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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Senior Expo attracts flood of people

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