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Stones Prairie picnic offers old-fashioned fun

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A number of popular attractions are expected to return for the annual picnic at St. John's Lutheran Church atStones Prairie on Friday, July 15.

The popular show of antique farm equipment and vehicles is still open to entries. Mark McMillin, one of the picnic's organizers, said the owner of a 1925 Model T one-ton truck had agreed to bring it this year. McMillin hopes to bring back the parade of antique vehicles that was done for the first time last year.

Anyone interested in bringing a vehicle or a piece of anqitue farm equipment to the event is invited to call McMillin at 417-389-0517.

Hay rides on horse-drawn wagons this year will also be offered again this year.

Classic games will be featured as well. New this year will be a Big Boy Bozo game challenging participants to throw corn ears into galvanized washtubs, the farthest positioned 20 feet away, and get the corn to stay in the tub. The Grand Prize Game, a tribute to the Bozo show, will offer a chance to play for gift certificates from Coast to Coast in Monett and savings bonds from First State Bank and Freedom Bank.

For adults, bingo will be offered with a wide range of prizes available. The country store will offer baked goods and home grown vegetables. Chances can also be purchased for one of the hand-made quilts that will be given away in a drawing.

Live entertainment will include the band Common Ground and local musicians, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Food service will start at 6 p.m. with the traditional menu of bratwurst, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, homemade pie and ice cream and drinks. A limited supply of German bratwurst from Horman's, east of Springfield, will be available as well.

The picnic is held across the street from St. John's Lutheran Church, which 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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