The combined 175th Anniversary Celebration of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and New Melle’s 180th Anniversary provided a great opportunity for an enjoyable, relaxing afternoon of good food, good music, and good company.
Seeing friends, reminiscing over old photos, learning some history about the town and the church, sharing memories, watching the blacksmith, playing in the corn bin, playing games, looking at trucks and tractors, a beautiful quilt display, historical organ music – the afternoon had a little something for everyone. The church and planning committee thank all who attended and all those who helped in any way.
Special thanks to all the businesses and organizations that contributed or participated, the vendors, the exhibitors, and attendance prize donors. The attendance prize raffle generated over $300 and over 30 canned items for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Thank you!
Sponsors/Community Partners: Thiemann-Tidd Memorial VFW Post 5651 Auxiliary, Schneider Graphics, Ron Schneider & Mickey Hollis, Gateway Veterinary Clinic/Marilyn Finke DVM, Dan’s Country Meats, Straatmann Feed – New Melle, Rich and Lori West, DeDe Zwyers, Boone Country Connection, Peoples Savings Bank, Daniel Boone Elementary Raccoons Giving Back Volunteers, St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Aid Society, Sydenstricker John Deere – Dutzow, Mark Fowler and Ray Welge, Short Stop’s Convenience Store, Karrenbrock Construction, Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool, Barry Luedloff.
Attendance prize donors: Bavarian Smoke Haus, Blondin Professional Real Estate, Boone’s Trail Branch Library, Catala Facial Retreat and Boutique, Corner Junkstore, Rita Klos - Hair Care by Rita, Cindy Short – Hair Care by Rita, Marco’s Pizza - Wentzville, New Melle Animal Hospital, New Melle Automotive, New Melle Dental, NOT JADED Boutique and Tea Room, Rich Vance - Tidd Realty, Salon identity, Straatmann Feed - New Melle, Fireside Bar and Grill, Anonymous.
Exhibitors: Boone Duden Historical Society, New Melle Friendship Society, Jason Schiermeier – Olde Tyme Picnic Display, St. Paul’s Church History, Salon identity – children’s hair extensions and tattoos, New Melle Chamber of Commerce – History games, New Melle Fire Protection District – community outreach, St. Paul’s Church New Mini Library Book giveaway.
Vendors: Kohler Forge (Kyle Smock) Blacksmith, Sacred Groundz Coffee Truck, Tonioli Brothers Kettle Corn.
Tractors & Truck Owners: Roger Sudbrock, Leonard Sudbrock, Harry Mullins, Wayne Benne, Mike Loyd, John “Bucky” Loyd, Roger Karrenbrock, Mark Fowler, Harold Eschenbrenner, Jason Schiermeier, Alan Schwede, Mark “Porky” Joerling. Peoples Choice Awards: First Place Tractor Collector class–Harold Eschenbrenner; 2nd place–Wayne Benne; First place Out of Field class–Leonard Sudbrock; 2nd Place–Mark Fowler.