Another Tom Sawyer Days has come and passed
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 01:02:28 GMT —
National Tom Sawyer Days came to an end Sunday.
This national event brought in thousands of visitors to America's Hometown.
The day concluded with the last days of a volleyball tournament, and a horseshoe competition.
This week of traditions in Hannibal has been going 58 years strong this year.
Concluding activities included a popular mud volleyball tournament that has been going on for 34 years.
Sixty-five teams got down and dirty to support the YMCA.
The Hannibal POPS Club played host to a horseshoe tournament in Ringer Park. The POPS club provides support for those in need in the area.
"The POPS club stands for Participants of Public Service. If somebody's in need, anything, we're there to help them. We try to stay broke in our general fund by giving money away," POPS Club Chaplain Richard Dooley said.
The warm weather brought out a crowd that was ready to throw down.
"We had a few less teams this year than normal, but we're happy," Dooley said.
This was the 25th year the horseshoe tournament has been held during Tom Sawyer Days.
The tournament saw 56 participants, and 28 teams.
POPS Club members are already looking forward to seeing the public come out for next year's event.