News Release 342

Missouri Day Event planned Oct. 15 at Crowder State Park

Volume 39-342 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., OCT. 5, 2011 – Celebrate Missouri Day on Saturday, Oct. 15 by visiting Crowder State Park near Trenton. The event will feature both fun and educational activities as you learn more about your state. All events are free and open to the public.

At 10 a.m. programs will begin on famous Missourians such as Thomas Hart Benton and there will be displays highlighting the state symbols of Missouri. The event will include something for all ages including face painting and naturalist-led hikes to see fall color.

At 4:30 p.m., storyteller Larry Brown will entertain visitors with stories of Missouri history at Camp Grand River. At 6:30 p.m., he will entertain audiences with ghostly tales at the campground amphitheater. Brown has been storytelling for more almost 25 years and is a co-founder and current co-president of the Mid-Missouri Organization for Storytelling.

Campers are invited to decorate their campsite for a campsite decorating contest. Visitors may bring a decorated or carved pumpkin for a best decorated pumpkin contest.

This free special event coincides with Trenton’s annual Missouri Day Festival and Band Day.

Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 6. For more information, call the park directly at 660-359-6473 or call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit