After the opening act at Tanyard Gardens Saturday and the opening of the carnival Wednesday, National Tom Sawyer Days gets underway in earnest Thursday.

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The Thursday schedule includes a youth mud volleyball tournament on the courts at the Y-men’s pavilion at noon.

The winners of this year’s virtual pet show will be announced on F&M Bank’s Facebook page this afternoon.

The carnival opens at 5, with armbands on sale for $20.

And, Tanyard Gardens opens at 5:30 for the concert featuring Superjam.

The 65th annual National Tom Sawyer Days celebration continues through Sunday in downtown Hannibal.

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