16th Annual Memorial Luminary Driving Tour at Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

More than 100 volunteers, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Daughters of Union Vet- erans of the Civil War, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation members, Ozark Civil War Roundtable members, Republic High School Honor Society, and other com- munity organizations will participate in the 16th Annual Memorial Luminary Driving Tour Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
This free event begins with an opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m., and the memorial illumination tour opens to the public at 5:15 p.m. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend.
The volunteer will assemble luminaries and distribute them along the five-mile tour road through the park. A luminary is a paper bag filled with sand and a light.
Living history volun- teers and carolers will be at the Ray House, while night cannon firings will be at Stop 5, bringing the past to life. Visitors are encouraged to tour the Ray House and learn about the hardships faced by local families during the Civil War. Music, re- freshments, and information will be provided at Stop 5, along the tour road, where the night can- non firings will occur.
Vehicles will use parking lights only along the five-mile driving tour through the National Bat- tlefield, with stops at the Ray House and Stop 5.
The tour road will close at noon on Dec. 14 to complete preparations. Formoreinformationcall (417) 732-2662.


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