Glasgow celebrates 175th anniversary

KRCG has been putting a special spotlight on several Mid-Missouri communities through the Our Town series.

This time, the focus is on the Howard County town of Glasgow.

The river bluff town is celebrating its 175 years of existence with a variety of special events this weekend. There TMs plenty to learn about this town TMs history. If you TMre not into that, there TMs plenty of good food.

Glasgow TMs 175th anniversary celebration reaches its climax on Saturday as the town TMs brick street transforms into a world from the 1800 TMs. Re-enactors will re-live Glasgow TMs past.

Celebration Committee Member Diana Clarke said, We TMll have quilters and demonstrators of cross-cut sawing. The kids can try their hand at a cross-cut saw. In the kid TMs area, we have a Nerf cannon that the kids can shoot Nerf cannonballs.

Glasgow Mayor Fred Foley said his town TMs celebration has something for the whole family.

Foley said, We have a great observation deck out here overlooking the river. You can watch the river in action right now as it is. We have lots of shops and a lot of unique things up here. We have different food establishments and gift shops and variety stores.

The celebration continues Saturday at 9 a.m. with a parade on Fourth Street.

A play about the history of Glasgow is being performed at Bramble Hall at Glasgow High School on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.