McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction Set for Sunday, September 25

This year’s annual McGennis Youth Center Barbecue and Auction are set for Sunday, September 25.

The McGennis barbecue is a tradition that spans more than 50 years. The first barbecue was held in 1969.

In conjunction with the barbecue this year will be the Sixth Annual Car and Truck Show. Car show registration is from 12 to 1 p.m. For more information on the car show contact Jared Rankin 417-448-4903 or

Children’s games will start at 12:30 p.m. Horse and wagon rides will also start at 12:30 with Harry Byram on hand with his team and wagon

Serving for the barbecue is at 1 p.m. The auction will start about 1:45. Larry Hacker will be our auctioneer this year.

A popular part of the auction will again be featured this year. The Mad Hatter features ten McGennis Youth Center caps donated by Bell Photography. These caps, each numbered, will be auctioned off. At the end of the auction one of these numbers will be drawn. That winning number will win this year’s featured gun, donated by Bell Farms. Details about this year’s gun will be coming your way in the next few days.

In the same vein, Schlyer Designs has donated not one but two beautiful rings. Two winners will be drawn from the ten high bidders for ten numbered envelopes, each containing a gift certificate from Schlyer Designs. The first winner will have their choice of the two rings. One ring is an emerald and diamond ring and the other a diamond one.

For more information about the auction or to donate an item call Marc or Alison Bell at 660-832-4196. The generosity of those who donate and those who bid has made the auction a major revenue source for the Youth Center.

Admission to the barbecue is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children (ages 6-12). Tickets are for the meal and are not required for the auction.

From Rich Hill, the McGennis Youth Center is located five miles west on A Highway and four miles south on WW Highway.