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News Release 221

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 4, 2014 Volume 42-14-221 

Informational meeting and holiday celebration at Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

Jefferson City, Mo. - The public is invited to enjoy a Joplin-era holiday celebration and informational meeting at the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 1- 4 p.m.

The event will include a tour of Joplin’s gas lit apartment, decorated just for the occasion. Guests will then journey over to the Rosebud Café to listen to the sounds of live holiday music from the Twinda Murry Ensemble, circa 1902. Hot cocoa and peppermint sticks will be served.

The event will also include an open-house style informational meeting. Staff will be on hand to provide information, a summary of activities during 2014 and future plans. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about the site. The informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure the public has input on services and facilities offered in state parks and historic sites.

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the facility directly at 573-486-2200. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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