Volunteers host Russellville festival

The quilt show received 50 quilts to display for the three-day Russellville festival commemorating the town's 175th anniversary.

The quilt show received 50 quilts to display for the three-day Russellville festival commemorating the town's 175th anniversary. Photo by Michelle Brooks.

After months of planning and coordinating, 175th anniversary committee members began setting up in earnest for the three-day Russellville Frog Leg Festival and Engine Show Thursday.

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The Cole County R-I Elementary School was filled with history memorabilia and present-day church and organization information.

Inside the Cole County R-I Elementary School gym were dozens of tables of historic memorabilia, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and photos. And 50 quilts were checked-in for the quilt show.

Sharon Murphy was among more than a dozen volunteers setting up Thursday.

And church members, like Bro. David Cameron and his wife Barbara from First Assembly of God, set up informational booths to display church history and to invite guests to visit.

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