Friends of Rocheport 50th Anniversary Celebration & Fun Fest
Fifty years ago, a group of people interested in preserving and promoting the history of Rocheport organized the Friends of Rocheport Society. Over the years, the organization has donated funds to help renovate some of Rocheport's historic buildings and build the replica of the train depot on the Katy Trail. Volunteers from the organization have also operated the Friends of Rocheport Historic Museum.
It is time to celebrate the anniversary of the organization and its accomplishments. Mark your calendars and join us on August 20th on the lawn of the Rocheport Museum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Bill Clark, local historian and journalist, will emcee the event and he and Monett Lite will share stories about the history of the Friends of Rocheport and the town of Rocheport. Live bluegrass/folk music will be provided by The Meanwells, a local band. There will be face painting, lawn games, a Rocheport history trivia contest, photo booth/settings, and concessions. There will be free ice cream cones at 4:00 p.m., as long as supplies last.
If you are able to volunteer during the event, please contact Mary Hall at 573-698-4855.
In addition to the Friends of Rocheport 50th Anniversary Celebration, Rocheport's Total Eclipse Experience Festival will be in full swing that day so there should be lots of fun things to do in Rocheport.
2017 Friends of Rocheport T-Shirt Contest
The deadline to enter the T-shirt Contest sponsored by Conrad & Dixie Yates is September 30, 2017.
Take a photo wearing your Friends of Rocheport t-shirt (or sweatshirt) while you are on vacation or doing something fun and submit it to have an opportunity to win breakfast for four (4) at Yates House (a $60 value). Including landmarks in your picture is helpful. We want to see how far our t-shirts have traveled and how much fun everyone is having while they are wearing them!
Keep your Friends of Rocheport t-shirts and cameras handy and send in your photos to:
[email protected] or mail it to: Friends of Rocheport, P.O. Box 122, Rocheport, MO 65279
Previous winners have raved about how good breakfast at Yates House was. This is your chance to win a breakfast fit for a king!!!
Patti Michel won the contest last year with her picture taken at Mt. Rushmore National Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
If you would like to have a copy of the Friends of Rocheport newsletter sent to your e-mail account, please send your name and e-mail address to [email protected]. Sending the newsletter by e-mail saves money, trees and you receive it faster!