Enjoy crafts and music at the annual "Sunday at Montauk" Event July 5

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Volume 37-180 For Immediate Release: June 29, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Enjoy a day of music and crafts at the annual "Sunday at Montauk" event on July 5 at Montauk State Park near Salem.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will be held in the area adjacent to the park's open picnic shelter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

View the wares of crafters and watch them demonstrate their talents in a variety of skills. Wooden toys, birdhouses, American Indian craft items, dried flowers, quilts, embroidery work, weavings, afghans, paintings, gourds, baskets, homemade soap, candles and other items that have been handmade by skilled crafters will be on display. A tinsmith will demonstrate his skills, and other demonstrations and exhibits will be available.

You can also tour Montauk Mill, which was built in 1896 and still contains most of its original machinery. It is the only remaining structure from the once-thriving Montauk community.  The mill is located just across the road from the event area.      

Bring your lawn chairs and relax under the large old walnut shade trees or dance to an assortment of live musical performances throughout the day.  Musicians will play a variety of music and a large ground-level wooden platform will be available for dancers.

Ample parking will be available in the large parking lot adjacent to the Montauk Mill and in a nearby open field.  Food and refreshments, provided by the park's Dorman L. Steelman Lodge, will be sold from the open picnic shelter house.

Montauk State Park is located 22 miles south of Salem on Highway 119, or 13 miles east of Licking just off of State Route VV. From all points south of Montauk State Park, travel north on Highway 63 from Houston, Mo., turn east on Highway P, travel one mile, turn north on Highway 137 and drive one mile, then turn east or right onto Highway VV and travel 10 miles to the park. 

For more information, contact the park at 573-548-2201 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com.