FOR RELEASE THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16
McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction Set for Sunday, September 29
The annual McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction are set for Sunday, September 29.
In conjunction with the barbecue and auction, September 29 will also be the Fourth Annual Car and Truck Show. Car show registration is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 35 entries. Trophies will be awarded to the top three trucks, top three cars pre-1969 and top three cars 1970 or newer, plus Best Motor, Best Paint, Crowd Favorite, Raddest Rat Rod and Best of Show. No car will win more than one award. For more information on the car show, contact Jared Rankin, 417-448-4903.
Children’s games will start about 12:30 p.m. with all the classic country picnic contests.
Horse-drawn wagon rides around the Center will be given during the afternoon with Harry Byram from Sheldon bringing the team and wagon.
Attention will turn to the serving line at 1 p.m. The meal will again be catered by Food Fair of Rich Hill. There will be barbecued beef, pork and chicken with baked beans, cheesy potatoes, coleslaw, bread and iced tea and lemonade. Everyone who wishes to lend a hand to the Center is invited to bring along a cake for the dessert table. Any extra cakes will be auctioned off.
About 1:45 p.m. a unique variety of crafts and collectible items will go on the auction block, headed up this year by Auctioneer Larry Hacker. The craft auction has become known for its quality items ranging from antiques to delicious baked goods.
A popular part of the auction will again be featured this year. The Mad Hatter features ten McGennis Youth Center caps donated by Bell Photography. These caps, each numbered, will be auctioned off. At the end of the auction one of these numbers will be drawn. That winning number will win a Chiappa Firearms over/under 22-caliber/410 shotgun, donated by Bell Farms.
In the same vein, Schlyer Designs has donated a beautiful a set of diamond stud earrings with a half-carat total weight (quarter carat each earring). Ten numbered bags will be auctioned off, and the winning number drawn will win the earrings. The bags will each contain a gift certificate to Schlyer Designs ranging in value from $10 to $100.
For more information about the auction or to donate an item call Marc or Alison Bell at 660-832-4196. The generosity of those who donate and those who bid has made the auction a major revenue source for the Youth Center.
Admission to the barbecue is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children (ages 6-12). Tickets are for the meal and are not required for the auction.
From Rich Hill, the McGennis Youth Center is located five miles west on A Highway and four miles south on WW Highway.