Chesters hosts annual Popeye Festival

By Gus Bode

Scott Kozara, left, 9, Alec Stahlheber, 9, both of Chester, and Michael Skaggs, 6, of Saint Genevieve, Mo. reach for candy during the parade at the Popeye Picnic in Chester Saturday.’

Chester is known as the ‘Home of Popeye.” The comic strip’s creator, Elzie Crisler Segar was born in Chester in 1894.’

Julia Rendleman ~ Daily Egyptian.