Prairie Village News 5/20/2015

Prairie Village News

By Stan Rauch, Manager

Last June the inaugural Prairie Village Variety Show was held in the opera house and it was a highly enjoyable event. Eighteen individuals/groups provided a lot of excellent entertainment. The event will be held again this year on June 21 and it’s not too early to consider being a performer. We are looking for individuals or groups with musical, dance or acting talent to be in the show. There is no fee for the entertainers to perform.

If you are interested in performing in this event, contact Bev Mader at 480-2633 or Donna Mathison at 256-9275. This is not a contest but rather a show for entertainers to showcase their talent.

We had two graduation receptions last weekend and the first wedding of the season at the village took place the weekend before. We are seeing an increase in the utilization of our facilities as they are available for reunions, business meetings, weddings and other group gatherings.

The 2015 Prairie Historical Society board of directors consists of George Lee, president (Madison); Tim Ramstad, vice president (Colton); Brett Simpson, secretary (Edgerton, MN); Jeff Hansen, treasurer (Lake Wilson, MN); Mark Bakker (Sioux Falls); Laura Palmer (Madison); Mike Tammen (Wentworth), Travis Voeltz (Howard); and Jim Wallace (Clark).

The seasonal employees this year are Bev Mader (administrative assistant); Tracy Hewitt, Taylor Bird, Joyce Strickland, and Haley Hansen (gift shop); Larry Ruste and Ben Curley (maintenance).

There will be a substantial number of campers with us this Memorial Day weekend and we have plenty of space for more. Admission to the main Prairie Village grounds is included in the camping fee except during special events. It’s a great way to camp and have the opportunity to check out all of the village’s historic buildings and their artifacts too. And the train runs every Saturday at 2:00 p.m.