Thursday, June 30, 2016

A little pie in your eye on the 4th of July?

Linda and Jerry Mumma
Rich Hill has become famous for a multitude of things... it was once a huge coal mining town but in more recent times people know Rich Hill for other reasons, such as their 4th of July celebrations with big name musical stars. And pies.

Pies? Yep. It wasn't so long ago a pie auction there made world headlines, literally. Jerry Mumma paid $3,300 for a strawberry-rhubarb pie baked by his granddaughter Jara Mumma. Read the full story here

Will such a feat happen again this year? Hard to say. But you can see for yourself at the 2016 pie auction on Sunday evening as part of the full schedule of events that include a musical performance by country music legends Little Texas and a street dance on Saturday evening.

Make sure you don't miss anything during the Rich Hill 4th of July celebration this year:

Friday July 1st
  • 6pm Childrens Promenade sponsored by Wheatley-Cameron Farms
  • 6:30 Baby Contest Registration (up to 18 MO, clothes)
  • 7pm Baby Contest sponsored by Swopes Drive In
  • 8pm Talent Show sponsored by Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic call Sue to enter 417-395-2150
  • 9pm Glow Run Registration (7th and Park Ave)
  • 9:30 Glow Fun Run/Walk 5K with DJ Bobby Beats
Saturday July 2nd
  • 6pm Acoustic opener TBA
  • 7pm Scotty Bratcher Band
  • 8:30pm Little Texas sponsored by the 4th of July Committee
  • 10pm Street Dance with DJ Bobby Beats
Sunday July 3rd
  • 11 am Community Church Service sponsored by Rich Hill Ministerial Alliance
  • 2-4 pm Rich Hill Library New Childrens Addition Open House (514 E Walnut)
  • 6 pm Pie Contest Registration (Methodist Church Basement)
  • 7pm Pie Contest
  • 7-7:30 pm Erica Diehl and Dylan Smarr perform
  • 7pm Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament (East Park) Call Luke Tourtillott to enter a team 660-464-0090
  • 7:30 pm Pie Auction sponsored by Security Bank
  • 9:30pm Shotgun and Lace Band sponsored by the Perkey Family
Monday July 4th
  • 11 am Car Show Registration (west park, if rain 7th & Park Ave)
  • 12 pm Car Show sponsored by H3 Grafix
  • 3 pm Parade with Grand Parade Marshall Bob Schlyer
  • 4-7 pm Cornhole/Bean Bag Tournament contact Heidi Tourtillott to enter a team 660-200-5281
  • 4:30 pm Salute to Veterans with Ryan Malone reading Declaration of Independence
  • 4:45 Veterans quilt presentation sponsored by Rich Hill Quilt Guild
  • 7pm Raffle Winners announced
  • 8pm Nick Schnebelen Band sponsored by Food Fair
  • 10pm Fireworks sponsored by City of Rich Hill, Rich Hill Fire Dept and 4th of July Committee