Appleton City Sesguicentennial.

During the  Sesquicentennial, 150 year founding of Appleton City, a Historical Roadside Sign will be installed at the home site of William Prier the original owner of the entire town’s 520 acres. The Dedication ceremony at 315 W 6th Street will start at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020. This is the highest point in St. Clair County. It is where the historic wishing well foundation is located in the side yard of the First Christian Church Parsonage. You are invited to hear the story of this historic location. The ceremony will be followed at 6:00 p.m. by an Ice Cream Social in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall. RSVP if you plan to enjoy ice cream by calling Pat at 660-492-0723.

The first Sesquicentennial Event will be held 150 years after the day the Railroad crew started laying the tracks through Appleton City on September 10, 1870.  Postmaster Dewey McQinn has just received approval for the cancellation that will be done at the Depot September 10, 2020 from 12:00-2:00. A ceremony will be held at 12:01 p.m.  Bring an item to be cancelled during that time. Stamps will be available for sale as well as a picture postcard of the Depot. A Depot postcard with a stamp may be purchased for $1.00.  Out-of-towners may send an item for cancellation and a return stamped self-addressed envelope mailed to USPS, 119 W.4th St. ACMO, 64724.  It makes a great souvenir for years to come. Other souvenirs will be available for sale that day.

Appleton City Landmarks will serve a Taco Salad Lunch on Thursday September 10, 11:00 to 1:00 at the M.K.T. Depot. The lunch will be carryout only and consist of a large taco salad with topping of your choice, homemade cake and drink for a donation of $7.00.  All funds will be used for upkeep of the Depot and Museum grounds.  Join them for the first 150th celebration of the beginning of the railroad in Appleton City.