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Heritage House Highlights

Fall Activities To Keep Museum History

October will be a busy month, with popcorn at the Lebanon Fall Festival on October 1 and potato chips on Sunday October 2, at the DuBois Center Fall Festival, where we will likely again be using two fryers. Again volunteers will be needed at these two events.

Then on Saturday, October 8, we will be making homemade potato chips at the Chamber’s annual chili cook-off in downtown Okawville. We will be working in two shifts, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to closing.

Our final popcorn outing for the season will be at the Pinckneyville Thresherman’s Fall Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 14-16, where we will be making both kettle corn and potato chips. Alice Green has sign-up sheets for all these events.

Then on Sunday, October 23, we will be doing a fall BBQ at our food building on the museum grounds, and our annual Christmas Stroll and House Tour is December 3 and 4.

Hats Off To The
St. Peters Youth

The fence at the Poos House is obviously looking better these days. That’s because the youth group from St. Peters UCC power washed and painted it this summer. We take this opportunity to offer them a hearty thank you. Good job, kids!

A Completely Dry Heritage Days,
(for once)

For the first time in many years there was a nary a drop of rain at any time during the Heritage Days weekend this year. The profits this year also reflect that fact.

Our entertainment this year was furnished by Thursday Night Thunder, the local dulcimer group and Soul Shake, the group that performed in the rain last year. Of course the Action Auction on Sunday was the main entertaiment that day. The auction this year turned the second best profit ever. The Green Acres partly alone, sold for $1,000. the food stand pretty well sold out and turned a profit of $4,736.43. The new feature this year, the soda festival, earned us $1,264.74 and proved to be quite popular. With ice cream sales, yard sales, flea market etc. our total profit this year was $15,923.84.