The Small Charming Parks in Our Area...

The Small Charming Parks in Our Area...

Niekamp Park

This is the perfect little family getaway located in St. Martins, Missouri. It is just off of Verdant Lane toward the end... just follow the signs.

The McMichael Family had their Reunion here for years. It is a great place to just go for lunch with the kids or to have an event. The pavilion is quite large and there is a grilling area plus nice restrooms.

Lots of benches are around this mostly shaded area. There is plenty of room for sports and it even has a ball diamond. The playground equipment is where your kids will enjoy having room to play.

Come and enjoy this quiet, little park.

Capital City Festival of Lights

Capital City Festival of Lights

For the second year HHC Community Outreach will have their annual drive through light festival at Binder Park in Jefferson City. The lightshow will run from December 1st through December 30th. The hours will be from 6-9 everyday, except Monday. You can take Rainbow over to Henwick, winding you around Binder Lake to see the lights. The $20 entry fee (per car) will go to local nonprofits including Homemaker Health Care.

Exploring Nature in Jefferson City Runge Nature Center

Exploring Nature in Jefferson City Runge Nature Center

If you’re looking to get outside and explore nature this summer the Runge Nature Center is a great place in Jefferson City.  The Missouri Department of Conservation manages the Runge Nature Center.  It is a 100-acre area off Commerce Drive.  It features walking trails, a visitor center with exhibits and live-animal displays.  They also hold demonstrations and special events as well.

Holts Summit Police Department

Holts Summit Police Department

Citizens of Holts Summit, MO, are blessed with a very professional and experienced police department.

One night I was driving home, and an officer pulled me over.  I thought, “What have I done now?”  He approached my car and advised my headlight was out.  That was it.  No ticket, just a very courteous stop to help me out.  My husband replaced it the next day.   

Holts Summit Fireworks Festival 2018

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Fireworks Show: 30 minutes
Festival: All Evening

July 3rd

  • Huge Display

  • Concessions

  • Booths

  • Several Great Locations to Watch

Come and Enjoy

  1. Park Early. nusually, all of Summit Drive is lined with vehicles and the Summit Plaza is full. Come and park early.

  2. Bring Lawn Chairs.

  3. You are Welcome to Park at McMichael Realty. If you get there early, you are welcome to park in our lot.

  4. Greenway Park. Walk up to Greenway Park for the main area (just beyond the ballfields)

  5. Fireworks Start. tarting time is around 9:30. Once it’s good and pitch dark.

  6. ENJOY! You’re in a small town, so say “Hello” to the people around you and celebrate our Independence.

4th of July

It is certainly about being free, so remember to always thank a veteran. was proud when
my Grandson recently went up to a Veteran and thanked them for their service.

Be patriotic.

Jamestown - Why I Chose To Live Here

Jamestown - Why I Chose To Live Here

When my wife and I chose to move to central Missouri about ten years ago, we wanted to live away from sizeable cities (think St. Louis and Kansas City), but close enough the necessities of life (think groceries, home improvement, etc).  Central Missouri provided the perfect location halfway between my home state (Oklahoma) and my wife's (Ilinois), thus it provided the perfect spot for trips to visit family.