The 39th annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival descends upon downtown Hannibal Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum will be right in the middle of the action.
Hannibal’s official Tom and official Becky have been named for 2015 – 2016. During a noon ceremony at Central Park, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum announced that Rhet Reed and Molly Broughton had been chosen as Hannibal’s new city ambassadors.
The Tom and Becky Program is an annual tradition in Hannibal. Started in 1956, it was created by the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce as a contest to select an official Tom and an official Becky to greet students visiting Hannibal from St. Louis. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum has announced that it is assuming sponsorship of the program.