At the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Springfield Saturday, Nov. 23, Mayor Ken McClure asked Springfield citizens to join him Monday, Dec. 23 in welcoming to Springfield hundreds of soldiers currently stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for the "Home for the Holidays" event.
Fort Leonard Wood typically stands down for two weeks over the holidays, but each year there are several hundred soldiers who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to go home.
The event will include a mayoral proclamation and Welcome Home Rally for the community to welcome the soldiers to Springfield (stay tuned for the location and time), entertainment at various Springfield venues, a “taste of Springfield” buffet dinner and conclude with a musical performance.
Donations to help cover event expenses are welcomed.
Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield
American National Property & Casualty Company (ANPAC)
Andy’s Frozen Custard
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Community Foundation of the Ozarks - CauseMomentum
Corwin Automotive of Springfield
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Springfield Hotel Lodging Association
Springfield-Greene County Park Board – Jordan Valley Ice Park
United Way of the Ozarks
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium