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Doe Run to hold 50th anniversary

Present and past residents of the village of Doe Run will gather Aug. 16 for the annual Homecoming celebration.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Doe Run Park incorporation following the gifting of the land from St. Joe Lead Company in 1959. Plans call to make this year’s homecoming an extra special event.

The day will be filled with food, fun and music. Volunteers will be cooking up burgers, bratwurst, hot dogs and desserts to be sold to help raise funds for park board operations. The Doe Run Park Board oversees the maintenance and other upkeep on the community park, along with taking on projects such as the annual community-wide cleanup effort.

There will also be soft drinks, popcorn, and free snow cones throughout the day.

Music will be provided by The Sheriff and His Deputies Band, a group made up of St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock, several deputies from his department and friends. There will also be music provided by churches in the community, a dee-jay, and a Karaoke contest.

The karaoke contest will have two age divisions — 14 and under, and 15 and over. First place in each age division will take home $75, with second place winning $50. There will be a $10 entry fee.

Other activities throughout the day will include a horseshoe tournament, dunking booth, and inflated bounce house for children, and other games with prizes. All will be free.

Crafters will be set up and selling their wares. There is a $10 fee to rent a booth for the craft show. Tickets will also be sold for a homemade quilt.

The family event will kick off with a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m., and homecoming actvities running until 5 p.m.

For more information call 756-7268.

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