By Susan Carson
It looks like a full weekend heading this way. The Rexroat Prairie Log Cabin Day is Saturday from 10-4 and will have plenty of activities and demonstrations for the entire family. There will be pottery, chair caning, spinning, basket weaving, sewing, fireplace cooking (be sure to try Debbie's apple pie) and log splitting. There will be baked goods and a fall produce market along with face painting, apple pressing and cookie and pumpkin decorating for all ages. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy hot food and drinks to the sounds of dulcimer music. A great fall day for sure.
Virginia's Square One, Inc. charity auction will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Rexroat building. There are items to interest everyone from the serious antique collector to those looking to pick up a few household items. So bring your bidding spirit and help raise money for Virginia's new community center. The new windows are in the store front of the Rexroat building and the second floor windows will be installed soon. This project is definitely coming along.
Between the auction and Log Cabin Days be sure to stop in the new Cass County Food Pantry on the corner of South Main and Beardstown Street. The doors will be open starting at 10 a.m.
The Big Al 5K was a huge success raising over $4,000 for not one, but two nursing chairs at St. John's NICU. Thanks to the 90 participants and congratulations to first place finishers Abby West, daughter of Virginia High graduate Margi Sinclair West and Jeremy Beard, son of Virginia High graduate Laurie Finney Beard.