Heroes to Be Honored at Missouri State Fair

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, July 30 2012 Jul 30, 2012 Monday, July 30, 2012 7:20:00 AM CDT July 30, 2012 in News
By: KOMU Staff

SEDALIA - The 110th Missouri State Fair is honoring Missouri heroes on three special days this year. Those include Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Aug. 12, Missouri Firefighters Appreciation Day on Thursday, Aug. 16, and Law Enforcement Day on Sunday, Aug. 19.

"We are proud to honor military, firefighters, emergency personnel and those in law enforcement during the Missouri State Fair," said Fair Director Mark Wolfe. "It is important to recognize these men and women and their families that do so much for our great state."

There will be free gate admission for active military, veterans and delayed entry recruits on Sunday, Aug. 12. Gate admission for spouses of military and their children will be $1 and children five and under will be free. Military families will also receive a $5 off carnival ride wristband coupons, available at the admission gates.

A new themed day will be held during the fair this year to celebrate Missouri firefighters Thursday, Aug. 16. Free gate admission will be offered to Missouri firefighters, EMTs and paramedics. There will also be free fire helmets, sponsored by Monsanto, for kids under age 13 at Centennial Gate, while supplies last.

The day's events include a vintage fire equipment parade at 1 p.m. on the fairgrounds, which will showcase vintage fire trucks and emergency vehicles from across Missouri and the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales. Vintage vehicles will be on display at the Show-Me Tent immediately following the parade.

The Missouri State Fair finale will end with the introduction of the first Law Enforcement Day. Free gate admission will be offered to Municipal-County-State law enforcement Sunday, Aug. 19, the final day of the 2012 Fair. Gate admission for spouses of law enforcement and their children will be $1 and children 5 and under will be free.

More information is available at www.mostatefair.com and by following the fair on Facebook and Twitter, or by calling 800-422-FAIR (3247). The 110th Missouri State Fair will be held Aug. 9-19 in Sedalia, themed "Celebrate Then and Wow."

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - "Honest" and "righteous" are just a couple of words friends used to describe Columbia City Councilman Clyde Ruffin.... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 5:55:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Water & Light plans to perform water valve repairs at the intersection of North College Avenue and... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 4:57:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Regional Airport with American Airlines are proposing a new daily nonstop air service to Charlotte, North Carolina... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 4:49:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded $7.3 million to nonprofit's through its Neighborhood Assistance Program this week.... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 4:25:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police arrested a Jefferson City man in connection to an armed robbery on Jan. 7 at the... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 4:23:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
WARDSVILLE - Blair Oaks wrestling sent seven qualifiers to the state championship this weekend in Columbia. Among them is senior... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 3:55:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in Sports
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri announced a large gift from alumni Friday to support the university's NextGen Precision Health... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 3:02:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
HUNTSVILLE - A Moberly man allegedly ran from Randolph County deputies Thursday after they attempted to stop him for careless... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 2:49:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLE COUNTY - A suspect is in custody nearly 30 years after the death of a Russellville teenager, according to... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 2:24:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a woman with murder Friday in connection with a deadly home invasion and shooting in early... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 2:17:52 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
FULTON - Three Fulton Middle School students are proving that kids can make an lasting impact. Kahiauna Gay, Gabby... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 1:13:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Four months after a Columbia woman, Mengqi Ji, went missing, many local businesses still have the flyers on... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 1:09:00 PM CST February 21, 2020 in News
CONWAY, AR – A barbershop in Arkansas is helping its community open up about mental health. Picture Perfect has become... More >>
6 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 12:30:37 PM CST February 21, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
COLUMBIA - Boone County Counts will hold the latest in a series of outreach meetings about the 2020 Census on... More >>
14 hours ago Friday, February 21 2020 Feb 21, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM CST February 21, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Empower Missouri spearheaded a letter to Gov. Mike Parson to try to reinstate a tax incentive program for... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 20 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:02:00 PM CST February 20, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A head-on collision between a school bus and a SUV blocked both sides of North Route Z. ... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 20 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:41:00 PM CST February 20, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Leonard Jerome Wilson, 41, a former Camden County Sheriff's deputy, was sentenced to 8 years of federal... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 20 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:47:00 PM CST February 20, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A man is in police custody after officials say he stole an ambulance, Thursday. Officials took 40-year-old... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, February 20 2020 Feb 20, 2020 Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:27:00 PM CST February 20, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 35°
8pm 32°
9pm 31°
10pm 31°
11pm 30°