Fall festivals on schedule in some areas

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

While officials at both Fisk and Qulin have canceled fall festival and homecoming activities there in September and October, annual events at Broseley and Neelyville will go on as usual.

“Qulin is not doing theirs. It has been canceled,” said Karon Campbell. “It was too big a chance.”

Both the Neelyville Tigerfest and Broseley Homecoming, however, will take place Oct. 17.

“The only way we will not is if the governor shuts down the State of Missouri,” said Carol Brotherton, at the Broseley Senior Center, where the homecoming festivities are based.

“We will have breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and everything starts after that,” she said.

A parade along the road in front of the senior center will begin the outdoor activities at 10 a.m.

Games are planned, as there will be several booths where visitors can buy a variety of crafts and other items up for sale.

At Neelyville, the decision to hold the annual Tigerfest was made just recently.

“We have made a decision and we are going to have Tigerfest,” said R-IV Superintendent Debra Parish.

The Tigerfest will begin with a parade at 10 a.m., and activities will follow in the field behind the schools.

Several games are planned, as well as a talent show and multiple booths with food and crafts available.

“For our booths, if they are serving food, we will ask that they have a mask and gloves on,” Parish said.

Officials also are going to try to distance chairs in the booths themselves.

“Other than that, we’re going to try to be as normal as possible,” Parish said.

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