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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

A party, indeed

Henry rifle winner Joann Buhr
August 10, 2021, marked the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state to enter the United States and the Bates County Museum hosted a ‘Party on the Porch’ last Tuesday evening to celebrate, with emphasis on Bates county of course. While it was a tad warm to hold the celebration outside, Robertson Hall provided the perfect environment for a fun evening of comedy, music, stories, and of course, the giveaway of the well touted Henry Golden Boy Repeating rifle- the winner of which was Joanne Buhr of Adrian. There was also quality entertainment from the Adrian Community Theater where ‘news announcers’ shared a glimpse of the past, courtesy of the Eddie Herrman collection; and acclaimed vocalist/guitar picker Hank Roberts serenaded the crowd with well chosen patriotic music, along with a few good stories to boot. The evening finished with an old fashioned ice cream social, a tradition shared around the Show Me State in celebration. A bit of trivia- there is only one Bates County in the U.S.A! The museum and the Bates County Historical Society would like to thank everyone who attended and the community for their ongoing support.

The Adrian Community Theater provided news courtesy of the Eddie Herrman collection