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Annual picnic in tiny MO town attracts a thousand people

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

The town of Glennonville had their 107th annual picnic on Saturday.

This picnic brought in about 1,000 people. The town itself has a population of about 100 people. 

So where exactly is Glennonville?

It sits in the northern part of Dunklin County, Mo.

This town has a school, a church a handful of homes, and not much more. It doesn't even have a turn signal or stop light.

"This town doesn't have a stop light or even a turn signal," says Cole McBroom.

Cole McBroom is from Qulin, which sits down the road about 7 miles away.

McBroom says it is a surprise that the small town of Glennonville has such a large event.

"When the community comes together for this event, it's like family," says McBroom.

Many come from all over Southeast Missouri for this event.

The picnic includes a variety of games, a horseshoe tournament, a pageant, tractor show and more. 

One resident of Glennonville we spoke with is Summer Bader. She agrees that Glennonville is small and doesn't get very much revenue throughout the year.

"There isn't much here, not even a gas station," says Bader. 

Bader says while the residents do what they can to provide the necessities for their community, this event is their main money maker.

In fact, last year they made almost $30,000 just on this lone event - a figure they expect to surpass this year. 

The money raised goes towards their church, their school, and other areas of the town. 

While many here say they have never heard of Glennonville before coming to this picnic, they have definitely put it on the map for an attraction for others to visit. 

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