Stones Prairie picnic slated for July 19

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The annual summer community picnic, hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, northwest of Purdy, will be held on Friday, July 19 on the grounds of the church. Phillip Schad is the picnic chairman.

Food will be served beginning at 6 p.m. on the grounds west of the church. The traditional menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst sandwiches, chips, ice cream, beverages and homemade desserts.

Accompanying the picnic will be live music and games. Providing the music will be the band Common Bond, led by Jerry Smythe, playing country and western gospel music.

A jump house will be available for children. Ladies of the Quilting Society will give away a homemade quilt and other items in a drawing. Bingo will also be offered.

As a new feature this year, members of Bikers Against Child Abuse, Rolling Thunder and the Freedom Riders will bring their motorcycles to the church grounds.

"We're encouraging anyone who has a motorcycle who loves their country and God to come out for the evening," said Mark McMillin, coordinator of the vehicle show.

Horse-drawn wagons will again provide rides around the grounds for spectators. McMillin extended an invitation to anyone with an antique vehicle or farm equipment to bring their treasures out for show.

In case of inclement weather, the picnic will be held on Saturday, July 20.

A special outdoor worship service will be held at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 on the picnic grounds.

The church is located west of Highway 37 on Farm Road 2060, north on Farm Road 1057, then west on Farm Road 2057.