Fireworks won’t be the only eye-catching entertainment. Event organizers have a host of fun activities planned for the entire family.
Boonville’s 115th birthday celebration will be held Friday and Saturday at Boonville Elementary School, and if past trends indicate a pattern, this year will be the town’s biggest party yet.
“We’re hoping for a large crowd even though the weather will be hot,” parade coordinator Bill Huff said. “The committee does a tremendous job organizing this event. They work hard on it all year long.”
Heritage Days, now in its 16th year, has become a staple of the Boonville community. Since its beginning in 1995, crowds have more than doubled.
Live music, a parade and fireworks are only a few of the attractions that draw in people from Boonville and surrounding areas. This year will also offer these festivities and much more.
Heritage Days 2010 begins 5 p.m., Friday, June 18, with a classic car cruise-in. Master of Ceremonies Bill Jones, Bill Huff and Jeannie Collins will officially open the festival at 6 p.m.
Following a day of musical performances and birthday cake, Heritage Days resumes at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade. WXII 12 morning news anchor Nicole Ducouer will serve as grand marshal.
Activities slated for Saturday include more live music, door prizes, “Boonville Idol” and fireworks at 10:30 p.m. to cap off the weekend.
For more information about this year’s Heritage Days, visit the festival’s website at www.boonvilleheritagedays.com.