Celebration of the River Community at Round Spring

lady standing looking at spring
Postcard of Yvonne Chilton gazing into Round Spring as a young girl, before she met the love of her life floating past on the Current River.  Yvonne's love story and yearning to return to the Current River in later years will be shared at the Round Spring

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News Release Date: June 21, 2018

Contact: Dave Tobey, 573-323-8093

Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814

EMINENCE, MO:  Ozark National Scenic Riverways and the Shannon County Museum will host a Celebration of the River Community at Round Spring on Sunday, July 1, at the picnic pavilion located next to the spring branch. Families with a connection to the Round Spring community are invited to bring family pictures and artifacts to share with others attending the event. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with displays of local family history. Bring a picnic dinner and join us at the pavilion for an evening meal at 7:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. we will show several short films about the Current River area produced by local film makers and featuring people in our river community. Many of the films were recently shown at the Ozark Streams Film Festival to a standing room only crowd.  

Current and former members of the Round Spring community will join the reunion to share memories from earlier days on the Current River. Historic families from the Round Spring area include names such as Chilton, Light, Weese, Smith, Banks, Stewart, Ramsey, and others. It will be a wonderful time of sharing and an opportunity for visitors to learn what it was like to live along the Current River decades ago.  

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. For more information visit, www.nps.gov/ozar or call 573-323-8093.

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Last updated: June 24, 2018

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