Harvest Days returns to the city starting with a street dance on Friday, Sept. 26. Rock out to the tunes of the Jerry Adams Band starting at 6 p.m. and lasting all the way until 9 p.m.


Harvest Days returns to the city starting with a street dance on Friday, Sept. 26. Rock out to the tunes of the Jerry Adams Band starting at 6 p.m. and lasting all the way until 9 p.m.
The Pie and Cake Contest starts the day off on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. Categories range from the gooey-iest fruit pies, the fluffiest cream pies, plain cakes and beautifully decorated cakes. Entries have to be delivered to the Creekside Cafe by 9 a.m. and judging starts at 11 a.m.
Ribbons will be awarded to the most delectable goodies.
Following the sugar rush, slow down by chowing down on fish and chips, sponsored by the Macks Creek Masonic Hall #433. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Starting at 1 p.m. in front of City Hall, is the Harvest Queen and Harvest Princess contest. Harvest Queens ages 13 to 18 and Princesses 7 to 12 will twirl and sashay their way to earn your pennies. One penny equals one vote with all proceeds going to the City Park.
Winners in each category will receive a $50 savings bond donated by the Bank of Macks Creek. First and second runners-up in each category each receive a $25 savings bond donated by the Bank of Urbana.
Winners sashes have been donated by Sheila Kinney.
Taking place all throughout the day Saturday are many more events to entertain the entire family.
A classic car show sponsored by the Dallas County Car Club will wow crowds as well as the quilt exhibit in City Hall.
Local authors L.L. Bartell, author of “These Kaleidoscope Hills”, a collection of short stories portraying life in the Missouri Ozark Hills during the early 1900s and Paul Barclay, author of “My Compass Points North.”
Artist Stephen Widson will be displaying his best works at Wayside Gallery.
And, Southwest Fire Protection District will be providing children’s games, a first aid station and information on the fire department.
City Clerk Louise Willis said there will literally be something for everyone.
Besides the events already planned, craft booths will be set up along the main street of the city, along with other tables with face painting and other delights, clowns will entertain with balloon animals, raffles will be held, other types of music and so much more, Willis said.
Entries are still needed for the Pie and Cake Contest as well as the Harvest Queen and Harvest Princess contest.
For information, contact Macks Creek City Clerk Louise Willis at City Hall at 573-363-5501.

Contact this reporter at deannaw@lakesunleader.com