Friday, December 5, 2008

Tomorrow is Christmas in Bevier

And it looks to be a clear and COLD day, which is much better than the past two years with just awful weather... Come downtown to the Black Diamond Building and see all the vendors... Then hop over to the RLDS Church for even more spectacular booths. Don't forget to visit the Catholic Church basement for the turkey dinner put on by the Pappenfohts... And while you're in town, check out the Heavenly Cottage Dollhouse at Wanda Wyatt's.. More goodies include a bake sale, Vespers at night, tea and candles from My Cup of Tea and Shady Peanut Lane, delicious cold cuts and cheeses from Matt's Market. and much, much more... Come early and enjoy a hometown Christmas... Check back for some photos.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Red Ribbon Week... Fall's Rush...

The town's decorations hero... and his Haunted Yard... Kids loved to trek though the maze of illuminated decor... As one starstruck elementary gal remarked, "Bobby's really got it going on!" Yeah, he does. Thank you, Bobby, for all your hard work! We can't wait to see the Christmas display....

Just a few shots of school doors who won the first three prizes for Red Ribbon Week. The anti-drug week featured winning costumes, daily prizes, facts about addiction, a "celebrity cemetery" with the sad reminder of all the great talents cut short by addictive behavior... and these doors.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Family Pride

During Opening night celebration families carried banners to proclaim pride in heritage, Bevier, and home. Balloons ascended, and the celebration began... (double click photo to enlarge)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tea & Style Show

Nellie welcomed us in with lively piano selections, then we settled back to enjoy a great visit, wonderful tea and petit fours, and a brilliant style show featuring styles from days long past, and styles we sported yesterday...or what seems like yesterday. Check out more photos of the models, fashions, and candid shots from the Tea and Style Show on the slide show in the side bar. It takes a minute to load, but it's loaded with shots!

Crazy about Quilts!

Frank and Diane Adams graciously opened their beautiful Victorian home to us for the Quilt Show.

Later, at the Tea and Style Show, this beautiful quilt made by the Pappenfoht sisters was presented to the winner.

Sesqui Classic Car Show

The Classic Car Show was another big hit of the Sesqui Celebration. My fave was the yummy aqua-blue Thunderbird. I don't know anything about what was under the hood, but the chiffon scarf tied to the rear-view mirror was tres chic! I want that car. I NEED that car! But then again, every girl needs one. ~cg

Heritage Banner Parade

It takes a lot of names to fill a town! The Heritage Banner Parade gave us an opportunity to show the cultural diversity of our town. ~cg

Friday, October 10, 2008

More Shots of the Cemetery Tour and Tourists

The evening sun streamed through the trams, and the years passed us by--- this time in reverse. Through soft smiles and frequent tears we watched our citizens portray our loved ones. These candid shots give a little more view into one of the very special events of the Sesquicentennial. If anyone would like to comment and place names to the shots, we welcome that always.

Saturday Night Sparkle

The beautiful fireworks display on Sesqui Saturday Night was sponsored by Richard Compton (BHS Class of 1975) and his company, Compton Auction. ~cg

The Odd Fellows are gone, but the memories remain!

The Black Diamond building served as "home base" during the Sesquicentennial Celebration. The displays of memorabilia, photos and artwork were fabulous. I could have spent days reading all the wonderful stuff in there! There were fun things to buy, and I know the free coffee and cookies were very much appreciated by the out-of-town guests, especially during the cool (but perfect) evenings. Once again, hats off to Patty Cheever and the entire committee for giving us such a fabulous event! ~cg

A Tour of Historical Bevier

Those who boarded the tram for the historical tour of Bevier had the fortune to "meet" Dr. T.P. Gronoway in the home he used as a hospital in meticulously restored and maintained by the Ricker family. ~cg

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cemetery Theatre - 1

I'm certain that the Cemetery Theatre at our Sesquicentennial celebration will be remembered for a long, long time. The presenters did a fabulous job and it was such a wonderful opportunity to hear about some of the people who have in some way touched the lives of everyone who has grown up or lived in Bevier. From the top:

Frank Chiarottino, the first Italian to settle in Bevier. He arrived in 1890 and his family has been growing strong ever since.

Robert (Bob) Lobmire, who will long be remembered as the guy who could remember...just about anything concerning Bevier!

Edi and Sita Pappenfoht...who came to this country to start a new life after WWII. The love and family spirit they brought to our community will live on for generations to come.

Hardie Smith, our "Mr. Fixit" who came to our rescue at all hours, in all weather. A true neighbor in every sense of the word.

Francis Dunn Jones, the Welsh immigrant who started the Bevier Appeal newspaper, a publication that not only chronicled our early history and family events, but also helped countless immigrants learn to read. ~cg