An estimated 475 people turned out Thursday for the sixth annual Senior Expo at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal.

An estimated 475 people turned out Thursday for the sixth annual Senior Expo at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal. It was a strong turnout considering what was working against the three-hour event.
Organizers were keeping a wary eye on nearby Bear Creek early Thursday.
“Bear Creek has gone down a lot since 7 this morning,” said Aron Lee, supervisor for the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department, shortly before 9 a.m.
A media report Thursday morning that Warren Barrett Drive had been closed because of high water prompted a “flood” of phone calls concerning whether or not the event was still on.
The event featured a record 80 vendors, according to Mary Lynne Richards, assistant supervisor for promotion and planning for the Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department.
This year’s event was sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, RSVP at Douglass Community Services, NECAC, Experience Works, the Marion and Ralls County Health Departments and NEILS.