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Digging Twain: Volunteers Needed

Support the 33rd Annual Children’s Halloween Party

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ment is in preparations

for the 33rd Annual Children’s

the last 33 years to provide a safe alternative for chil

party are the costume contest and the haunted tent. The party is always funded entirely from donations from the community and supported by volunteers set

olunteers are needed each Saturday in September to help complete the excavations at Mark Twain’s Uncle John Quarles’ farmstead site. Plans for this site include rebuilding the Quarles’ farmstead based on the archaeological and documentary evidence and eventually having a living-history farm—the “missing Link� in the Twain sites. This is the seventh year of excavating on the site. The site of the main house has been excavated. Although not finished, the south pen of the dog-trot log house has been rebuilt. Excavations in September will center on the smoke-house, the kitchen ell and the area of the west side back porch. Artifacts in these areas will be recovered and these structures will be rebuilt as funds become available. Two film studios have filmed Twain documentaries on this site, and it is visited by people from all over the world. An open house on the site will be held Saturday September 29 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Unique to this site is that children ten years old or older may come and participate in the dig if each child is accompanied by an adult (one child-one adult, two children-two adults, etc.). A professional archaeologist will be on hand to supervise along with several assistants. All volunteers need to meet at 8:00 am at the red & white metal building west of highway 107, and about two miles south of highway 24 and north of Grandma’s Country Music. They should bring lunch, snacks, and water. Tools will be provided. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 573-735-2784.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Cost: $8

Includes: Carryout will be available. Location:

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Tickets can be purchased by calling 573-248-5272, stopping by Judy’s Boutique located inside Hannibal Regional Hospital or at the Mark Twain Book Store.

253 Munger Lane, Hannibal, MO.

Drawing for a beef bundle: 52 Pound Beef Bundle includes: Ribeyes, sirloins, round steaks, ground beef and roasts. Tickets are: 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 10 for $25. Winner will be announced at 2:00 pm on September 27th. Do not have to be present to win. Beef bundle drawing sponsored by Center Locker. All proceeds benefit Hannibal Regional HospItal Auxiliary.

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