Boonville's "Heritage Days" first large community event since flooding

4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, June 20 2019 Jun 20, 2019 Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:24:00 PM CDT June 20, 2019 in News
By: Bo Templin, KOMU 8 News Reporter
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BOONVILLE - In the first big event since the flood, Boonville is celebrating "Heritage Days" this week. 

Initially, there was concern that people from Howard County would have a difficult time getting to the event. 

Once the Missouri River Bridge opened Wednesday, those concerns disappeared for many. 

"But the bridge has opened back up. And we hope that people will see the benefit of coming over and enjoying the festivities," Laura Wax, one of the event coordinators. 

It is the 30th anniversary of the town's event. 

Wax is one of the event coordinators and was a guest for the first event, back in 1989. 

"It was such a success that the citizens said, we should do this on a annual basis," said Wax. 

The week long event has a variety of different activities, catering to different age demographics. 

"Absolutely, they love it. My daughter is always ecstatic," said Jessie Clark. 

KOMU 8 asked Clark about her favorite aspect of the week. 

"I don't know. Its just a really cool town to walk around. We have lots of really pretty architecture... beautiful big churches," continued Clark. "Walking around in the different booths, you really get to appreciate the small town, community feel of the entire festival." 

The celebration will continue through Sunday. 

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