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Welcome Homecomers 2021!!!

Welcome Home to the 74th Annual VFW Homecoming
August 10 – 14, 2021

(Due to the pandemic, there was no Homecoming last year, so this Homecoming will be the 74th.  Class reunions that should have been last year may be held this year.  Please check back for further information)

Purpose of the Homecoming

The Puxico VFW Post 7822 began sponsoring the “Homecoming” in 1947 as a way to bring residents of Puxico, past and present, together. The Puxico Homecoming has become an important time of the year for many residents and former residents of Puxico. People return each year to Puxico on the second Tuesday in August to renew old acquaintances. It is truly a “coming home” for many people. The streets of Puxico are filled every year with happy people greeting old friends, reminiscing, and, in general, just having a good time. Each year the VFW has diligently planned to make the Puxico Homecoming “bigger and better”. There is something for everyone – carnival rides, beauty pageants, baby contests, square dancing, music, a church service, attendance drawings, a parade, class reunions, alumni meeting and of course the world famous goatburgers.

Please see the documents and information below for Homecoming details . . . we hope to see you on the Midway!

Homecoming Float Contest

The members of the Puxico VFW Auxiliary and People Community Bank are sponsoring a float contest in the Puxico Homecoming Parade August 14th.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:  $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $75 for third place.

Class Reunion Information

“The 2021 Homecoming book is being prepared by Patti McLean, a member of Post 7822’s Auxiliary.  If you wish to have anything placed in the book, including ads, please see Patti.

Class of 1950 — Date, place and time to be announced. 

Class of 1961 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 1966 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 1971 — This is your 50 year class reunion.  Date, time and place to be announced.

Class of 1976 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 1981 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 1986 — Date, time and place to be announced.

Class of 1991 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 1996 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 2001 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 2006 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 2011 — Date, place and time to be announced.

Class of 2016 — Date, place and time to be announced.

If any of the classes from 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980

Berry-Glenn Historical Museum

Attention Quilt Lovers and owners of quilts. Once again it is time for the Berry- Glenn Historical Museum Annual Quilt Display the week of Homecoming, Aug. 10 thru Aug. 14. The Museum will be open each one of these days to view the quilts and the Museum. If you have a quilt that you would like to have on display, please give us a call to set up a time to meet you at the museum to drop off your quilt. We are looking forward to lots of pretty, unique and/or old quilts for this annual display. The museum has many historical displays that Homecomers may view while visiting the museum or they can look through the many Puxico High School yearbooks and reminisce about the “good old days.”   For information, call Shirley Linson at 573-222-3703.

74th Puxico VFW Homecoming Program

TUESDAY – Aug. 10, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m
  • Official Opening
  • 6:30  p.m
  • Midway Opens
  • 6:30-10:30 p.m
  • Bracelet Night on the Midway
  • 7:00 p.m
  • Pre- Queen Contest Ceremonies in Veterans Park
  • Immediately following speeches
  • Little Miss Puxico contest
  • Immediately after Little Miss
  • Miss Puxico contest
  • 10:30 p.m
  • Attendance Drawing

WEDNESDAY – Aug. 11th

  • 7:00 p.m
  • Church Night – Veterans Park
  • 6:30 – 10:30 p.m
  • Bracelet Night
  • 10:30 p.m
  • Attendance Drawing

THURSDAY – Aug. 12th

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Goat Burger Golf Classic
    Ozark Ridge Golf Course – PB
  • 6:30 – 10:30 p.m
  • Bracelet Night
  • 7:00
  • Music in Veteran’s Park
  • 10:30 p.m
  • Attendance drawing

FRIDAY- Aug. 13th

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Baby Contest
  • 6:30- 10:30 p.m
  • Bracelet Night
  • 6:00 p.m
  • Alumni Meeting in Puxico School Cafeteria
  • 11:00 p.m
  • Attendance Drawing

SATURDAY – Aug. 14th

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Goat Run, Starts at School
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Mingo Tractor Club Show
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Parade
  • 10:00 -4:00 p.m.
  • Berry-Glenn Museum Quilt Show
  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Bracelet Matinee
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Attendance Drawing
  • 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
  • Bracelet Night
  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Music in Veteran’s Park
  • 11:00 p.m.
  • Attendance Drawing

Square Dancing Every Night

Homecoming is a community event which takes lots of volunteers from businesses, clubs, churches, and individuals. It really does take a village to accomplish the huge event of the Puxico VFW Homecoming.

The VFW Post 7822 hopes that you will enjoy the many events that have been planned for you and that you will consider this one of the best times you’ve ever had in Puxico.

Come by the VFW Post 7822 Eat Shack for the best Hamburgers, BBQ’s & Goatburgers you’ll ever eat.

The Auxiliary to VFW Post 7822 invites everyone to visit The Corn Dog Stand and enjoy the best corn dogs you will ever eat.