Archive for Thursday, October 19, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

October 19, 2006

Characters needed
for Terror Tracks
The Baldwin City Community Theatre is once again teaming up with the Midland Railway to put on this year's Terror Train.
In the past, this event has drawn riders from as far away as St. Joseph, Mo., who have enjoyed this unique Halloween experience.
"This undertaking requires a significant number of volunteers and we're looking for people who like to have fun," said Chris Cook, event coordinator. "If you still enjoy dressing up this time of year, we have a place for you."
Those interested in helping with the Terror Train, which runs three times per night at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, should e-mail Cook at clcook76@yahoo.com.
"We are asking staff to be at the Baldwin City Community Theatre Office at 816 High Street at 5:30 p.m. the nights they are working to get costumes and make up as needed," said Cook.


Ives Chapel to
sponsors treat time
Ives Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a "Halloween Treat Time" in the churchyard for all children in the Baldwin community from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Parents are invited to accompany their children. Ghosts and goblins may be handing out treats.


First UM Church
hosts turkey dinner
The Baldwin First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual turkey dinner for missions from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Fellowship Hall.
Dinners are dine-in or take-out. Included are turkey or ham, dressing, green beans, potatoes, gravy, salad, roll, pie and drinks. Adults are $8, children 4 to 10 are $5 and children 3 and under are free.


Garden connection
to have meeting
The Baldwin Area Garden Connection will meet at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Baldwin City Public Library for a trip to the Overland Park Arboretum. Bring a sack lunch. Community members are welcome to attend.


Quilters guild
schedules meeting
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Baldwin City Public Library. The program will be a workshop from the project book. Bring a pencil, scissors and fabric. Fat quarters will be available. Visitors are welcome.


AARP to have
guest speaker
The American Association of Retired People Chapter 1696 will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Lawrence Country Club. Kim Lowry from Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association will be the guest speaker. Call (785) 865-3787 for reservations.


Boo Fest for youth
to be held Oct. 28
Boo Fest, formerly called Spooks on Parade, will be sponsored by Reece Nichols Premier, Baldwin, this year. The community trick or treat program for young children will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at Legion Hall, Eighth and High streets.
Children in costumes will be able to stop in at businesses in downtown Baldwin and along Ames St. to receive treats. Representatives from the Baldwin City Police Department and the Baldwin Fire Department will share some safety instructions with the children.


Family members
attend reunion
Descendants of George Anthony Newland and Geo Andrew Rockhold met Oct. 7 in Holloway Hall at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church with 59 present. The next reunion will be in October of 2007.
Those attending from Oklahoma were: Mary Kay and Ara Roy, Edmond, and Jennie Weems, Sepulpa; from Arkansas: Mary Ellen and Keith McDowell, Gentry; from Kansas: Ann and Richard Suddarth, Wellsville, Larry and Linda Newland, Stilwell, Sharal Newland, Richmond, Joan and Anthony Habigar, Topeka; Daniel Coates, Britten and Riley, Joan Williams, Christopher and Michael, Cecil and Jennifer Rockhold, Keith and Charlene Rockhold, all from Ottawa; Rose Marie Cook, Osage City; Fred and Amy Cook, David, Eric, Isaac, Samantha and Max from Olathe; Jay and Doreen Newland, Mound City; Byron and Joyce Coates, Hannah, Hailey and Hope, McClouth; Jim and Florence Gilliland and Pam Bone, Lawrence; Tony and Suzanne Habigar, Kansas City; Kay Johnson, Council Grove; Thelma and Lee Randel, Dotty Newland, Norma and Scott Sconce, Casey and Andrew Coates, Crystal Barrett, Cybil Millburn, David Coates, Brenda, Kenny and Pat Roberts, Barbara and Jaimie Goff, Nick Rockhold, all from Baldwin City.


First UM Church
hosts turkey dinner
The Baldwin First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual turkey dinner for missions from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Fellowship Hall.
Dinners are dine-in or take-out. Included are turkey or ham, dressing, green beans, potatoes, gravy, salad, roll, pie and drinks. Adults are $8, children 4 to 10 are $5 and


Wellsville UM Church
hosts turkey dinner
The Wellsville United Methodist Church will serve its annual turkey and ham dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Carry-out is available at the southeast door. Adults are $6 and children $3.


Chili and homemade
soup dinner set
Chili and homemade chicken noodle soup and a bazaar will be available from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Rd. Free will offering will be accepted.


Legion auxiliary
to sell pies
The American Legion Auxiliary will be selling pies at the Maple Leaf Festival. Legion Hall will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to receive the pies. Pie donations are welcome.

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