July 23, 2011 Events
MID-MISSOURI -If you're looking for something to do Saturday, mid-Missouri has several events going on in the area. If you know of anything else, please let KOMU know!
--ELDON - Missouri Law Enforcement Officers will participate in the second annual Battle of the Badges Law Enforcement Race at the Lake Ozark Speedway. They will also participate in the 26th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. All funds raised will go towards the Special Olympics. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the racing starts at 7 p.m.
COLE COUNTY - Several 4H & FFA members will get ready for this year's Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair Saturday. Cole County residents and those in bordering counties can sumbit their photography in the open photography show from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more info on how to do this click here. Gates for the fair open on Monday, with some events going on this weekend. Due to the heat, the horse show will be held July 24 at 5 p.m. instead of 1 p.m. as previously published.
--COLUMBIA - Uncle Don's Toy Drive is collecting new toys and gently used band instruments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grindstone Walmart to benefit Joplin youth.
--COLUMBA - "Taste of Thailand" fundraiser will start at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge. The event features southern Tai dance performances, Thai music pieces, authentic Thai cuisine, silent auction feature Thai handicrafts, local restuarant and hotel packages, and photographs by Missouri Department of Conservation Wildlife Photographer Noppadol Paothong. Money raises goes to help support the Brighter Thailand Foundation.
--MOBERLY - Moberly Airport Bash will be held at Omar Bradley Airport from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. there is lots going on including airplane/helicopter rides and scrabble motorcycle run to benefit the Special Olympics.
---FAYETTE - The Festival of Fun Block Party will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at the corner of North Mulberry and East Davis in Fayette. Attendees can participate in the Missouri Child Identification Program (MoChip).
--COLUMBA - Missouri Department of Agriculture is bringing the 10,000 Garden Challenge to Columbia Farmers market. Contest offers grants to farmers' markets who receive the most votes on AgriMissouri.com. Visit the site for more info.
--COLUMBIA - Philips Park visitors: be aware the parking lot will be closed starting at 4 p.m. until July 24 at noon for the Show Me State Games Triathlon. The lake and boat dock will be closed July 24 from 6 a.m. until 12 p.m.
--COLUMBIA - The Show-Me State Games continues! According to its website, the Show-Me State Games began in 1985 as a non-profit program of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health. Now it says it's the largest state games in the nation. The Show-Me State Games is hosted by the University of Missouri and provides an opportunity for thousands of athletes to show their skills in a variety of sports, ranging from soccer to tennis to wrestling. More info on the Show-Me State Games website. You can also view a story KOMU wrote on Thursday here.
--BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fairgrounds opened its gates Friday for the 65th annual Boone County Fair. Plenty of competitions and shows! To find out more visit the fair's website by clicking here.
COLUMBIA - The Heart of Missouri CASA and Plato's Closet are coming together to host the Fashion with Compassion Grab Bag Event. People can put in as many clearance items in one bag for a donation of $15. Donations will benefit Heart of Missouri CASA. Cash or check only. The event will also include prizes and coupons. Visit the event's facebook here.
COLUMBIA - Blue Thunder Track Club will have a barbecue fundraiser in front of Sam's Club starting at 10:30 am. All proceeds go to support the athletes that qualified for Junior Olympic's in New Orleans.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - July 23 is the last day for the the Montgomery County Fair. Saturday will feature the extreme national truck and tractor pull at 7:00 pm. The combine and bus pull will also be at 7 p.m. There are plenty more shows and competitions as well. For the complete list of events visit the fair's website here.
MOBERLY - July 23 is the next to last day for the Randolph County Fair at Rothwell Park in Moberly. Visitors can watch several beauty pageants, as well as car, pet, and livestock shows. There will also be truck & tractors pulls, a mud run, and some live entertainment. For more details, call 660-269-8705.