The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:00am

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Schedule:

*Vendors on the historic Marshfield square from 12 PM-6 PM

*Nostalgia Fest Autograph Show, 9 AM to 3 PM at the Marshfield Church of the Nazarene. Featuring the VIP guests of the Cherry Blossom Festival, complete with cast members from numerous classic television shows and other VIP guests. (Free Admission)

8 AM- “Red, White and Blue Breakfast” – A breakfast honoring those who have worn the uniform of our nations armed forces and their families. A panel of original “Rosie the Riveters” will highlight the program. Moderator, Dorinda Nicholson- Marshfield Assembly of God- (Donations accepted)

9:30 AM- Robert and Edith Garst History Convocation with Allethea Wall (Sister of Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady) being interviewed on stage by Mary Achor (Presidential Historian). Carl and Glessie Young Community Auditorium.

10:35 AM- “Conway and Loretta”, Interview with Tre Twitty (grandson of Conway Twitty) and Tayla Lynn (granddaughter of Loretta Lynn) about their famous grandparents-legends of country music- Marshfield Assembly of God.

11:30 AM- Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum Luncheon- Richard Thomas (Pa Ingalls, Beyond the Prairie) will be interviewed on stage about being in the film. The luncheon will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Wilder Home and Museum- Marshfield Assembly of God Fellowship Hall- Tickets are $25 per person.

1 PM- “80th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind” panel, featuring those who have direct connections to the classic film-including original actors from the movie. Participants: Mickey Kuhn (Beau Wilkes), Greg Giese (Baby Beau Wilkes and Bonnie Butler) and Dr. Chris Sullivan (Marietta GWTW Museum). Moderator, Sally Rains (GWTW Author)- Marshfield Assembly of God

2:20 PM- “Remembering WW II” panel, featuring WW II veterans, including: Louis Graziano (last witness to the German surrender), Dorinda Nicholson (Pearl Harbor child) and others. Moderator, Myra Miller- Marshfield Assembly of God

3:10 PM- 10th Annual Dred & Harriet Scott Reconciliation Forum- Hosted by the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation of St. Louis- Marshfield Assembly of God

4:30 PM- Louis Picone, Presidential historian and author will speak about our U.S. Presidents- Marshfield Assembly of God

6:30 PM- Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative Dinner presenting Marshfield’s highest honor to several outstanding Americans. Honoring: Tweed Roosevelt (great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt), Carole Cook (actress), Louis Graziano (last witness to German surrender of WW II), Margaret Clark (great granddaughter of President Rutherford B. Hayes) and Lana Wood (actress)- Tickets $30 per person- Marshfield Assembly of God Fellowship Hall

*Annual Cherry Pie Contest & Auction will be held in conjunction with the Hubble Dinner. Drop off pies from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Marshfield Assembly of God Fellowship Hall*