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Gov. Parson, First Lady to celebrate Missouri Bicentennial at statewide events

Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will be celebrating the Missouri...
Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will be celebrating the Missouri Bicentennial by attending several events in July and August.(Jeff Roberson | AP)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 7:59 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will be celebrating the Missouri Bicentennial by attending several planned events throughout the state.

They will visit historical sites and communities across Missouri as part of a Bicentennial Tour from July to August.

Both will also attend and take part in festivities leading up to Missouri Statehood Day, which is Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Missouri Statehood Day marks the day the Missouri Territory became the 24th state to enter the Union.

This year will mark the 200th anniversary.

“As we approach the 200th anniversary of our state this August, we are reminded of the dedication, passion, and love so many people have for Missouri,” stated Governor and First Lady Parson. “Missourians work hard every day to continue building on the strong foundation that has made our state a great place to live, work, and raise a family. From our rural areas to the big cities, Missouri offers so much to so many, and the story of our state is one to be remembered, shared, and celebrated.”

The Governor’s Office will also be hosting a Bicentennial Inaugural Parade in Jefferson City.

This event will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m.

The Bicentennial Inaugural Ball will be held the same evening following the parade at the Missouri State Capitol.

For more information on Gov. Parson’s Bicentennial Tour and the Bicentennial Inaugural Parade, click here.

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