Annual Stones Prairie picnic on July 21

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
St. Johnís Stones Prairie Picnic coming July 21. Nancy Kielblock, left, and Helen Rupp hold the quilts to be raffled off at the annual Stones Prairie picnic July 21 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in rural Purdy. Tickets for the raffle are a $1 donation. The queen-sized quilt is called The Storyteller, pieced by Nancy Kielblock and hand-quilted by the St. Johnís Quilters. The baby quilt was pieced by Carolyn Schad and was hand-quilted by the St. Johnís Quilters. The afghan was made by Margaret Rupp. The St. Johnís Lutheran Womenís Missionary League bazaar will have more quilts, craft items and baked goods for sale, as well. The picnic will begin at 6 p.m. at the church, two miles northeast of Purdy. Contributed photo

St. John's Lutheran Church to provide food, entertainment

The annual community picnic at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Stones Prairie, northwest of Purdy, will be held on Friday, July 21. Serving will begin at 6 p.m.

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

The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, homemade desserts including blackberry ice cream, and beverages.

Musician Eddie Valen will be back to perform classic "good times" songs from the 1950s and 1960s, returning for the third year.

For additional attractions, ladies of the church will host a country store offering baked goods. The St. John's Quilters will have a queen sized quilt, a baby quilt and other hand crafted items available in a drawing that will be held during the picnic. Chances for the drawing are now available.

Adding to the atmosphere of the event will be free wagon rides. Exhibits of antique farm equipment, motorcycles and Jeeps will be shown on the church grounds.

Bingo and assorted games for children, including Fred Hemmerling's classic 1953 five-pin bowling alley, will be back.

For additional information, people may call Mark McMillin, picnic chairman, at 417-389-0517.

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