Preparations are underway for the annual picnic on July 20 at the St. Johnís Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, northeast of Purdy. Chances are available for a drawing where several prize quilts and afghans will be given away. The big prize, at center, is a queen size quilt, Burgoyne Gardens pattern, magenta, greens and golds, pieced by Nancy Kielblock and hand quilted by St Johnís quilters: Helen Rupp, Margaret Rupp, Nancy Kielbock, Lillian Schad, Carolyn Schad, Mary Schad and Betty Meier. It is held by Carole Heller, left, and Carolyn Schad. Also available will be a crochet afghan, garnet and white, made by Margaret Rupp, at left, and a baby quilt at right, with a wise little owls motif with multicolor blocks, pieced and appliqued by Carolyn Schad, hand quilted by St Johnís quilters. The picnic will be held from 6-9 p.m. on July 20. Chances are available for $1. The church is located at 5732 Farm Road 1057, approximately three miles west of Highway 37. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Preparations are underway for the annual picnic on July 20 at the St. Johnís Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, northeast of Purdy.