Thayer’s Go Green Festival: June 21st and 22nd

Speakers Announced for Go Green Self Reliance Festival
Speakers have been announced for the 2014 Go Green Self Reliance Festival, to be heldJune 21 and 22 in Thayer City Park by the rodeo arena. According to event organizers this year’s speakers cover a variety of topics and feature both local and nationally known personalities.
Bob Gascon of Black Dog Survival School will make presentations on Practical Preparedness and on Caring for Your Pets During Emergencies.  Gascon is a national leader in preparedness. John Price, president of the West Plains HAM Radio Club will speak on using radio for emergency communications. Doug Brethower of Springfield and Jim Hart of West Plains will discuss  Wood Gas Energy and the MSU Renewable Energy Program and will show both a firewood powered generator for making home electricity and a firewood and wood gas powered pickup truck.  Dr. Howard Mainprize of Thayer will discuss Biofuels and Making Your Own Diesel.  Lynette Pate of Branson, an Organic Guru will speak on Fuel for the Body Through Organics and Raising the Quality of Your Diet and Your Life. Mike Brown of Springfield, a well- known author, will demonstrate a steam engine used to create home electric power. A representative of Preferred Energy will speak on Solar Power for the Home.
 Other speakers will include Dave Lohr of Kosh Trading Post  on Survival in the Wild, Dan Collins on  Survival by Preparedness, Dawn McPherson on Medical Care When There is No Doctor, Robin Gilbert on  Foods that Heal, Shekhinah Golden Dove Davis on The Self Sufficient Homestead,  Mike Evans of Americas Voice Now on  Firearms for Preparedness and Protecting Freedom and  Doreen Hanes on Agenda 21.
Music for the festival is also scheduled according to Music Director Donnie Finley. Finley says the entertainers on tap include many local musicians playing Gospel, Country and Bluegrass music. Games and activities for children are also scheduled including the Money in a Hay Bale event. Parking assistance will be provided by the young men of Masters Ranch.
The Go Green Festival runs 9 am to 6 pm both days. Volunteers are still needed. Admission is free and vendors are free and encouraged to attend.  This is the 6th Go Green Self Reliance Festival, which is sponsored by the Thayer-Mammoth Springs Saddle Club. To volunteer, register as a vendor or receive more information call 417-264-2435.



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