“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 Always FREE! Your source for local news and entertainment INSIDE... Aug 2 - 4 , 2020 • Vol. 1, Issue 117 Elevate Branson displays the first tiny home of new 5-acre community By K.D. Michaels Staff Writer 75 Years in Branson: Central Bank, local chambers celebrate. Page 3 Vote August 4: See county ballots in our special insert. Silver Dollar City is best of the best Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City ranked in the Top 10 of USA Today’s Best Roller Coaster poll. (Courtesty Herschend Family Entertainment) Special to Branson Globe BRANSON, MISSOURI – A 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee comes with a great big bow as Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri takes the crown for #1 Amusement Park in all the land by 10 Best/USAToday Readers’ Choice Awards. Bird-friendly yard: MDC shows you how in online class. Page 12 WEATHER...page 13 Highs in the 80s, with some periodic clouds and shower.s In total, Silver Dollar City is awarded three amusement-related awards in this nationwide poll of USA TODAY readers. The two additional awards go to the 2015 Guinness World Record-holding wooden roller coaster, Outlaw Run, ranks in the Top 10 Best Roller Coaster poll (#10) and Buckshot Annie’s, home of the City’s favorite skillet meals, ranks as the #5 Best Restaurant. This news is during a season when the 1880s-themed park opens a historic ride and an allnew area. Mystic River Falls, considered an engineering marvel in the global attractions industry, includes a rotating 4-platform, 8-story lift and massive waterfall drop – creating an only-of-its-kind water ride, rightfully claiming “The Tallest Drop on a Water Raft Ride in the Western Hemisphere.” “The roaring river experience, the adventure of the lift, the moments spent in the elevated channel and then the climax of the final drop combine to make this a unique experience only found at Silver Dollar City,” according to Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “Mystic River Falls is a family thrill ride, and joins our strong roster of award-winning family fun rides – from our famed coasters Outlaw Run and Time Traveler to a “City” filled with legendary adventures for the entire family,” Thomas said. As for Buckshot Annie’s, many loyal Silver Dollar City guests will tell you the massive skilSEE SDC, PAGE 2 Elevate Branson is one step closer to developing a tiny house community after a 400 square foot tiny home was delivered to their Gretna Road campus on Wednesday. The prefabricated house, complete with living room, kitchen, one bedroom, bathroom and a front porch, is on loan from Eden Village of Springfield for the next 60 days, so that members of our community can get a first hand view of how the planned affordable housing community will look. “We wanted our friends and neighbors to see exactly what we are planning for this tiny house development,” explained Bryan Stallings, who along with wife, Amy, founded Elevate Branson. “The homes are small, but they are well made, and stylish. These are places folks can be proud to call home.” A total of 48 tiny homes will be placed on individual lots on a 5 acre plot of land near Elevate Branson, to be known as Elevate Community. The land was donated by an anonymous benefactor. In addition to affordable housing, Elevate ComSEE TINY HOME, PAGE 2

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