Annual Events

The following are a short description of the projects and activities that the Hannibal Jaycees are regularly involved in.

Chili Cook-off — This event is sponsored by Golden Eagle and takes place at the armory. Teams set up booths where they serve samples of chili and are judged for prizes. There are various contests that go on through the day. Must be 21 to enter this event.

Winter State Convention — The Winter State Convention is hosted by a Missouri Jaycee Chapter. There are lots of trainings and meetings you can attend to learn about Jaycee and individual growth and development. There is dance/party on Friday night, a luncheon on Saturday, an awards banquet on Saturday night, and another dance/party on Saturday night.

Adopt-a-Highway — This is usually done twice a year, once in April and once in August. This is a quick, easy project. It involves picking up the trash on our stretch of adopted highway. We usually pick up on a Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, right before our membership meeting. If enough people show up it takes about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. The chairman’s responsibility is to pick a date, get people signed up, obtain the trash bags from MoDOT (or previous chairman), and show up.

JAYCEE Scholarship — Each year, in May, the Jaycees award a $750 scholarship to a Hannibal High Senior. The high school takes care of gathering the applications and we then have a committee that picks the winner.

National Tom Sawyer Days (NTSD)–National Tom Sawyer Days (NTSD) takes place during Independence Day in beautiful downtown Hannibal. The Hannibal Jaycees along with many other organizations work tirelessly for months to provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. During National Tom Sawyer Days you can enjoy many activities including Carnival, Fence Painting, Frog Jumping, Talent Show, Beautiful Baby Pageant, Little Mr and Miss Pageant, Parade, Arts & Crafts, Trike Racing, Cornhole Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Concerts, Mud Volleyball and so much more!

Wing Ding — This event takes place in May at our Tanyard Garden location, at this event teams will set up booths to compete for the best wings around. You will also enjoy games such as the Beer Olympics and a wing eating contest. Must be 21 to enter this event!

Christmas Parade– Started in 1989, this event usually takes place on the first Saturday in December.