A musical performance by State Representative Donald Phillips will be the highlight of the White River Valley Historical Society’s free semi-annual meeting/program on Saturday, June 17.

Rep. Donald Phillips, a Republican, represents Stone County and parts of Christian and Taney Counties (District 138) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2010. Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Phillips served as a state trooper for 28 years with the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. Rep. Phillips also served as the head basketball and baseball coach as well as athletic director at Hollister High School from 1973-1977.

Rep. Phillips is a 1969 graduate of Rolla High School. He received his B.S. in Physical Education from the College of the Ozarks. He was inducted into the College of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

Born in St. Louis and raised in Salem, Rep. Phillips now resides in Kimberling City with his wife, Kathy. They are the parents of two daughters and four grandchildren.

Rep. Phillips writes his own songs and recently performed at the White River Electric annual meeting. During his college days, he portrayed both Young Matt and Wash Gibbs in the Shepherd of the Hills play.

Doors will open at the WRVHS at 12:30pm for refreshments and museum tours. A short business meeting will be held at 1:00pm with Phillips’ program immediately following.