Prairie Village News 07/19/2013

Stan Rauch
Manager, Prairie Village

Even though there isn’t a major Prairie Village event this weekend, there will be a lot of activity out here. It starts off on Saturday morning with a Cub Scout day camp when about 50 scouts will be participating in variety of activities. Then later that afternoon we have a class reunion in the picnic shelter that will be going on into the evening.

On Sunday, Kenny Olson and associated family members will be having an antique tractor pull starting at 1:00. This is intended to be a relaxed and fun tractor pull featuring some of the old time tractors.

A regular Sunday event, church services are held at the Prairie Village church at 8:00 a.m. We always welcome and encourage the public to attend our church services that are conducted every Sunday through the Jamboree.

Earlier this month there was a significant and exciting railroad development as our steam locomotive number 29 moved under its own power for the first time in 12 years. Work has been in progress for the past few months to get it back in operation. There is still work to be done on it but overall the progress has been substantial and extremely encouraging.

We had an especially nice event out here this past Wednesday. The Brandon Assembly of God Church, as part of the Royal Family Kids Camp of the Sioux Empire, brought 18 young girls that are in foster care and state protection programs as the result of having difficult lives due to a variety of serious negative factors. There were about 30 adults accompanying the girls, part of which came early in the day to prepare the picnic shelter for a “Royal Tea” for the girls. Never has the picnic shelter looked so grand as it did with the elaborate table settings and extensive decorations.

The girls arrived at 5:00 by way of a limousine bus accompanied by additional adults and everyone was dressed in their finery which included a number of large bonnets. Following the tea the group rode the carousel and train, all with great fanfare. We at the village were thankful to have had the opportunity to provide this enjoyable and memorable experience for these special young girls.