Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed legislation that certifies every July 7 as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day.”
The effort for the recognition was included in an omnibus bill the governor signed in a wrap-up of approving measures passed during the 2019 Missouri General Assembly session.
Bread was first sliced in Chillicothe in 1928, and it quickly became a rage for housewives across the nation. The city held its annual celebration of fame for being the home of sliced bread with a variety of festival events held over the past weekend.
Rep. Rusty Black, R-Chillicothe, championed the legislation that was included in the bill.