your looking for good company, great food, or a sense of the nostalgic,
you'll find it all at the Village of Allendale, Missouri. Known for
their neighborly ways and an eye for detail, the charming town of
Allendale invites you to sit and enjoy their warmth and hospitality.
the community itself is over 150 years old, the city proudly boasts
a strong Community Betterment group which has hosted various projects
around the area to keep the city of Allendale in pristine shape. Take
a stroll along the city park, and enjoy the beauty and pride of the
various homes that line the Allendale streets.
the past twenty years the Missouri Community Betterment has consistently
awarded Allendale top honors in their Community Betterment program in
Category 1; this is a competition against other Missouri towns with
a population of 500 or less in each community. Many years, Allendale
has placed either first or second place; an amazing feat considering
the town has consistently had a population of less than 60. However,
one look at Allendale's charming landscape and anyone can see why.
Though the 2010 winners have yet to be announced, Allendale placed
Second in 2009.
are some of the projects that have been completed in the past few
of a Foul Weather Siren Upgrade
of new playground Equipment at the City Park
Central Sewer System
of Various Sidewalks
of a Basketball Court
of New Flower Boxes at the Entrance of the City Park
on Grant for Rubber Matting around Children's Play Area
Paving of City Streets
Ornate Street Lights along Main Street and around City Park
hosts various events throughout the year, there are two annual events
to take note of. The Annual Fourth of July Breakfast in the town park,
sponsored by the 4th of July Men's Breakfast Club- celebrated every
fourth of July rain or shine, and the Annual Allendale Rodeo - held
the second weekend in August.
4th of July Breakfast has been a town tradition since 1964. Starting
on July 3rd, the men bring their trucks, tractors and whatever else
they can find to bring in picnic tables, chairs, grills, and tents
and they set everything up. Then the next day at 6 A.M. the Men of
the Breakfast Club start cooking bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, toast,
coffee & juice for all those that come and participate. It takes
a lot of man power to serve the many who come from miles around to
enjoy this breakfast with their community and surrounding neighbors.
You'll see boys standing next to their fathers and grandfathers as
they man the grills. During the breakfast, there is entertainment
on the stage, prizes for the oldest, youngest, farthest away, most
family members present and special recognition for our service men
and women. Most years there is also a tractor pull for the youngsters.
The Allendale Rodeo
is the Community Betterment's main fundraiser and has been for 15
years. Each year around 2000-3000 people come for this annual event,
and it takes around 60 to 80 volunteers to man it each night, which
is more than the community itself even has living in residence! It
is always a big success and not only is it a staple for Allendale,
but is also an annual event that many Worth County residents look
forward to participating in every year as well.
Come visit us in Allendale
and see why we are "Worth coming home to"!