The Friends of Rocheport Christmas Tree Lighting will be December 1, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The tree is located between the Rocheport Christian Church and the Church Annex.
After the lights have been turned on at the tree, there will be Christmas carol singing at the Rocheport Christian Church. Upon completion of the Christmas carols, refreshments will be served at the Rocheport Community Hall.
Be sure to bring the kids because Santa will be stopping by the Community Hall!!! There won't be any long lines like there are at the malls!!!
We hope to see you there!!!
Chili Fund Raiser and Bake Sale
Several people reported difficulty trying to post their photos to the Friends of Rocheport Facebook page. As a result of the technical difficulties that exist in trying to post the photos directly to the Facebook page, the photo contest has been extended to the end of September with a new plan in place.
The directions for entering your photo are outlined in detail below. Basically, you still need to "Like" the Friends of Rocheport Facebook page but you will submit your photo to the Friends of Rocheport e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it on our Facebook page for you and give you credit for submitting it.
We apologize for the difficulties everyone encountered trying to submit your photos to our Facebook page. Please try to submit them to our e-mail account and become eligible to win the $20 gift certificate to the Rocheport General Store!!!!!
Do you have a picture of Rocheport that you would be willing to share? Maybe you have a historic picture that has been in your family for years. Or, maybe you have one of a family from Rocheport? Did you stay at one of the fantastic bed and breakfasts in town and take some pictures while you were visiting? Have you biked on the Katy Trail and taken pictures of the incredible scenery around Rocheport? Have you taken pictures to preserve your memories of a fun visit to Les Bourgeois Winery or the General Store? We’d love to see them!!!!!
The Friends of Rocheport would like for you to share your Rocheport photos on its Facebook site. We have decided to offer a $20 gift certificate to the Rocheport General Store to the winner of the photo contest. Here’s the good news - - - you don’t need to be a professional photographer to win. As far as we are concerned, any picture of Rocheport is a winner!!!! So, we won’t be judging the photos. All you have to do to be eligible to win is “Like” our Facebook page and submit a photo related to Rocheport. At the end of the month, everyone who has “Liked” our Facebook page and submitted a photo will be entered into a drawing for the $20 gift certificate.
You will need a Facebook account in order to participate. Go to facebook.com and sign up for an account if you do not already have one. If you are on Facebook already, just login and search for “Friends of Rocheport.” Once you have found the Friends of Rocheport Facebook page, "Like" it.
Then send your picture to email@example.com along with a message telling us about your picture. Details such as when the photo was taken and who took it would be great!!! We will post your photo on our Facebook page and give you credit for submitting it.
The winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and our website at the end of September!!!!!
The Friends of Rocheport presented its annual awards for Rocheport Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at the October 21, 2012 General Meeting. Marcia Voss, owner of WhiteHorse Antiques and a long time member of the Friends of Rocheport was named Citizen of the Year for her contributions not only to the Friends of Rocheport but also to the Rocheport community. Albert Taylor was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts and assistance to the Friends of Rocheport Society.
Marcia Voss and Darrell Rapp.
2012 brought improvements to both the Museum and the Mariam Green Building. The Museum has a new ADA walkway with handicap parking and a new sign. New windows were installed at the Mariam Green Building. In addition to the improvements to the buildings, the Friends of Rocheport provided a new sign for the Rocheport Cemetery and more signs are scheduled to be provided. See photos of these improvements here.
The vision set for the Friends of Rocheport in 2013 is as follows:
1. Improve the lighting at the museum.
2. Continue partnering with the Rocheport Cemetery Board for improvements.
3. Promote community wide initiatives with other organizations in Rocheport.
Longtime Friends of Rocheport member, Marcia Voss, and her business, Whitehorse Antiques, were featured in the Boone Electric Coop newsletter. The article "For Love of Old" is on page 3.
The Friends of Rocheport are selling green tomato relish as a fund raiser. Pints are $5 and quarts are $10. Contact Inez Hickam at 573-445-5712 to purchase.
Special thanks goes out to Inez Hickam, Doris Overton and Albert Taylor (pictured below) for their effort in making the relish.