Final preparations made for Stones Prairie picnic

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Cruise-in coming Dwayne Holmberg, a member of the Cassville Cruisers Car Club, is pictured above with his 1936 Chevy. Members of the local car club will be cruising into the Stones Prairie Picnic on July 20 at 6 p.m. Area car enthusiasts are invited to join the cruise-in. There will be a fenced grass area at the picnic where cars will be on display. For more information, call Mark McMillan at 417-389-0517.

A full evening of entertainment and activities is planned for Friday, July 20, at the St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, northwest of Purdy.

The band Common Bond, from Nixa, will perform a variety of music throughout the evening. At least three teams of horses will provide free wagon rides around the church grounds.

The Cassville Cruisers and the Wheaton Street Machine car clubs will be bringing classic vehicles for a cruise-in. Invitations have also been extended to owners of antique farm equipment to bring their units for show.

The main attraction will be the traditional picnic. On the menu will be hamburgers, bratwurst, chips, homemade pie and ice cream plus a beverage.

Old-fashioned entertainment will include games such as bingo, softball toss, golf and a fish pond. New this year will be a jump house for small children.

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League organization from the church will offer a country store with produce, baked goods and handmade items. Chances will be available for a drawing to win a 1,400-piece quilt with a snake river log cabin design plus a baby quilt and afghan. Tickets will be available at the picnic for a $1 donation.

For additional information about the picnic or bringing vintage farm equipment, contact Mark McMillin at 417-389-0517.

Parking will be available in front of the cemetery and on the church grounds. The picnic is held across the street from the church. The antique vehicles, hay rides and corn ear toss will be located behind the picnic shack, which is getting a new coat of paint this week, McMillin said.

St. John's Lutheran Church is located west of Highway 37 on Farm Road 2060, north on Farm Road 1057, then west on Farm Road 2057.

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