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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 2, at the picnic pavilion located next to the spring branch. At 4:00 p.m.Interpretive Rangers will be available to provide a short tour of the Round Spring Cave to visitors attending the event. Bring a picnic dinner and join us at the pavilion for an evening meal at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. we will enjoy music provided by the Current River Bluegrass Band and the Shannon County Museum Pickers. Special guests will be invited to share stories about life along the Current River.
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.
The Celebration of the River Communities includes a series of events to honor the important contribution made by communities along the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. In May, celebrations were held at Akers Ferry and Mt. Zion Church. July 2nd is reserved to honor the Round Spring Community and in September we will gather at Alley Spring.
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 573-323-4236.