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The Memphis Square is the place to be on Saturday, June 18th as the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Scotland County Ambulance Service have organized some fun activities and educational displays.

First, the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Peanut Days that morning beginning at 8:30 a.m.  A bag of peanuts with great prizes donated by Chamber businesses will be sold for only 50 cents.

Event organizers would like to let businesses know that prizes should be brought to Primrose Realty or Cook’s Mens Store and they are meeting at 5:00 p.m. on June 16th at the Antique Fair building to sack the peanuts and prizes.  All help from MACC businesses is greatly appreciated.

Proceeds from the MACC Peanut Days are one source of revenue for the Chamber.  The organization uses the money to promote local events, purchase holiday decorations and market the community to possible visitors and tourists.

Next, the Scotland County Hospital Ambulance Service along with numerous area businesses and individuals are hosting a Kids Safety Day on the 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., also on the Memphis City Square.

This is a free event with something for all age groups to enjoy including a kids smoke house, fireman water game, bounce houses for all ages, emergency vehicle displays and a visit by Smokey the Bear and other guests.

Members of the Sheriff’s Department, Memphis Police Department, Scotland County Health Department, MO Fire Marshal, MO Geological Survey, National Weather Service and the Missouri Conservation Department will also be available.

Additionally, there will be a Jaws of Life demonstration at noon and a hay scramble at 1:30 p.m.

A variety of food will also be available including popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, soda and chips.  Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this free event.