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story.lead_photo.caption Hugh Wilson, 1, of Jefferson City, plays on a tractor next to his dad, Chris, Saturday June 8, 2019, during the Russellville Engine Show and Festival. The three-day event is a celebration of the founding of the city, which formed in 1838. It also featured several vendors, a parade, a classic car show and a variety of activities for children. Photo by Sally Ince / California Democrat.

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. — Over the weekend, more than 200 attended the Russellville Festival & Engine Show, and the guests seemed to have a good time, said Lions Club officials.

Ben Merhoff, co-chairman and Lions Club president, said: "I thought it was a really good turn out for not having it last year."

The once-annual festival was canceled last year due to a lack of volunteers. More than 15 residents sat on the board this year.

Youth received candy during the parade, and snow cone and ice cream vendors also attended.

In the future, Merhoff said he hopes to make a few changes to the event.

"I'm hoping that everybody can come to agreement to have it again next year," Merhoff said.

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