Sorry we were unable to submit the Branson Bulletin Newsletter in July and August as we were at our Minnesota Ranch and our Internet connection was so poor we could not access our software to create pages.
Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley will be honored with the 2009 Missourian Award at the Sept. 26th ceremony at the capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson city. It is given annually to nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to their state or nation. Gov. Jay Nixon is the Honorary Chairman of the Missourian Award.
Mayor Raeanne Presley is serving her second term and is a co-owner of the Presley's Country Jubilee show and theater. She has 30 years experience in the travel industry and is a past chairman of the Missouri Tourism Commission. She has served as a Branson Board of Aldermen and has been on the Board of Directors of Skaggs Community Health Center.
The new bridge between Branson and Hollister across Lake Taneycomo is about to move from the planning stage to the construction stage. It is located just above Branson Landing. Bids will be opened on Oct. 23 and awarded Nov. 4. The project is expected to cost about 12.6 million dollars. At the east end of the bridge there will be another traffic round-about and it will be be blasted into the solid rock cliff where the stop lights are now.
Additional work will also be done to the old bridge such as a new 5' sidewalk added to the upstream side. These construction projects are expected to start in Dec.
In other news The Branson Bulletin Newsletter September regrets to announce that the long standing Branson show "Country Tonight" will be closing down after this season. No reason was given but we are hopeful that the 4 multi talented headliners will find other shows to become a part of.
Lee Greenwood and the Bellamy Brothers are doing a stint at the Welk theater Sept. 16-19.
Our grand theme park The Silver Dollar City was awarded the pristigious award of being the "Friendliest Park" in the nation at the 12 annual year of Amusement today's Awards and the Golden Ticket Awards. They we voted #2 in Best Christmas Events and Best Food and #3 in Best shows and tied #5 for landscaping. Congratulation SDC.
Also at SDC the fall National Harvest Festival opened Sat. Sept. 12 and runs through Oct. 31.
Attendees at the Sept.24th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Branson/Lakes area Tourism Community Enhancement District will receive a report on how the new Branson Airport is doing along with area Fall & Christmas plans.
Along that note we see where there are some special Christmas Charter Flights sceduled into the new Branson Airport.
The Gatlin Brothers gave a tribute to Patrick Swayze and James Garrett did a tribute to John Deutschendorf (better known as John Denver) His Mother Erma Deutschendorf was in attendance.
RFD-TV is bringing a long list of guests this fall such as Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, Pam Tillis, John Andeson, Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.
That about raps it up for the Branson Bulletin Newsletter September and we are excited about going to the Show "Smoke on the Mountain" at the Little Opry Theater Branson Imax tonight and maybe to SDC tomarrow.