Community Thank You Celebration


Thank you celebration hosted by ATSU, Truman State University, and City of Kirksville honoring our anniversary years (ATSU—125th, Truman State University—150th, and City of Kirksville—175th).

Date: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Time: 5:30—8:00 p.m.

5:30 — 6:45 p.m. Picnic dinner* (requires tickets reserved in advance)
5:45 — 8:00 p.m. Music and prize drawings

Location: Truman State University Campus, parking lot at southwest corner of Franklin & Patterson Streets (Rain location: Truman’s Pershing Arena)

Truman State University’s band will be treating guests to a brief musical performance at 5:45 p.m., and beginning at 6:30 p.m. there will be musical performances by ATSU’s MEDleys, TruMen, and Truman State University’s Dr. David Nichols on keyboard. Throughout the evening our DJ will be playing songs from the different eras, as well as announcing prize drawing winners. There will be face painting, tattoos, and games for children and all those young at heart. Special appearances throughout the evening by mascots Bucky, Spike, and Kirk.

Event parking
After 5:10 p.m. Friday, all the lots close to the picnic area will be available for community use. There are several parking lots off Patterson and Franklin Streets. Attendees are encouraged to car pool if possible. For more information on available parking, check out Truman’s Parking Map. If you have questions related to parking, please email or call 660-785-4016.

Event seating
Seating will be limited, so guests may wish to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

*The deadline to reserve tickets for the Picnic Dinner was Aug. 30. If you reserved your tickets in advance, you can pick them up at the event. For more information about the Picnic Dinner, email or call 660-626-2272.

For more information about Truman State University’s Sesquicentennial, visit