Community Events

Be prepared: annual Youth Preparedness Camp set

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Laclede County Office of Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe demonstrates a self defense technique on Logan Johnston during last year’s Youth Preparedness Camp. This year the camp will be held from June 11 to June 15.

Young people can sign up now for a camp where they will learn first aid, self defense and other topics.
The Office of Emergency Management Youth Preparedness Camp  for ages 12-15 will be held June 11-15 at the OEM office , 200 Adams Street.
Class topics will also include CPR, nutrition, fire safety and a tour of the courthouse and sheriff’s office. Other topics planned are internet safety, the police department dog, exercise, bullying awareness, caring for a pet and childcare/babysitting.
“What we are trying to do is get them ready for the future,” said Mary Rippy, one of the event’s organizers.



6th Annual Our Town, Your Town Celebration!

6th Annual Our Town, Your Town Celebration!

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the community to a large and exciting event on Saturday, June 16! The Our Town, Your Town Celebration will open to the public at 5:00 p.m. and conclude approximately 10:00 p.m. at Boswell Park in Lebanon.

The Annual Our Town, Your Town Celebration will provide attendees with an action packed evening including a game zone with inflatable’s, a wide display of vendors including food and drink items for purchase, live music entertainment featuring nationally known Christian Contemporary group Selah, courtesy of Truelove Ministries. To finish the evening there will be a fantastic fireworks display, complete with synchronized music. This event will be a wonderful evening for the entire family to enjoy. Our Town, Your Town continues to grow each year, with anticipated attendance of 3 to 4,000 people. Admission to this family friendly event is free!

Our Town, Your Town is now accepting reservations for food and non-food vendor locations for the evening. The Chamber wants to encourage not for profit organizations, craft, political, home based, and retail businesses to participate. Applications for vendors may be picked up at the Chamber office located at 186 North Adams in Lebanon or by call the office at 417-588-356. Download you vendor applications here: Food Vendor Application 2018Non Food Vendor Application 2018

For an event schedule or more information on the 2018 Our Town, Your Town Celebration, please contact the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-588-3256 or or visit

Selah-Live Concert at Lebanon’s Our Town, Your Town

Unmatched talent, a passion for ministry and a deep love for the Church—for 20 years these have been constants for the musical tour de force known as Selah. Amassing more than 4 million units in sales; eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards; a Gold-certified album and eight #1 singles, the group’s signature hits include “You Raise Me Up” and “Wonderful, Merciful Savior.” Todd Smith, Allan Hall and Amy Perry have together graced the stage of Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, all the while carrying a message of hope and healing for those who pause and listen. True to form, Selah’s first all-new recording in nearly three years, Unbreakable, is hallmarked by the beloved trio’s down-to-earth realness, soaring harmonies and unforgettable arrangements.

Route 66 Festival to be held Father’s Day weekend

More live music, more food, more crafters and more games are on tap as plans take shape for Lebanon’s 11th Route 66 Festival on Father’s Day weekend.
This year’s festival will celebrate the new slogan identifying Lebanon as the “Heart of Route 66.”
For the second year, the festival will be a partnership between the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department.
“I look forward to seeing our Route 66 family for a fun-filled two days,” said Loretta Young, chairman of the Route 66 Society’s Festival Committee.
All events are free and open to the public. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets, as no formal seating is available.