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Letter to the Editor

Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc. would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to those involved in making the 2nd Annual BBQ Street War event a great success. The weather worked in our favor and we had a great crowd! This event would not be possible without our sponsors and volunteers. We would like to extend a special thank you to those businesses who generously donated to the event: NewWave Communications, Bronze Owl Brewing, Cape Electrical Supply, Foxtrot Coffee, Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill, House of Hair, Jim Faith’s Office Supply, Mathis & Associates, McNeely Shoe Service, Minit Print, Myrtle’s Back Alley BBQ, Ozark Federal Credit Union, Productive Staffing, Southern Bank and The Office Bar & Grill.

 We also want to thank our in-kind sponsors: 1st Class Realty, Aesthetic Nirvana, Birdsong Auction, Briggs & Stratton, Butler County EMS, Dunkin Donuts, Fazoli’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Hydro Adventures, John Sumrall Construction, Kohlfeld Distributing, Larry & Lisa Hafford, Lemonade House Grille, Life Radio, Midwest Sports Center, Mike and Zach’s BBQ, Morina’s Italian Restaurant, Ozark Meats, People’s Community Bank, Pepsi MidAmerica, Rahlmann Valuation, Royal Oak Charcoal, Scotty’s Brewhouse, The Camp at Lake Wappapello, The Home Depot, Twisted Metal, Tyson Foods & Wickers BBQ. Thank you to all those who volunteered in some way, especially the Poplar Bluff Street Department, Park Department, and Electric Department! 

 A special thank you goes out to the following volunteers: Jack Altman, Davine Conover, Jared Lane, Gail Fox-Dohrman, Christine East, Noah Innes, Bralin Duckett- singing of our National Anthem, each judge with the St. Louis BBQ Society, Board member- Stephanie Knoppe and husband Kevin, Doc with the United Gospel Rescue Mission and all of our vendors.

 In addition, a thank you goes out to our entertainment line-up: Used & Refused and Dave Williams with Atom Entertainment.  

Congratulations to each team who entered the competition and heard their name called, especially Triple H BBQ from Gillespie, IL on Grand Champion and People’s Choice!

 Downtown Poplar Bluff is always looking for committee members as well as those wanting to be involved in the community. If you are interested in serving in some capacity, please email jfox@pbcity.org or contact Jerrica Fox at 573-712-2171.

 Thank you to all who participated whether by giving time, money, input or your attendance. We hope to see you next year.

 Jerrica Fox

Executive Director

Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc.

Letter to the Editor

Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc. would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to those involved in making the 10th Annual Iron Horse Festival a great success. The weather was perfect and we had our largest crowd yet! The festival would not be possible without our sponsors and volunteers. We would like to extend a special thank you to those businesses who generously donated to the festival: Briggs & Stratton, Butler County EMS, Farm Credit Southeast Missouri, First Midwest Bank, Greg’s Auto Sales, Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Hillcrest Animal Hospital, Las Margarita’s, Maya’s, Missouri Running Co., Nestle Purina, NewWave Communications, Ozark Federal Credit Union, Southern Bank, The Bank of Missouri & Union Pacific Railroad.

We also want to thank our in-kind sponsors: Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff, Downtown Poplar Bluff merchants, Fox Radio Network, Henson Trash Service, John Sumrall Construction, KLUE-FM, Kohlfeld Distributing, Inc., Minit Print, Inc., MO State Highway Patrol, Municipal Utilities, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Fitness, Poplar Bluff Fire Department, Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation, Poplar Bluff Police Department, Poplar Bluff Street Department, River Radio, United Gospel Rescue Mission, and Wil Fischer Distributing of Poplar Bluff.

 A special thank you to the following volunteers: Christine East; Board members, Beverly Roach (husband, Ben) & Stephanie Knoppe; Davine Conover with Ozark Credit Union, Connie Roe- Dog Show; Doc with the United Gospel Rescue Mission; Gail Fox-Dohrman and staff with Boys & Girls Club; Jared Lane with Midwest Security; Nathan Cook & Randy Persons for helping with this year’s River Races; and each of our vendors. Thank you to all those who volunteered in some way! 

 In addition, a thank you goes out to our entertainment line-up for the day brought to you by Jeri with Atom Entertainment: Robert Ethridge, Leeza Edmundson, Swamp Whiskey, Bob Lewis Family Band & Tiera.

Lastly, we cannot go without thanking the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center & The Wake Foundation for joining us again this year. It has been a great partnership and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future.

Downtown Poplar Bluff is always looking for committee members as well as those wanting to be involved in the community. If you are interested in serving in some capacity, please email jfox@pbcity.org or contact Jerrica Fox at 573-712-2171.

Thank you to all who participated whether by giving time, money, input or your attendance.

We appreciate you!

Jerrica Fox

Executive Director

Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc.

Letter to the Editor

Downtown Poplar Bluff Inc., the City of Poplar Bluff, the Chamber of Commerce, and City Council would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Briggs & Stratton and Mid-Continent Steel & Wire for sponsoring the annual Downtown Poplar Bluff fireworks show.

We would also like to extend a thank you to Fox Radio Network for sponsoring the annual Fourth of July Parade. Winners of the patriotic float contest were Hefner Furniture, Department of Veterans Affairs and Three Rivers Shrine Club. Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade and to all who came out in the heat to watch. A big thank you to Matt Winters, Andy Moore and Monique Coleman for judging.

Thank you to everyone involved in making our Fourth of July activities a success such as the Police Department, Highway Patrol, Sheriff Department, Reserve officers, City of Poplar Bluff Street Department, Fire Department, Park Department and all other volunteers. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Commerce Bank for sponsoring our 2nd annual July 4th event.

Jerrica Fox

Executive Director

Downtown Poplar Bluff Inc.

 

Letter to the Editor

Downtown Poplar Bluff Inc. would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to those involved in making our Dog Park grand opening event a great success. The weather was perfect and we had a wonderful crowd! 

The dog park is open year-round, from dawn to dusk, and is open to all, not just residents of Poplar Bluff. All visitors to the dog park are expected to abide by the rules established and posted at the park. With the help of the community and park users we hope to keep this park clean and well-maintained. We appreciate the conscientiousness of the park visitors to help keep it litter-free.

Without our sponsors support and donations this park would not be possible. We would like to extend a thank you to those sponsors: Hillcrest Animal Hospital, Mid-Continent Steel & Wire, Purina, Ozark Federal Credit Union, the family of Richard Renfrow, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Wash Park- Dog Wash, Semo Dog Trainers, US Bank, Minit Print, Southeast Signs & Graphics and Whitworth’s Giftchest Jewelers.

A special thank you to the following: Poplar Bluff Parks & Recreation, Poplar Bluff Street Department, Municipal Utilities Water and Electric Departments, and Fickert Fencing.

We would also like to extend a thank you to everyone who purchased a dog park t-shirt. 100% of that donation was used for the park as well.

Downtown Poplar Bluff is always looking for committee members as well as those wanting to be involved in the community. If you are interested in serving in some capacity, please email jfox@pbcity.org or contact Jerrica Fox at 573-712-2171.

Thank you to all who participated whether by giving time, money, input or your attendance.

 

Jerrica Fox

Executive Director

Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc