Prairie Village News 8/02/2013

Stan Rauch
Prairie Village Manager

The Ghostlight Players will be presenting Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple” on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 in the Lawrence Welk Opera House at the village. Curtain time is 8:00 pm and tickets may be purchased at the door ($12 adults/$9 students). This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy professionally produced theatre in our opera house.

Reservations are being taken now for our dinner trains at the Jamboree. We will be serving a four course meal catered by Dakota State University Dining Services on Friday and Saturday evenings August 23 and 24. Tickets are $20 individual, $36 a couple, $14 age 12 and under if reserved by August 15. After that date $25 single, $40 a couple. Call 256-3644 or e-mail to make reservations.

Last year we acquired a dining car from Milbank that will be put in service for this year’s dinner trains and it accommodates 56 diners. The 80-ft., 63-ton car originally featured two dining areas, complete with call buttons for the waiters. The other dining car seats 48 so we have a capacity of 104 each evening. The dinner train is always an enjoyable, popular event.

The home baked pie contest and an apron show will be held in conjunction with the board of directors appreciation supper for the exhibitors, vendors and volunteers on Thursday evening August 22. For those interested in competing in the pie contest, the pies need to be at the picnic shelter by 4:30 for the judging that begins at 5:00. Additional details and the entry form are on our website Jamboree page or call Kathy Phelps at 256-2272. For the apron show, participants can come wearing aprons that they would like to show off.

In the meantime, we have an excellent event this Sunday as our 20th Annual Madison Car Show will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration for the show cars is $10 or $15 on Sunday and includes two admission passes. This is a great opportunity for spectators to see the nicely restored and preserved vehicles of yesteryear. Admission is $5 for adults, age 12 and under free.