Visitors hit Boonville for Heritage Days celebration

3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago Friday, June 22 2018 Jun 22, 2018 Friday, June 22, 2018 5:41:00 PM CDT June 22, 2018 in News
By: Andrew Carlson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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BOONVILLE - People will see a few more cars drive through town this weekend, as the city celebrates its annual Heritage Days event.

It has been happening since 1989.

Boonville resident Jeannie Sanchez looks forward to the event every year.

"It's just fun," she said. "This is a small community, I won't say everybody knows everybody because we have around 8,000 people, but we get together."

Events scheduled include craft stations, a carnival, beer and wine gardens, and a quilt show.

Mona Stevenson and Sanchez both work at the quilt show. They have been quilting for as long as they can remember.

Stevenson said this year is the biggest quilt show with more than 100 on display, and they are made interdependently.

"Most of the quilts are grandma-made," she said. "Labors of love."

Sanchez said the celebration is for all ages, which brings in a lot of visitors.

"There are people that come back here on a regular basis," she said. "It's really fun to see."

There are over 70 entries in the parade for Saturday. The event will conclude on Sunday.

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