Jamestown and High Point mark milestones on Labor Day

Labor Day weekend generally signals the beginning of the end of summer. In Moniteau County, Jamestown and High Point celebrate the three day weekend with special activities.

This year both communities mark event anniversaries. Jamestown marks its 50th year of hosting its annual Labor Day celebration this weekend at the Jamestown Lions Club Park.

To commemorate the half century of the festivities, the Monday barbecue will feature beef and a pit barbecue sheep, cooked over hot coals.

According to Walt Imhoff, the Monday dinner featured pit barbecue until they began using smokers about 20 years ago.

Jamestown events begin with the co-ed softball tournament on Friday evening, Aug. 31. The tournament will run throughout the weekend through Monday, with a lot of local teams. The concession stand and beer garden open Friday night. Chad Nailer of the lucky Dog will serve as DJ at the beer garden.

On Saturday, the sixth annual car show, which includes motorcyles and antique tractors, will be held at the community bulding parking lot. There will also be live music featuring the Str8Arrow Band in the beer garden Saturday night.

On Sunday, Jamestown FFA will host a free-will offering breakfast at the Community Building from 8:30 to 10 a.m., featuring ham donated by Peoples Bank. At 10 a.m., a Community Worship Service at the Tent will feature the Rev. Russell Cobb, with special music by Jesse Rohrbach. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. there will be Horseshoe Tournaments. A Washer Tournament begins at 7 p.m. Featured at the beer garden on Sunday evening is Double Klatt featuring the Klatt Brothers.

Monday events include an all-day craft show, bingo and kids' games from 1 to 3 p.m. The "all you can eat barbecue" from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. features pork and beef dinner, potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, tomatoes and homemade desserts.

Monday is also the last day the swimming pool will be open.

For more information call Walt at 573-619-2050 or walt.imhoff@yahoo.com.

High Point marks its 20th annual Homecoming this Labor Day weekend. Events start off Saturday, Sept. 1, with the two-mile walk/five K run at 7:30 a.m, baby show at 10 a.m. and parade at 11 a.m. The California Community Ensemble and the High Point School Band will participate in the parade which will begin at the High Point School and go through town.

A variety of activities will take place following the parade. An art show from noon to 3 p.m.; entertainment on stage from noon to 3 p.m. by Shiloe; a quilt show from noon to 3:30 p.m.; a car show from noon to 4 p.m.; and dinner from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Other events include an antique tractor display beginning at 1 p.m.; a kids bicycle rodeo also beginning at 1 p.m.; a softball game beginning about 2 p.m.; a white elephant auction at 3:30 p.m.; and Kingdom Klowns

Community worship services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at the High Point School featuring Dr. Rick Seaton, Pastor of Corticelli Baptist Church. The Nightlight Youth Softball and kickball tournament begins at 4 p.m.

The event is sponsored by High Point Community Renewal Association.

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