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Ohio Days notes Waverly's history, progress

Waverly's annual Ohio Days celebration is ramping up as we get into the upcoming work week.

A church service, potluck dinner, games and concessions take place Sunday. Monday has a quilt show and barbecue leading up to a parade at 7 pm. Tuesday has a baby show, and stage shows are planned both Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Mayor Craig Meader tells KVOE News Ohio Days generations of family members come to Waverly for the festival.

Meader credited the work of volunteers and longstanding partnerships with area groups and businesses as a big reason why Ohio Days is a success every year.

This is the 118th year of the town celebration, which started as a picnic to honor the town leaders who came to Coffey County from Ohio in the late 1800s. Meader says the visible landscape could change markedly for the 120th annual town festival with work slated for next year on a major wind energy development near Waverly.

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