Friday, September 29, 2023

Papinville Follow up from Papinville Picnic September 23rd / Beverly Sullins

                                                      Good Picnic/Good Rain   

Saturday turned out to be a very beneficial day for Papinville and the surrounding area.  With “B” Highway still closed and the threat of stormy weather our crowd was smaller this year but we are happy to report that God blessed us with a sunny afternoon and then followed that with a good rain just as we completed all our activities.  So thankful to God; the music of Heartfelt Band, Wesley Danner his family and friends; our auctioneer, Larry Hacker; the wagon people, Jeff Miller and friend; all the businesses in the surrounding area who donated items and money; those who baked pies and items that were in the live auction and silent auction.  Last but definitely not least to each member of our association and others that helped in any way to the success of this event.  Each person, business or friend who helped know you are appreciated more that words can ever say. 

We wish to say a special thanks to Ron Marquardt and sons for starting the ball rolling on a future building project.  They have graciously agreed to match donations so if you would like to help you may do so by donating to this project as we continue to move forward to keep the history alive in this area.  For further details you may contact 417-395-4288 or 417-395-2594.  Also, our little one-room school house was sparkling in the sunlight from it new coat of white paint.  That project was completed from memorial donations in memory of Marcelle Marquardt.  This was our first year without Marcelle and she was so missed.  

Besides the music, wagon rides, and auctions other activities enjoyed throughout the afternoon were:  face painting, guessing game, rock painting, scavenger hunt, hay bale toss, chicken-poop bingo, chalk drawing, touring of the school and museum. 

The meal was served just before 5:00 most had finished eating before the much-needed rain arrived. We believe everyone had a great time and we appreciated all the help from everyone getting everything under cover from the rain.

We will be doing it all over again same time and same place next year. Saturday, September 28, 2024. Just think how much shorter the trip will be as “B” Highway will be open.   Thanks again for all your help and generous donations.  

                                                                                  Reported by Beverly Sulllins, pres.




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