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Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814
VAN BUREN, MO: Everyone is invited to join current and former members of the Akers Community for a special Christmas Celebration at Mt. Zion Church on Sunday, December 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Mt. Zion Church is located approximately one-half mile north of Akers Ferry on State Route K in northern Shannon County.
Music will be provided and people with a connection to the Akers community will have an opportunity to share holiday stories from long ago. Items for a special display about the Akers Community will be provided by the Shannon County Museum. Those attending are encouraged to bring a special ornament and a memory (picture or story) to share. Bring your favorite holiday treat and enjoy refreshments, music and a short program about past holidays along the Current River. For more information, please contact Ranger Dave Tobey at 573-323-8093 or e-mail us.
This free event is part of the National Park Service Centennial Celebration. 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 the park’s Facebook page, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/ozar, or phone (573) 323-4236.
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