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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing at Missouri Town 1855

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2019
Contact: Marshanna Hester
(816) 881-1391
mhester@jacksongov.org 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to usher in the summer with a day of fun for the entire family during its Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing festivities at Missouri Town 1855.

What: Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing

When: Saturday, May 4
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Missouri Town 1855
8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Cost: Adults - $7
Children (5-13) - $4
Seniors (62 and older) - $4
Children 4 and under - Free

On-site ContactJonathan Klusmeyer, Jackson County Parks + Rec (816) 246-1752

Children will experience a variety of fun games and crafts including tin punch, stilts, game of graces, rope making, tug of war and more. Visitors of all ages can enjoy pie eating contests, log sawing and potted plant activities. Additionally, Dr. Field’s “Good Medicine Show” featuring magic tricks will return this year with morning and afternoon shows.

Along with our Children’s Day festivities, we will also feature our resident flock of sheep receiving their spring haircuts. Watch as our sheep are sheared and their wool is washed, carded, dyed, spun and woven into beautiful shawls and other crafts.

About Missouri Town 1855

Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic, antebellum farming community owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. It is comprised of more than 25 authentically-furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 picturesque acres in Lee’s Summit, MO, on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park. 


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