Russellville is a small town of about 800 people on the rural outskirts of Jefferson City. A bedroom community for some is a vibrant, tight-knit culture for others. As a former railroad town Russellville has struggled to grow and to stay relevant. But it’s still got a strong sense of itself and hope for its future.
Scott Pham visited Russellville during its annual Christmas Parade, a small gathering not more than three blocks in length with candy, fire engines, four wheelers and even a visit from Santa Clause.
This postcard from Russellville is part of the 40/40 Project: KBIA is celebrating its 40th anniversary by visiting 40 different towns in Mid-Missouri. Find them all at The 40/40 Project.