Prairie Village News 06/22/2012

Stan Rauch, Manager

We always like to assist Eagle Scout candidates in obtaining their necessary requirements by way of accomplishing meaningful projects that result in long term benefits to Prairie Village. This past week Eagle Scout candidate Adam Aus finished his project which was the construction and painting of 150 new numbered signs that are displayed at the appropriate camp sites. The old signs were in need of replacement and the new ones provide a much clearer and neater presentation of the location of the individual camp sites.

The Motongator Joe’s Country Music Festival gets under way today at the village and continues through Sunday. This is a great opportunity to relax and listen to live country music. Although the music festival will be in progress all weekend, we will still have our usual 8:00 a.m. church services on Sunday. Enter through the northeast gate and stop momentarily at the Motongator ticket building to gain your no-cost access to the church. The Christian Motorcycle Association’s Dakota Disciples Chapter will be officiating this Sunday.

Railroad Days is coming up in just two weeks on July 7 & 8. There will be a lot of railroad related activity to enjoy and there are two new features that have been added this year. We will have a pizza train on Saturday evening at 6 pm. This will be a train ride of about an hour where Pizza Ranch pizza, pizza desert and a beverage will be served. Cost is $12 for adults and $7 for ages 12 and under. The pizza train is by reservation only so just give us a call at 256-3644. The pizza train will be a fun time for sure.

Then at 8 p.m. that same Saturday night, there will be a rock and roll concert in the opera house with the Something New band from Salem. They have been doing the top 40 hits from the fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond for many years. The band was inducted into the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this spring. This concert is a fundraising benefit for the preservation of the 100 year old Lawrence Welk Opera House. Admission at the door will be $10.

For a full night at the village on July 7, plan to come out for the 6 pm pizza train and then attend the 8 pm Something New concert, which promises to be a truly enjoyable event.