Bicentennial with an ice cream social 

Missourians are encouraged to participate in a statewide ice cream social to celebrate the 200th birthday of Missouri. 

While the event will be held Aug. 10, Missouri’s statehood day, the planning begins now. 

Missouri 2021 is looking for communities and organizations to organize an ice cream social and to register their event at

Since my family loves stopping by the Dairy Shack in Eminence, that community comes first to my mind. Hope someone there reads this column and will take on the project. As of the writing of this column, no organization has signed up to host an ice cream social anywhere in Shannon County. 

“We were looking for a statewide event where every Missourian could participate in the bicentennial, so why not a good old-fashioned ice cream social to celebrate our state’s milestone?” said Michael Sweeney, bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri. 

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