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Midtown Projects & Events

The Midtown Neighborhood Association schedules a variety of events throughout the year to promote and preserve the character and quality of living in the Midtown Neighborhood. These events are just some of the ways we bring neighbors together and bring the rest of the city to Midtown.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

Join us each year for a parade and more with that old fashion picnic feel, games and food. Fourth of July, 10am

The Midtown Neighborhood Association's 23rd Annual Old Fashion 4th of July Parade and Celebration
The parade will, once again, begin at 10:00 am and this year's event features Dr. David Manuel, Drury University's President as Grand Marshall. This year's theme is: "Embracing The Past, Enhancing The Future".

Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Best Overall; Best Theme Interpretation; Best Children's Float; Best Children's Marching Unit; Best Adult Float; Best Adult Marching Unit.

As always, there will be a celebration in historic Washington Park, featuring The Norman Jackson Band. Free ice cream courtesy of Hiland Dairy, and free beverages courtesy of Pepsi-Cola will be provided to everyone that attends the event.

The entry fees for participation in the parade are: $25.00 for political entries; $10.00 for individuals, businesses and organizations; Veteran's Groups pay no participation fee. The parade route begins at Drury Parking Lot off of Benton Avenue (north of Central High School,) and will travel north on Benton Avenue to Calhoun Street, East on Calhoun Street to Washington Avenue, north on Washington to Locust Street, east on Locust to Washington Park. Participants, please arrive no later than 9:00 am. The parade begins in the Drury parking lot on the west side of Benton just north of Central High School. Floats should line up on the east side of Benton facing north, all others please pull into parking lot. Participants who wish to park and leave their cars please park in the Central High lot on Jefferson. SEE MAP OF ROUTE HERE

Parking for non participants is available in the Cox Parking lot, at the corner of Benton and Lynn.

We look forward to a wonderful Parade and Celebration this year! For more information about the parade, or to obtain an application or map, please contact Dee Ogilvy at 863-8112 or drop us a line at midtown.sgf@gmail.com

The Victorian Christmas Homes Tour

Midtown homeowners graciously open their homes to visitors for a guided tour. Hosts explain the history of the structure and relate information about the home
Friday, December 6, 2013 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:00– 5:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

In the summer of 2001, Midtown kicked off our "Music in the Park" series. Past performers have included The Garbonzos, Poco Loco, Radio Flyer, Jim & Kim Lansford, Lyal Strickland, and The Gallier Brothers. The concerts and refreshments are free of charge and begin at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner and your friends and family. More info here>

The Neighborhood Watch Program

Midtown currently has a Neighborhood Watch Program covering a large part of the neighborhood. Nine households have volunteered to serve as block captains. For more information, please contact Randy Greer (Program Coordinator) at 417.831.5911 or silverado.1@hotmail.com

Neighborhood Wide Cleanup
Spring Clean Up

One of the most popular events for Midtown has been our neighborhood-wide clean-up. It will be scheduled at a later date. We will have dumpsters on the east side of the Cox North Medical Center's east parking lot along Benton Street. Anything but hazadorous waste can be put in the dumpsters. We will also have a tree service company to chip limbs and branches. Volunteers are needed to help pick up merchandise from homes that can't get to the dumpster site.

Fall Cleanup
Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:00 a.m.-noon – Cox North parking lot Friday,

Washington Park Cleanup

Another popular cleanup event. More details to come.

The Midtown Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce a scholarship program for a Midtown resident.

For the 8th year, the Midtown Neighborhood Association is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior going on to further their education at a two or four year college or university. While it is not a requirement, students that attend local institutions (Drury University, Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College) will be given special consideration. Applicants may be attending any Springfield high school or home school.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

All questions should be directed to Jana Sisco, Scholarship Chair, 1440 N. Clay, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 234-7735