Boonville's "Heritage Days" hopes to thrive despite floods
BOONVILLE - Recent flooding aside, organizers refused to cancel "Heritage Days."
High water covered railroad tracks and streets, preventing people from areas like Howard county from arriving earlier this week.
The Missouri River Bridge opened Wednesday and Boonville has been celebrating all week.
The town is celebrating 30 years of "Heritage Days", and organizers said it's bigger and better than before. Laura Wax of the Booneville Chamber of Commerce sayid 12 activities have been added this year, including a scavenger hunt, blood drive and kid-friendly zone.
There will also be crafts, shows, games and a wine garden, which will feature a steak dinner. The quilt show is a popular spot.
"We've had some real beauties. It's interesting seeing other people's work," said featured quilter Mona Stevenson.
Saturday's biggest event is the Heritage Days Parade, which will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street.
The chamber of commerce website has a complete list of activities.
"Heritage Days" continues Sunday.