by Ivan Foley
Platte City, get ready.
In less than two weeks 43 photographers from all corners of the U.S. and 13 foreign countries will be converging on Platte City for the 66th annual Missouri Photo Workshop.
This year's workshop runs from Sept. 21-27.
Final preparations are being made by a welcoming committee that was organized by Platte City Mayor Frank Offutt.
An open-to-the-public welcome dinner will greet the photographers and dozens of MU staffers on Sunday, Sept. 21 at a practice field on the Platte County R-3 campus. The practice field is located along Hwy. 92, across from QuikTrip.
The welcome dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. It is open to the public and will include free hot dogs.
Workshop activities, in which the photographers will pick a local subject and spend the week photographing that subject, will be held Monday through Friday, Sept. 22-26, with the group being based at the Platte City Civic Center. For more on story.