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Myrtle's Yester-Daze chocked full of family fun

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Myrtle Yester-Daze will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 and will include several new contests along with the favorite wood competitions and parade that it's known for.
"Huntin' for Myrtle Yester-Daze" is the theme of this year's festival in Myrtle, Mo., which is loaded with fun activities for the whole family from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Events start with the flag raising at 7 a.m., followed by the pancake and sausage fundraiser at the Myrtle Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Washer pitching in both adult and youth categories is at 8 a.m. followed by horseshoe pitching, a canning contest (limit of two items per category: jams and jelly, fruits, vegetables, pickles and miscellaneous) and the amateur photo contest, all beginning at 8:30 a.m.

"We are adding a Bragging Rights division this year to the photo contest, hoping everyone will bring in their pictures of their biggest deer, turkey, fish and more," said a spokesman.

The quilt show is at 9 a.m., followed by the Yester-Daze parade with line-up on the west side of town at 9 a.m. and the parade starting at 10 a.m. and ending at the Myrtle Flash Market. There will be seven categories judged in this year's parade: Floats/Religious Floats, Bands, Miscellaneous (includes walkers and riders), Antique Cars, Classic Cars, Horse and Horse and Buggy. Prizes ranging from $10 to $100 will be given depending on category.

Afternoon activities include the popular wood events, pie judging contest, poster contest, baby back rib eating contest, pedal tractor pulling contest and the catch a pig contest.

"Craft booths will be available, along with hats and T-shirts for sale. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair," said a spokesman. Those wanting to rent craft booth space can contact Sharon Wrenfrow at 417-938-4343 to reserve a space at $10 per booth.

On Friday, Sept. 24, the second annual Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze pageant will take place at 7 p.m. at the Couch High School gymnasium. Entry fee is $15 per contestant, with baby contest entries being $10.

Divisions are: Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 14-19; Jr. Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 10-13; Little Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 7-9; Tiny Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 4-6; Toddler Contest, ages 2-3; and Baby Contest (open to boys and girls), ages 6 months to 24 months.

For more information about the pageant contact Kristin Parker at 417-938-4432.

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