There has been a change in locations for the Roubidoux Bridge 100th anniversary celebration this Saturday in Waynesville.
Because of the risk of flooding due to expected rain toward the latter part of this week, the decision has been made to move the celebration site from Laughlin Park to Roubidoux Park. There will be no shuttle service provided as planned and no parking in the R-V parking lot. Instead, people who want to attend the historic celebration will find plenty of parking in Roubidoux Park.
The event will run from 1-3 pm outdoors in Waynesville’s Roubidoux Park by the Stage, and a rain delay date of April 15th has been selected should inclement weather arise.
Former Missouri State Representative Steve Lynch will be the Master of Ceremonies. Also speaking will be:
• MO Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe
• MO Senator Justin Brown
• State Representative Bill Hardwick
• Brigadier General Dale Crockett, US Army CBRN School Commandant
• Waynesville Mayor Sean Wilson
• Guest speaker and historian Terry Primas
• Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) District Engineer Machelle Watkins
The Waynesville High School Band will provide musical entertainment and child-friendly events such as face-painting and light refreshments will be available, as well as a Paint The Roubidoux Bridge Artist event with artist Amber Wade taking place during the event.
T-Shirts, commemorative wristbands, commemorative coins, and historic bridge photos past and present will be available for those that wish to have a keepsake of the bridge anniversary.