The focus will be on remembrance, patriotism, music, and fellowship at the Saturday Patriot Day Festival

The focus will be on remembrance, patriotism, music, and fellowship at the Patriot Day Festival, Saturday, presented by the Armed Services YMCA of Missouri, in the city park in Waynesville. The opening ceremony for the event will take place at ten o’clock with the WHS Junior ROTC Color Guard presentation of colors, the singing of the National Anthem, Invocation, and Moment of Silence. The Richland School District will perform at 10:30 and Waynesville High School at noon.
Live music with Ali Marie at 3 o’clock, Dead Roads at 5 o’clock, and Nevermind the Scarecrow at 7. A Remembrance area will be set up. A classic car show will be held. The Pulaski County Farmers Market will be located in the park from 8 a-m to 2 p-m. From 10:30 to 4:30, children can enjoy bounce houses and festival games, face painting, body art, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Puppies and kittens will be available for adoption from 11 a-m to 2 p-m. The Little Heroes playground and splash park will be open at this event.  Waynesville R6 students’ artwork will compete for first place in the Patriot Day Art Contest at part of the Patriot Day Festival.  The artwork was selected from building submissions.
Admission and all these activities can be enjoyed for free. Food trucks and other vendors will be in Roubidoux Park for the sale of food and other items. This event is 100 percent not-for-profit. All proceeds will be donated back to the community.