Historic Missouri Town Celebrates 175th Birthday

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JAMESTOWN - People came out to celebrate Jamestown's 175th birthday on Saturday. The celebration included several events all throughout the town. From a 5k run/walk, to a float parade, to a barrel-train ride for kids, celebration was in the air. 

Although the heat affected attendance, especially among the senior population, many enjoyed the town's historic birthday. Events and vendors were set up all throughout town and various musicians provided live entertainment throughout the day. 

Debbie Derendinger, Head of Vendors, said a lot of effort went into making the celebration a reality, "We started around December of last year..planning this..we had a meeting every month up until the last month or so and then we started meeting once a week to get all this planned...a lot of work and a lot of people have put in the work."

Derendinger also said that the pool party was one of the most popular events of the day as people looked to find ways to cool off from the triple digit heat. 

The celebration will continue Sunday with a community church service in the morning, a community breakfast afterwards, and a little mister and miss Jamestown pageant for kids. 

The live music and train-barrel ride will also continue tomorrow.