Weekend events highlight nature, local causes

County Market employees in Hannibal joined the staff from a Quincy store to raise $2,028 for local families with special needs in 2017. Front row, from left: Chloe Anderson-Lovelace, vice president of the Chase Anderson Memorial MDA Rodeo and RoundUp Rodeo; Jenna Dunbar, ambassador for the RoundUp Rodeo; Austee VonAhn, president of the rodeos; Robin Arthaud, County Market customer service manager; Tim Newendyke, store director; and employees Jenna O'Learny and Anna Henley. Second row, from left: County Market employees Jason Fletcher and Lisa DeWitt. The store will hold a fundraising event for the RoundUp Rodeo beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10.
Posted: May. 8, 2019 4:42 pm

Hannibal residents can help give back to the community and get closer to nature beginning Friday morning with events to support the Chase Anderson RoundUp Memorial Rodeo and the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club.

Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis spring dinner

The Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club will be serving butterfly pork chops and puled pork sandwiches during their annual spring fundraising dinner from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday at the Y-Men's Pavilion, 100 Hill Street. Covered seating will be available, and visitors can use drive-thru and pick-up services. The meal cost of $8 includes a pork chop or pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, potato salad and a beverage. Tickets for the meal can be purchased from Kiwanis Club members or at the pavilion. All of the proceeds from the event will go toward community projects like Early Childhood Development Program, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the D.A.R.E. program, Mississippi Valley State School, Project Graduation 2019, providing a dictionary to all third graders in the Hannibal Public and Parochial Schools and five scholarships for graduating seniors from area high schools.

Chase Anderson RoundUp Memorial Rodeo

The Hannibal County Market will hold a fundraising event for the Chase Anderson Memorial RoundUp Rodeo at 10 a.m. Friday. The rodeo, held each year at the Rockin' A Arena, 5303 Highway C in Palmyra, features activities for cowboys and cowgirls in the area with special needs. All of the proceeds from the event at County Market will go toward research and finding a cure for MDA.

Terrarium Arty Party

The Hannibal Arts Council will hold a succulent terrarium Arty Party from 7-9 p.m. Friday at 105 S. Main St. Participants will create a terrarium using sand, dirt and succulents and add decorative stones as a finishing touch while learning about succulent care. Brenda Beck Fisher will lead the project. The cost is $25, and participants 13 years of age and older are welcome, and all of the supplies are included.

Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 573-221-6545 or emailing

Night Hike

Hannibal Parks & Recreation is sponsoring The Night Hike at Riverview Park. The location has changed due to water over the trail at the Sodalis Nature Preserve. The Night Hike will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the shelter near the playground at Riverview Park. The hike will last about an hour along paved trails. Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the hike. The Night Hike is free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing

Knights of Columbus meal

Members of the Knights of Columbus will sell fish sandwiches and curly fries from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Beverages will also be available. The dinner will take place as the Hannibal Central Park Farmers' Market comes to a close for the week. The market features produce, plants, baked goods and crafts from local vendors and takes place from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For more information about the Knights of Columbus event, call 573-221-0907.

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