Gatsby Days kicked off Friday in Excelsior Springs. It’s an annual gathering of residents and visitors for a great time reminiscing about an era when Excelsior Springs was a world-class destination for people who came for the historic springs of healing water, says Cultural Guild President Bob Gerdes.

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Gatsby Days will run through Sunday evening with a parade Saturday morning at 10 a.m. arts and crafts as well a s a petting zoo near the Hall Of Waters and there will be plenty of food and dancing plus the youth arts show and much more; to learn more and for a schedule of events go to the Gatsby Days website.