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Anderson Betterment Club
of Anderson, Missouri, USA.
ANDERSON BERRY FESTIVAL
MAY 10TH, 2014
Excitement is building in Anderson for another taste of history!
The second annual Anderson Berry Festival is set to kick off on Saturday, May 10th.
The event is a celebration of the history of the strawberry industry in Anderson. During the early to mid 20th century, the area was known as “the strawberry capitol of the world,” as fruit growers from in and around Anderson shipped more strawberries and fruit out of the area than any other place in the world.
The festival features arts and craft booths, retail & food vendors, a donut eating contest, a Little Miss Strawberry pageant and live entertainment throughout the day. There's even a 5k run the night before!
The festival starts Saturday morning at 9 am. Main Street in Anderson will be closed starting at the east side of the railroad tracks. Vendors will line the streets, offering all kinds of deals and bargains to shoppers.
We're still looking for vendors, so if you're interested in setting up a retail, arts & crafts, food or non profit booth, please fill out a vendor app by clicking the link below:
Below is a listing of all the fun things we have planned:
BERRY GLOW 5K NITE RUN & WALK
DONUT EATING CONTEST
Donut eaters have a chance at bragging rights on who can eat donuts the fastest. Poppy's Daylight Donuts is sponsoring the donut eating contest starting at 930 am. There are 3 age groups, and winners get a t-shirt, trophy and the delight of being known as the fastest donut eater in town! There's an entry fee and some rules you have to follow. You can pick up a form at Poppy's or Rags to Riches Flea Market on Main Street. Or you can download and print one out by clicking the link below.
LITTLE MISS STRAWBERRY PAGEANT
The Little Miss Strawberry pageant will kick off at 10 am at the sound stage at the corner of Sycamore and Beaver Streets. Girls from 0 to 13 years of age are welcomed to enter. There will be 4 age group divisions, with contestants being judged on poise, audience appeal, overall appearance and verbal response (for contestants 3yrs and over). Cost is $10 per contestant. Information about the pageant as well as applications can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
Or you can pick one up at Rags to Riches Flea Market or Anderson Dance Academy, both on Main Street in Anderson. For more information on the pageant, contact pageant director Sandra Ables at (417)850-5839.
PERFORMANCES AND LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY
AT THE SOUND STAGE AT BEAVER & SYCAMORE STREETS:
- 930am – Donut Eating Contest
- 1000am – Little Miss Strawberry Pageant
- 1030am – Dance Performances Anderson Dance Academy Students
- 1100am – Concert by McDonald County High School's Jazz Band
- 1130am – Various Musical Performances by Conservatory of the Ozarks Students
- Noon – Musical Performance by the Ladies from the local trio “Trilogy”
- 130pm – Concert by Local Singer & Songwriter Johnny Dale Roberts. Sponsored by our friends from O'Brien Farms.
For more information or questions about the Anderson Berry Festival, please contact Ken Schutten at 417 845 6939 or Gary Wasson at 417 223 4896.
Hope to see you there!
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What is the Anderson Betterment Club????
The Anderson Betterment Club was founded in 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and promoting the Anderson community. Its membership is open to any citizen of Anderson and the surrounding area.
Meetings are usually on the second Thursday of the month in the Anderson City Hall Train Depot at noon.
Yearly dues are $40 per business or $25 per individual. Check out our "Join Us" link a the top of the page for more info.
For other events, please visit our Calendar page.