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MYMISSOURIAN: Comocabaret, 20-foot banana split and night under the stars

By Missourian Reader Community
November 1, 2011 | 4:55 p.m. CDT

Here's what you've been writing this week at, the arm of the Missourian dedicated to community members telling their own stories.

Have you ever seen a 20-foot banana split? Ever found the extraordinary in a place you go by every day? If so, the community has written stories this week that might strike your fancy.



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Reading Under the Stars (in the gym) at Ridgeway Elementary School

Photos shared by Donna Misslin

"Ridgeway Elementary School held an event they call Reading Under the Stars on Friday night. Twinkling lights were hung from the ceiling in the gym, and students were invited to come in pajamas and bring their sleeping bags."


20-foot banana split wows at Trinity Lutheran Church

Shared by Judy Frost

"The split was served from a 20-foot gutter layered with six pans of brownies, eight large bunches of bananas, 16 gallons of Neapolitan ice cream, whipped cream, cherries and sauces and nuts."


Comocabaret: Thespians, singers join together

Shared by Robin Anderson

"It started with a thought: gather a group of talented actors and musicians to perform musical theater and jazz solos. What better way to make and share music with the people of Columbia?"


Cemetery exploration finds two people who loved guitars together forever at Mt. Nebo

Shared by John Hall

"On today’s jaunt, an item in the cemetery struck my eye. It must have been there for many years, but on this day it caught my attention. It was a weathered cement likeness of a guitar, and from the seat of the truck I saw what appeared to be a picture on it."


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