Kasasa® Community Spotlight features the hometowns of local banks and credit unions. Content provided by Kennett National Bank in Kennett, MO.
There’s just something special about Kennett, Missouri. Located in Missouri’s “Bootheel,” the city is rich with agriculture, music and nearby natural preserves. It’s the proud hometown of Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, as well as country artists David Nail and Trent Tomlinson.
As the Kasasa Rewards Rush makes its way to Kennett this week, we asked our friends at Kennett National Bank what makes Kennett a rewarding place to be. They described the beauty of Kennett’s farmland, as well as a number of rewarding things to do in the area.
1. Find Family Fun At The Delta Fair.
Enjoy one of the largest art shows in the area, a quilting bee, a baby picture contest — and of course, the rides! We’re also excited that the Kasasa Rewards Rush truck will be at the Delta Fair this week on Wednesday, September 30th. Stop by to meet the friendly folks at Kennett National Bank, and to grab your share of rewards.
2. Get Your Fill At Bill’s Bar-B-Q.
“Barbecue is king in Southeast Missouri,” say our friends at Kennett National Bank. They suggest local favorite Bill’s Bar-B-Q as the go-to barbecue place in the area. They aren’t alone, either. “Arguably the best BBQ sandwich in the world,” said one reviewer, who also said that the service is prompt and friendly.
3. Discover Local Artifacts At The Dunklin County Museum.
The Dunklin County Museum is a 1903 building that was formerly Kennett’s City Hall, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the displays, you’ll see early farm items, as well as “a stunning Native American artifacts assortment, dating back to the earliest area settlements,” say our friends at Kennett National Bank. They also mention “a six-foot, six-inch, 126-pound alligator gar mount taken from the Whitewater River in Dunklin County.”
4. Welcome The Holiday Season With Singing.
“Musical roots run deep” in Kennett, say our friends at Kennett National Bank, “from singing in local church choir, playing in the high school band, or performing at the Opera House.” This holiday season, Kennett celebrates its musical heritage with Hallelujah on the Square, where an informal choir performs on the courthouse steps on December 23rd at 5pm. All are welcome! A previous year’s invitation said, “can you sing like a bird? Come on out! Do people compare your voice to nails on a chalk board? Come on out!!”
5. Find Recreation And Adventure At A Nearby Conservation Area.
Kennett residents don’t have to go far to find adventure in the great outdoors — both the Little River Conservation Area and Ben Cash Conservation Area are nearby. Both areas contain over 1,000 acres of wetlands that attract many migratory birds, making them ideal places for bird watching and hunting. If fishing is your preference, Lake Jerry Paul is your destination. It’s stocked with largemouth bass, black crappie, red ear sunfish, and more.