Bushwhacker Days talent, vendors, parade entries sought

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nevada Daily Mail

Bushwhacker Days is just around the corner, and the Bushwhacker Days Entertainment Committee is currently scheduling its Wednesday night "Songfest of Celebration" and Thursday Night "Local Legends-Past, Present, and Future" lineup.

Kicking off Wednesday, June 8, with official opening ceremonies, an ice cream social, a pet show from Vernon County People for Pets, a carnival and more, the evening will be topped off by the "Songfest of Celebration," featuring local performers.

Thursday night, an Annual Bushwhacker Days event that has become a favorite of old and young alike, Local Legends Night, will be held this year at 7:05 p.m. This showcase of local talent began in 2005 as part of Nevada and Vernon County's Sesquicentennial celebration and has developed into one of the highlights of the Bushwhacker Days Celebration.

Anyone interested in performing either of these nights should contact Dan or Lorrie Divine at The Moundville Market (417) 922-3740 during the day or by cell phone (417)-684-1391 for Dan and (417)-684-2710 for Lorrie.

The deadline for scheduling performances is Friday, May 20.

Workers are busy finalizing the lineup for other events as well, such as booth for vendors and crafters, and of course the ever-popular Bushwhacker Days Parade, slated for 6:05 p.m., Saturday, and themed, "Remember When..."

For additional information on available craft booth space, to get parade entry forms or to volunteer time to make this year's celebration another huge success, contact the Nevada/Vernon County Area Chamber of Commerce office at (417) 667-5300 or visit www.bwdays.com.

Printable parade entry and booth registration forms are available at www.bwdays.com.

Look for more information about Bushwhacker Days in future editions of the Nevada Daily Mail.

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