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The second Madison Street "Walk Through Time" scheduled for Saturday has been canceled, as well as two other Jefferson City events originally set for this weekend.
Following the tornado that swept through Jefferson City last week and the ongoing flooding of the Missouri River, its organizers, the Cole County Historical Society and Museum, decided it was best to cancel the event scheduled to be held in front of the museum and Governor's Mansion on Madison Street and along State Street.
"With all the city workers and others dealing with tornado damage in the city, with significant damage just down the street on Capitol Avenue, we did not want to be a burden to them by hosting this event in the downtown area," said Terry Casey, Madison Street Walk committee chairperson and Cole County Historical Society board treasurer and longtime volunteer. "That is why we have canceled the event June 1 and will not use our rain date on June 8 either."
Casey said they plan to bring the Madison Street "Walk Through Time" back this fall.
Held for the first time in September last year, attendees walk the streets, stopping by 20-plus stations showcasing history spanning from 1800-1900 that was or still is part of that area of Jefferson City. Museum docents, local historians and more than 20 volunteers will be at some stations talking about specific topics, while others may have exhibits for guests to view.
For more information, contact the society/museum office at 573-635-1850 or visit www.colecountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
The annual Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K Run/1 Mile Walk scheduled for Saturday has also been canceled. Kristen Blevins of event sponsor and beneficiary, Compass Health Network, said this decision came due to extensive flooding at the North Jefferson City Pavilion.
For more information, contact Blevins at 573-234-2015 or [email protected]
The Missouri River Quilt Guild has canceled its show scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, which is also the location of an American Red Cross tornado shelter for residents who have lost or cannot return to their homes.
Suzanne Boes with the guild had said Tuesday that guild officials were in conversation with the school administration about proceeding with the event if it wouldn't conflict with the needs of the shelter, but a decision was made Wednesday morning to call off the quilt show. For more information, contact Boes at 573-680-5608 or [email protected]
KidsFest will still take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday along High, Madison and Monroe streets in downtown Jefferson City.
The event co-sponsored by the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, KRCG-TV, Missouri Care and Downtown Jefferson City, invites children and their families to a day full of games, demonstrations and activities, all free of charge. For more information, contact Phil Stiles at 573-634-6487 or [email protected]
As a reminder, the Concert Inside the Walls featuring Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX at 5:30 p.m. Saturday has been moved to Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Road, after last week's tornado caused damage to the Missouri State Penitentiary. For tickets, see concertinsidethewalls.com.