Bowling Green prepares for Champ Clark Heritage Festival

Champ Clark ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president in 1912 on the democratic ticket

Bowling Green, Missouri will celebrate the 21st annual Champ Clark Heritage Festival this Saturday.

Champ Clark served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919.

Watch attached video of this week's Spirit of the Tri-States report brought to you by Continental Cement and Green America Recycling for an inside look at Clark's historic home also known as "Honeyshuck."

The festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on and around the square in downtown Bowling Green.

The event is sponsored by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and will feature activities for all ages.

7 to 9 a.m.: Free breakfast at the United Methodist Church.

8 a.m.: Little Explorers Color Run at Bowling Green City Park.

8:30 a.m.: YMCA 5K on the square. (Register by Sept. 9 by contacting Twin Pike Family YMCA)

9 a.m.: Opening ceremonies on the Pike County Courthouse lawn in front of the Champ Clark statue.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Craft vendors and food court on the square.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Car and truck show on square. Registration is from 9 to 1.

10 a.m.: Parade from high school along Adams and Court streets to square.

11 a.m.: Music by the Michael Feldman Band on the courthouse lawn.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Children’s activities on the courthouse lawn.

1 p.m.: Pedal tractor pull on the square.

2 p.m.: Champ Clark for President play at Honey Shuck.

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