Ham And Bean Feed Ben­e­fits Old Bridge Fund

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY - Sally Car­roll McDon­ald County Press scar­roll@nwadg.com

The best part of the Pow­ell Ham and Bean Feed is get­ting a chance to visit with friends, en­joy good food and help out a good cause.

“It’s a chance to catch up with long-time fam­ily, friends and neigh­bors,” said Tif­fany Nor­wood, Pow­ell His­tor­i­cal Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety board mem­ber.

“En­joy the be­gin­ning of fall with friends, some good laughs, good food and some good mu­sic,” she said.

The an­nual event, set for 5:30 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 30, will take place at Brum­ley Park, 5067 Mis­souri High­way E, Pow­ell.

Ham and beans, corn­bread and desserts will be avail­able. The Weather­folk will pro­vide gospel mu­sic. Those who at­tend will have the chance to par­tic­i­pate in a raf­fle draw­ing for half of a hog, which is pro­cessed and freezer ready.

All pro­ceeds go to pre­serv­ing the iron bridge lo­cated at Pow­ell. The bridge, which was built in 1914-15 and opened to the pub­lic in Au­gust 1915, safely trans­ported peo­ple across Big Sugar Creek for more than 95 years. A new bridge was com­pleted in 2014. The Historic Pow­ell Bridge was turned over to the Pow­ell His­tor­i­cal Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety.

To fur­ther preser­va­tion, board mem­bers have longterm goals to main­tain and beau­tify the area. Board mem­bers are plan­ning to es­tab­lish a park­ing area, along with some land­scap­ing and benches for beau­ti­fi­ca­tion and en­joy­ment, Nor­wood said.

For in­for­ma­tion, visit the Pow­ell His­tor­i­cal Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety page on Face­book.

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