Amelia Earhart Festival

FestivalJoin us in the hometown of Amelia Earhart for a weekend festival on the anniversary of her
birth . . .Celebrating the life of the world's most famous woman pilot!

Friday, July 21, 2000

Lakefest 2000

Outdoor concert featuring country performers Danni Leigh and Mark Chesnutt. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, children 10 and under are free. Food vendors and concessions on the grounds. Amelia Earhart Earthwork at Warnock Lake; gate opens at 5:00 p.m., Danni Leigh begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets available from Ticketmaster: 816-931-3330 / www.ticketmaster.com, or call the Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-234-1854. Lawn seating only. Held rain or shine. No coolers allowed on grounds. 816-931-3330

Saturday, July 22, 2000

2K/10K Run
2K or 10K run through the city, $15. YMCA, 317 Commercial, 8:00 a.m.

Young Eagles
Airplane rides for youth first-time flyers, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Amelia Earhart Airport,
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"Breakfast with the Books"
The public is invited to an informal continental breakfast featuring books on Amelia Earhart, Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Downtown Festival
Family fun along the downtown, outdoor pedestrian plaza of Commercial Street. Browse the arts and crafts booths, sample foods, enjoy live entertainment and participate in activities such as childrens' games, horse-drawn trolley rides, a petting zoo and carnival rides.
10:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.
On the Small Stage, 400 block of Commercial Street:
10:00 a.m.
Entertainment by Thad Beach
11:00 a.m.
Clement McRae Puppets
12:00 p.m.
Entertainment by Thad Beach
1:00 p.m.
Clement McRae Puppets
2:00 p.m.
Nicole Brandt's Step in Time Dancers
3:00 p.m.
Clement McRae Puppets
4:00 p.m.
Ginger Mauzey's Showstoppers Dance
Troupe

Live music, 500 block of Commercial Street:

10:00 a.m.
Connie Dover & Roger Landes, Celtic musicians
11:00 a.m.
Connie Dover & Roger Landes, Celtic musicians
12:00 p.m.
The Plaid Family
1:00 p.m.
The Plaid Family
2:00 p.m.
Pastense, bluegrass / folk music
3:00 p.m.
TurpinTyme Ragsters
4:00 p.m.
TurpinTyme Ragsters

Sunshine Petting Zoo
400 block of Commercial Street, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Horse-drawn trolley tours of downtown Atchison
6th & Commercial, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Magic Bob
Balloon art and tricks, strolling the mall,
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Birthday party with cake
500 block of Commercial Street, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Carnival rides ­ Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Birthplace Museum Open House
Tour the historic home where Earhart was born and view recent changes and acquisitions. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, 223 N. Terrace St.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award Luncheon
Attend a luncheon honoring Nancy Kassebaum Baker, the 2000 recipient of the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award, (seating is limited to 100), $25, Riverhouse Restaurant, 101 Commercial St.,
11:30 a.m.

Amelia Earhart Symposium
Presentations by five women role models and Kansas natives, Theatre Atchison, 401 Santa Fe,
1:30 p.m.

Featured speakers are:

*Former U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker

*Dr. Donna Sweet, a leading medical researcher on the AIDS epidemic

*Brigadier General Elizabeth Hoisington, a highly-decorated officer who helped lead a new era for American women in the military.

*Rev. Flora Nunley, an active community volunteer in Kansas City, Mo., and a proponent of voter registration by naturalized citizens.

*Kay Schallenkamp, Ph.D, the first female president at Emporia State University


Festivities on the Missouri River
It's fun for the entire family in the historic blocks near the "Mighty Mo'" with food vendors, aerobatic performances by pilot Ken Stout and music by the TurpinTyme Ragsters. 2nd & Commercial streets, food booths open at 6:00 p.m.

"Concert in the Sky" Fireworks
On the banks of the Missouri River, enjoy one of the Midwest's most dazzling fireworks shows orchestrated to music by Wichita's Paul Austin Pyrotechnics, Atchison's riverfront park, pre-show begins at 9:00 p.m.

Street dance
Music by The Exceptions, 2nd & Commercial streets,
10:00 p.m. ­ 1:00 a.m.

 

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