Plans are complete for the 122nd annual Trinity Lutheran Church Picnic in Freistatt. The event will take place on Friday, July 6, on the grounds of Trinity Lutheran School, west of the church.
"There will be a lot of fun and fellowship," said Desa Mattlage, secretary/ treasurer of the picnic committee.
Serving will begin at 6 p.m. from the picnic pavilions on the grounds. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, homemade pies and ice cream, plus beverages. Snow cones and popcorn will be available as extra treats.
For those looking to take something special home, the Ladies Aid will have a country store in operation selling a variety of baked goods, from breads to cookies.
Available at the Ladies Aid table will be tickets for a drawing to win a colorful nine-patch quilt pieced by Dorothy Osterloh in a standard double-bed size. Tickets will be $1 each or six for $5.
A wide range of games will be available for young and old alike. The High Striker will return as a test of strength to see who can swing the mallet hard enough to ring the bell 30 feet overhead.
Children will be able to enjoy the bounce house and book worm inflatables from the Monett Area YMCA. There are games of skill, such as the classic wood bowling alley; a bumper ball and ladder game, both involving getting balls past obstacles; the cork gun target shoot; basketball shoot and dart toss at balloons.
For younger children, the popular duck pond will return, where every player is a winner. Boat and car rides will again be running in the southwest corner of the picnic grounds.
Live entertainment will feature four performing ensembles. The Heartland Brass Quartet will accompany the Heartland Community Choir, from Carthage, with selections at 6 p.m. The Heartland Band will perform at 7 p.m. The Republic Community Band will return to perform at 8 p.m.
Handicapped parking will be available north of the picnic pavilions. Restrooms will be available inside the school building.
Pam Schoen is the general chairperson for the event. Shanna Jelinek is in charge of the games, Cheryl Bracht is overseeing the food concessions.
Rain date is Saturday, July 7.
For additional information, call the church office at 235-7300.