction
/ 6:00 p.m. Dinner. Roasted Pig with all the trimmins’ Celebrating
150 Years – Iron County Sesquicentennial. Tickets $20.00
per person: Advance reservations are required. Tickets can be
purchased at The Mountain Echo, Ozarks Federal Savings & Loan,
First State Community Bank, Sun Security Bank or Shepherd Mountain
Inn. To make reservations by phone, call 546-3921. Period dress
not required, but desired. If you are interested in obtaining
a period costume for one of this year’s events, these web sites
are very good. www.akrondesign.com