JOPLIN, MO---The event took place at the newly built Jean Roy Pavilion in Memorial park. The Heartland Concert Band performed a free one hour concert of patriotic songs for those who came. The celebration was organized by the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Members.
Chamber member Dixie Asbell says, the event was a success. Asbell says, "We are blessed to beyond major to live here and coming out today is just another way of saying thank you Lord for our freedom."
Asbell says the only thing the event was missing was apple pie. So for next year, they're going to make sure to have some for participants.
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