2006 Highlights
2006 Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Jamie Rupe
2006 Queen Jamie Rupe
Contestants for the 2006 Cherry Blossom Queen pose before the judges final results at Cross Bridge Church.
Cherry Blossom Queen Contest
Cherry Blossom Assembly
(featured remarks by Steven Ford)

(pictured left to right)
    Steven Ford (
son of President and Mrs. Gerald Ford)
    Lyon Tyler (grandson of President John Tyler)
    Shannon Lanier (Sally Heming descendant of President Thomas Jefferson)
    Devon Nixon (great nephew of President Richard Nixon)
    Brad Turner (President Warren Harding relative)
    Nicholas W. Inman (Cherry Blossom Founder & Chairman)
2007 Assembly
Steven Ford (son of President Gerald Ford) spoke at the history assembly for Marshfield High School in 2006. Ford spoke about his life in the White House and his Mother's struggle with alcohol abuse. Ford was the first child of an American President to visit Marshfield.

Steven Ford
VIP Dinner
Hilda Lane (relative of Edwin P. Hubble)
     Judy Lewis (daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young)
     Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou of the Andy Griffith show)
     John Lane (nephew of Edwin P. Hubble).
Hilda Lane, Judy Lewis, Betty Lynn, & John Lane
Mickey Carroll and Rev. David Ingalls sign autographs following the Missouri Walk of Fame ceremony at the Webster County Library.
Book Signing

Susan Tyler (great granddaughter of President John Tyler), Carolyn Yates (cherry blossom committee member) and George Cleveland (grandson of President George Cleveland) pose with the first cherry blossom essay winners backstage at the Young Community Auditorium.
Essay Contest Winners

2006 Presidential descendants participate in the first Presidential Forum at the Jubilee Theater. Pictured (left to right) Shannon Lanier, Tom Colt (relative of President Andrew Johnson), Thom Daniel, John Truman, George Cleveland, Lyon Tyler, Richard Gatchell (relative of President James Monroe), Jennifer Harville and James Auchincloss. Marshfield native and Washington D.C. resident, Roy Howard Beck moderated the panel.
Presidential Forum
Nicholas W. Inman (festival chairman), Elsie Myers (cherry pie contest chair), Bessie Caulfield (first place cherry pie contest winner and Jane Rader (second place cherry pie contest winner) in front of the Marshfield Mail.
Cherry Pie Contest Winners
John and Hilda Lane (nephew of Edwin P. Hubble) pose with Hubble's star at the Missouri Walk of Fame ceremony.
Hubble Walk of Fame Winner
Devon Nixon (grand nephew of President Richard Nixon) spoke at the announcement ceremony for the National First Families Library and Museum.
Devon Nixon

James Auchincloss (half brother of Jackie Kennedy Onassis) speaks at the announcement ceremony for the National First Families Library and Museum.
James Auchincloss
The Junior Jays Singer performs under the direction of Beth Burch at the announcement ceremony for the National First Families Library and Museum at the Carl and Glessie Young Community Auditorium.
Junior Jay Singers

The voices of the Marshfield Community Choir performed at the announcement ceremony of the National First Families Library and Museum with an moving rendition of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Marshfield Community Choir

Lyon Tyler (grandson of President John Tyler) receives applause at the "Judy Lewis Breakfast." Tyler traveled to Marshfield from his home in Tennessee.
Judy Lewis Breakfast
Mickey Carroll speaks at the 2006 Missouri Walk of Fame ceremony. Carroll is one of the remaining munchkins from the Wizard of Oz and is a St. Louis resident.
Mickey Carroll
2006 Thom Daniel (grandson of President Harry S Truman) plants a cherry blossom tree along "Cherry Blossom Way" in honor of his Mother, Margaret Truman Daniel.
Thom Daniel planting Cherry Tree
The 2006 class of honorees for the Missouri Walk of Fame. Pictured (left to right): Miss Missouri (Stacey Cooley), John Lane (nephew of Edwin P. Hubble), Helen Benziger McKinney (great granddaughter of the Unsinkable Molly Brown), Betty Lynn, Thom Daniel (grandson of President Harry S Truman), Rev. David Ingalls (cousin of Laura Ingalls Wilder) and Mickey Carroll.
Walk of Fame Winners
Devon Nixon (great nephew of President Richard Nixon), Nicholas W. Inman and Judy Lewis (daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young) pose together at the breakfast honoring Lewis. She received the 2006 Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative before the festival showing of "Gone with the Wind."
Devon Nixon, Nicholas Inman & Judy Lewis

Betty Lynn "Thelma Lou" of the Andy Griffith show was made an honorary Marshfield Wal-Mart associate while touring the new super center during her 2006 visit to Marshfield. Lynn received a vest and name badge and even took a few minutes and greeted customers as a people greeter at the old Wal-Mart location. Lynn toured the super center before its official opening.
Betty Lynn at Walmart in Marshfield

Presidential Descendants
2006 First Families in Attendence
Marie Clinton Bruno (Clinton Family)
Shannon Lanier (Jefferson/Heming descendant)
John R. Truman (nephew of Truman)
Jennifer Harville (great granddaughter of Coolidge)
Thom Daniel (grandson of Truman)
Larry Foss (John Q. Adams and John Adams relative)
Virginia Roedder (Polk relative)
George Cleveland (Cleveland grandson)
Lyon Tyler grandson & Susan Tyler great grand daughter (President Tyler)
Devon Nixon (Nixon nephew)
Donnie Kendrick (Springfield, Missouri, Mary Lincoln Relative)
Richard Gatchell (3 generations from the Monroe family will attend)
James Auchincloss (Jackie Kennedy Half Brother)
Elizabeth Wilkinson (President James Buchanan )
Tom Colt (Andrew Johnson's 3rd great grandson)
Chris Truscott (Jefferson relative)
President Grant family members
President James Madison family member
Chris Breiseth a relative of ( Presidents Theodore & Franklin Roosevelt)
Warren Harding family member
Barbara Jackson (3rd great granddaughter of President Andrew Jackson)
John Polk Campbell , Neita M. Campbell and daughter Jill M (President Polk)
Steven Ford (President Gerald Ford)

Musical Guest

Uncle Fudd is a Springfield, MO based Bluegrass band. They play traditional Bluegrass music with a few Surprises.
Three members of the group have attended Marshfield and Niangua High Schools. Uncle Fudd has Released two cds: "HOG FEED" and the acclaimed "BACK TO THE COUNTRY". Uncle Fudd has played numerous events Including the River Rescue and First Nite twice. They have also played Art Walks in Springfield and the First Shadow Moon Park Bluegrass festival in Verona.  Influences include the Dillards (Andy Griffith show's Darling Family), Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs.  

Missouri Walk of Fame Inductees:
Edwin Hubble, Astronomer 1889-1953 (accepted by John (& Hilda) Lane, Nephew)
"Thelma Lou" of Mayberry 1961-1966 Betty Lynn
Wizard of Oz Head Munchkin 1939 Mickey Carroll age 87
Unsinkable Molly Brown, Helen McKinney Brown (accepted by Margaret Benziger McKinney, Great Granddaughter)
President Harry S Truman (accepted by Thom Daniel, Grandson)
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Little House on Prairie series written between 1932 to 1943 about the 1870's to 1880's (accepted by Rev. David (& Diane) Ingalls, Cousin)

Edwin P. Hubble Metal of Initiative Award Winner
Judy Lewis, Daughter of Clark Gable & Loretta Young, 6-Nov-35, Judy Lewis Author of "Uncommon Knowledge"