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Many local organizations will be there with assorted goodies to raise revenue and awareness; including the Methodist Men, Boy Scouts, Sports Boosters, Chamber of Commerce, Girard Fire Dept., Pleasant Hill Village, Music Boosters and more. Evening hours feature live entertainment on the main stage in the city park and in the beer tent on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday evening is our famous "Miss Girard Pageant and Show" where we choose a young lady to represent the City of Girard for the next year, and we feature several groups of school age children singing and dancing, as well as other local talent. There are plenty of activities for children including rides, Kiwanis games, a watermelon seed spitting contest and a pedal tractor pull.


Girard Festival Days held the last weekend in July is sponsored by the Girard Chamber of Commerce.

 Activities include a carnival, craft booths, and food booths.

Year

Citizen Of The Year

Teen Citizen Of The Year

2015

Wally Horrighs &
 Julie Westerhausen

Alyssa Meyers

2014

Mike Cowden

Demiri Adams

2013

Dave Smith


2012

Gayle Fickas


2011

Randy Pierson &
Eric Lancaster


2010

Becky Adams


2009

Jim Matuska


2008

Debra Burnett


2007

Elvin 'Peanut' & Darlene Weller


2006

Marge Bouldin


2005

Karl and Jean Ball


2004

Karen Sutton


2003

John and Jeanette Earley


2002

Roy Doll


2001

Jim and Dawn Cherry


2000

Sally Jessen


1999

Niki Weller and Debbie Talbert


1998

Dominic and Betty Garbin


1997

Darrell & Don Jessen


1996

Marilyn Patrick


1995

Nathan Jones


1994

John Matuska


1993

Dave Fitzgerald


1992

Becky Prose


1991

Fred Clevenger


1990

Lois Tipton


1989

Sam Molen


1988

Mary Crawford


1987

Howerton & Nettie Tipton


1986

Jim Pitchford


1985

Ralph Gregory


1984

Hazel Barnes


1983

Robert Deck


1982

George Kemp


1981

Elmer Dadisman


1980

Phil Cherry


1979

Mildred Jackson &
Fern Cook


1978

Virgil M. Knox


1977

Dr. T. R. McKemie


1976

Leonard & Eula Prose


1975

Georgia Donalson


1974

Ethel Weddle


1973

M. C. Shutt


The Citizen of the Year presentation is held on the Saturday night during Festival Days at approximately 8:00 pm

Citizen of The Year

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• Friday Activities

• Saturday Activities

• Sunday Activities

• Pageant

• Talent Show

This year, Premier Works, a family operated carnival ride company based in the St. Louis Metro East, will operate a carnival during all three days of the event.  Included in the carnival are  family rides, concessions that will include favorite carnival foods such as candy apples, elephant ears and corndogs, skill games and "winner every time" games.   The amusement rides include a giant slide, Rio Grande train, mini rockin tug, wacky shack funhouse, the tornado and three others.  Tickets are on sale now at a discount at the Girard City Hall and at Dave O'Dell Country Financial Girard. The Girard Festival Days will be held on July 24th, 25th and 26th this year and the carnival will operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

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