LACLEDE CELEBRATES GENERAL PERSHING WITH PERSHING DAYS

Laclede will spend this weekend celebrating the life of one of its most famous past residents, General John J. Pershing. Pershing Day’s will be a weekend long celebration with events such as bike rodeos, corn hole tournaments, a kids boot camp, and free concerts. Organizer Allison Eric explains the amount of prep that goes into an event like this.



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The marquee event for the weekend will be Sunday afternoon when organizers will screen the film “BlackJack” which chronicles the life and legacy of General Pershing. The ability to screen this film makes Eric proud.



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Pershing Days will kick off on Friday at 4pm, and will have the annual parade on Saturday at 2pm. The weekend will end after the conclusion of “BlackJack.”

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