Fixin’ up some vittles for a whole passel of folks Annual Wagons For Warriors event set for May 24 at the county fairgrounds, Cowan Civic Center

By Ken York The Daily Record

Thirteen authentic Western chuck wagons from five different states will roll into Lebanon over the Memorial Day weekend to rustle up some vittles for an expected crowd of 1,500 or so at the Laclede County Fairgrounds and Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center.

The fourth annual Wagons For Warriors event on May 24 is shaping up to be the biggest yet, according to organizer Steve Hull, a chuck wagon driver himself.

“Preparations are going really good,” Hull said Thursday. “We’ve got 13 wagons coming as of now. We had 12 last year. We’re getting some new people this year.”

All proceeds raised during the event will go toward helping local veterans through the Mid Missouri Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Fort Leonard Wood Wounded Warrior Fund. Last year, Wagons For Warriors was able to donate nearly $10,000 to the fund.

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<p>Patrons of the Wagons for Warriors event go through one of the serving lines.</p>

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