Evelyn Fullerton and family presented a musical program about her father, Earl “Chick” Allen, a pioneer of Branson’s entertainment and tourism industry.
Chick Allen was an original member of the Baldknobbers Jamboree, one of the first public relations representatives for Silver Dollar City, and owner of his own attraction, the former Wash Gibbs Museum, on Hwy. 76 at the Taney-Stone County line.
Allen played the jawbone of a mule among other instruments.
He was also an expert on home remedies and lectured on Ozark medicinal roots and herbs at Washington University in St. Louis and William Jewel College near Kansas City.
Evelyn Fullerton, Allen’s eldest daughter, lead a group of family member musicians and guests in a musical tribute. Family members include granddaughters Judy Fullerton Rice and Jewelene Mabe, grandsons Jim Fullerton and Barry Mabe, and great grandson John Fullerton. Guest musicians were Jim Glaspy, Katey Glaspy and Louis Darby.
Speaker Mark Trimble presented his slides of Branson History.
Please bring your favorite antique or collectible that has a story with it. Go into your attic, cupboards, or garages and find a unique, interesting, or bizarre article. Bring it to our next meeting to show and tell the story behind the treasure.