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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 8th Annual Iron Horse Festival a great success. The weather was perfect and we had a great crowd! 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: Union Pacific Railroad, Ozark Federal Credit Union, Maya’s, Las Margarita’s, Southern Bank, Baldwin Automotive Group, 4N Motorsports, Briggs & Stratton, Cypress Creek Motorsports, US Bank, Midwest Security Home & Business, First Midwest Bank, Commerce Bank, Greg’s Auto Sales, Colton’s Steak House & Grill, Spire Energy, Shoe Sensation, Air Evac Life Team, Mizell’s Auto Sales, Butler County EMS, Flooring Direct LLC, R.L. Persons Construction, Productive Staffing, Southern Roots Apparel, Mossy Oak Properties, Coffman & Company, John Fox Orthodontics, McNeely Shoe Service, TAG Truck Center, Dr. Troy Bell, American National- Show Me Real Estate, Bluff Powersports, and Alan’s Muffler Shop.

We also want to thank our in-kind sponsors:  The Creekside Studio of Art & Design, River Radio, Fox Media Network, Luecke Distributing, Dee Loflin with Two Feathers Trading and Rendezvous Encampments, Boys & Girls Club, AmeriCorps, Minit Print, Office Depot, Downtown Poplar Bluff merchants, United Gospel Rescue Mission, Municipal Utilities, Poplar Bluff Street Department, Poplar Bluff Police Department, Poplar Bluff Fire Department, NewWave Communications, MO State Highway Patrol, Three Rivers College Rodeo, John Sumrall Construction, Craig Meador- Childress Bail Bonds, GT Signs LLC, Sheri Farmer- Poplar Bluff Rocks, SEMO Dog Trainers, Sit & Stay Boarding & Daycare, Doggy Designs, Well-Mannered Dog Obedience Academy, MO State Highway Patrol Canine Division, Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, as well as Ed DeGaris & Dennis Avery with the City of Poplar Bluff. Thank you to all those who volunteered in some way! 

A special thank you goes out to the following volunteers:  Davine Conover with Ozark Credit Union and Connie Roe- Dog Show; Beverly & Bennie Roach with McNeely Shoe Service- Cruise In; Debbie Morgan- singing of our National Anthem; JROTC- presentation of colors; Christine East, Oak Grove Teacher; all of our vendors; Board members- Randy Persons, Stephanie Knoppe & Stephanie Patterson; Doc with the United Rescue Gospel Mission; and Jeff Vitale with the MO State Highway Patrol for his work on the 1 mile, 5k and 10k run.

In addition, a thank you goes out to our entertainment line-up for the day brought to you by Craig Meador:  Kyle Richards, Thin Blue Line, Leeza Edmundson & The Justin Heskett Band. 

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 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.