Neewollah


Fall 2015: “Welcome to Neewollah” sneak peek!

Posted on September 8th, by admin in Events, Magazine. No Comments

Welcome to Neewollah
Annual celebration back in a big way this Halloween

Reverse the word “Halloween”; what do you get?

Much more than a jumble of letters, as Independence natives well know.

In fact, Neewollah is a 100-year-old nine-day festival in Independence, billed as the state’s largest annual celebration. And it’s back in a big way for 2015.

“I’m always a fan of everything at Neewollah, but this year, the Oak Ridge Boys performing and Jim Halsey being my honorary generalissimo – those are the big things I’m really looking forward to,” says John Hamlin, Neewollah’s 2015 generalissimo, who heads up the event. “I always knew that if I ever became generalissimo for Neewollah that I’d want to have the Oak Ridge Boys and Jim involved.”

That’s because both have deep roots in Independence and Neewollah. In fact, Halsey – an Independence native who’s gone on … Read More »