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Dolls from trunkIn October of 2014 our chapter took our trunk exhibit, exhibit about our patch program and our Old Time Toys & Games Booth to the Heritage Festival in Arrow Rock, MO for both days of the second weekend in October. We had lots of people participate in playing the old time games and the seemed to enjoy themselves.

The weekend before Thanksgiving we met in Arrow Rock at the home of Mike & Mary Duncan where one of Charlie Palmer’s programs was shown on our new projector. We then adjourned to “The Station” restaurant for our Christmas Dinner together.

Our planned meeting in Jefferson City in February to celebrate Pomp’s birthday had to be canceled due to very inclement weather (ice storm). However a few of us were able to get together later and to plan the program for 2015.

Stone from Thomas Jefferson's graveIn April the group met in Columbia, Mo, on the Missouri University Campus where the original stone from Thomas Jefferson’s Grave now stands. We meet there annually on or about Jefferson’s birthday. After a bit of reflection on all of Jefferson’s accomplishments, we went to dinner at a restaurant across the street for our meeting and enjoyed the cake which had been frozen from Pomp’s birthday for Jefferson’s birthday also.

Don & Mary Riddle were able to attend the Annual Meeting in Kansas City in August and took the trunk to show the members what we had put together for schools to use in the classroom. The trunk contains hands-on material to help children learn about life at the time of Lewis & Clark. The trunks have been in a number of schools over the years. They also presented a copy of each of the programs that our chapter had made and DVD’s of Charlie Palmer’s Lewis & Clark programs so the library in Great Falls would have these available to anyone for use.

In September we again took our Old Time Toys and Games booth on the road. On Labor Day the booth was at the Boonslick Area Tourism Council's Folk Festival in Boone's Lick State Historical Park near Boonesboro, MO. Unfortunately inclement weather kept the attendance down.

Children at Heritage FestivalWe went to the Boone County Heritage Festival in Columbia, MO, the third weekend in September. We had large crowds and kept very busy both Sat & Sun. When Steve Johnson returned Sunday evening, he reported that as he left on Sat. he counted Children's Day60 people playing games at our booth. No wonder we were all tired. The crowds were large on both days of the festival. The Festival people estimated that there were over 10,000 people in attendance. We also went to Arrow Rock for their Children’s day on Sept. 24th. They had about 1500 people. For our region these are pretty good crowds.