Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Festival of Lights set to start next week

  • The "business expo in a festival setting" theme for this year's Festival of Lights will see its opening ceremony on September 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Spring and Main Streets. The Boonville Chamber of Commerce promoted-event, which has run for approximately 10 years, provides music for the community, 4-H run train-rides, a bounce house for children and raffles.
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  • "This is also meant to raise money for two local food banks – As the River Flows and Neighbors Helping Neighbors," said Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce, Kim Krajicek-Alberts.
    Local businesses are to be featured extensively on Thursdays throughout the month of September and many offer discounts and coupons to the public that are festival-related.
    "We're trying to do it to get more exposure to the businesses. This is an informal informational time for people. some business put on a theme each week. We especially encourage home businesses and anybody that's off the beaten path to fill out a vendor application and participate," Alberts said.
    Vendor applications are available at Gordon Jewelers and the Chamber Office. The 2012 sponsors for 2012 are as follows: KWRT, Davis Entertainment Network, Greis Trucking, Boonville Daily News, KMMO, Unlimited Opportunities, Inc., Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Copies, etc., City of Boonville, Breadeaux Pizza, Curves, Gordon Jewelers, Infinity Massage, Pirates Cove Restaurant & Sports Bar, Derendinger's Furniture, Cooper County Memorial Hospital, Betteridge & Rabourn Law Office, JC Stripe-Ing, Cooper's Oak Winery, Boone County National Bank and the Cooper County Voice.
    Phyllis Taylor was responsible for organizing this year's music lineup. She provided the following breakdown of performers. Musical performances are scheduled for September 6, 13 and 20 in front of Family Shoe Store on Main Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    September 6 – Keith Troost – the guitarist will be performing original music in gospel and other forms. Another music may play alongside him.
    September 13 – Doc Ox – The Columbia performer will play original folk and gospel. He is also scheduled to play on September 27.
    September 20 – Dave Para and Kathy Barton will perform.
    Directly behind the Chamber of Commerce, on Spring and Main Streets, the following three lineups will perform.
    September 6 – Musical Wolfe and friends, playing ragtime piano.
    September 13 – Phyllis Taylor and her husband will perform as Bluegrass Roundup.
    Septemner 20 and 27 – Linda Dales, from Warrensburg will play a blend of folk music using the ukelele. Dales is a new performer for 2012.
    At Morgan Street Park, these acts are scheduled.
    September 6 and 20 – AZ-Toons will a variety of music. The Roy Stevens group will perform some country, music and gospel.
    September 13 - Jim Sturgess and his band.
    27th - Bluegrass Roundup
    "There will be bleachers for the Morgan Street Park shows. If people want to watch on Spring Street, though, they should probably bring lawn chairs. I know there is a lot of local talent in the area. If there are any people interested in performing this year in case of a cancellation – or even next year – please get in touch with me through the Chamber," Taylor said.
    Discounts and coupons that are to be run during the Festival of Lights by local businesses are listed as follows:
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    601 Main Street, 537-5777
    Free service fee with bag of groceries
    Infinity Massage
    15274 Highway 87, 882-8092
    15-minute chair massage $10
    A Baker Floral
    307 Main Street, 882-5341
    5-8 p.m. sidewalk specials
    1105 Main Street, 882-2426
    Come in for a great deal coupon
    Gordon Jewelers
    406 Main Street, 882-5512
    Pearl earrings $5, Diamond earrings $15
    All proceeds to the local food banks
    Copies, etc.
    414 Main Street, 882-5589
    Ameren customers light specials
    Breadeaux Pizza
    513 Main Street, 882-3401
    Large single-topping pizza $8.99
    Game Over
    515 E. Morgan Street, 886-0556
    30% off any purchase
    Cutie Pyes Market Place
    305 Main Street
    Extra 10% off summer merchandise
    Infinite Creations
    309 Main Street, 882-6224
    $1 off food purchase
    Main Street Pub
    316 Main Street, 882-7882
    $1 off food purchase
    Images In Ink
    318 Main Street, 553-2303
    50% off all piercings, Thursdays 12 - 8 p.m.
    Cooper's Oak Winery
    327 Main Street, 882-0111
    A-Bow-K Florist & Screen Printing
    115 Ashley Road, 882-5535
    10% off cash and carry
    Pirates Cove Restaurant & Sports Bar
    514 Ryan Street, 882-2277
    1/2 off appetizers (september only)
    Family Shoe Store
    407 Main Street, 882-2390
    Free credit card wallet with $50+ purchase
    Gramma Sophie's
    413 Main Street, 882-2916
    20% off red tag items
    WB & Company
    404 Main Street, 882-6206
    Extra 10% off red line items
    Good Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    418 6th Street, 882-7333
    $5 off with $30 or more purchase
    Good during September only - closed 9/19 - 9/22
    Hail Ridge Gold Course
    17511 Highway 87, 882-2223
    Buy 3 get 1 free (round of golf/cart)
    Savvy seconds
    1907 Boone Village Plaza
    Spend $25 or more and get $5 off
    Imhoff's Hometown Appliance
    518 Main Street, 882-8688
    $20 off any freezer - Thursdays only
    Betteridge & Rabourn Attorneys at Law
    303 Main Street, 882-3359
    Chamber Social Sept. 13, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    For more specific information on dates and times, or for more general information on vendors, businesses and coupons, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 882-2721.
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