August 14, 2019: Senior Day at the State Fair
Location: Mathewson Building, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia
The 118th Annual Missouri State Fair is right around the corner! As in years’ past, Senior Day at the State Fair is sponsored by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4). This yearly tradition at the State Fair honoring Missouri’s most valuable resource, senior citizens, typically draws over 800 people.
Senior Day provides lots of entertainment and interaction for seniors in the way of free B-I-N-G-O (with many great prizes), line dancing instructions, and the ever-famous dance competition (for participants aged 60 and older). Cash prizes are awarded in five dance categories: Missouri Waltz, Polka, Jitterbug, Two-Step, and Line Dancing.
Special guests this year include Ms. Missouri Senior 2019, Dr. Nancy Wilkinson; Missouri Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe; Department of Health and Senior Services Director, Dr. Randall Williams; and ma4 President, David Sykora.