The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 21

May 25 2022

The 30th Annual Montrose Festival will be Memorial Weekend, They are celebrating Montrose’s designation as a Purple Heart City with their theme, “Small Town big Heart”.  Friday evening, the Kids 5K Run at 7:15 p.m. and Adult 5K Run at 8:00 p.m.  Saturday starts with breakfast 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the VFW Hall. Baking contest at the Community Building 10:00 a.m. drop off, 11:00 judging. 18th annual car show begins at 9:00 a.m., Bake sale and vendors and crafters in the Community Building at 9:00 a.m. Museum opens at 9:00 a.m. For the kids, Sprinkles the clown will be back, as well as bounce houses, corn boxes, pony rides, petting zoo, train rides and Ted E. Bear Toy Factory. Extreme Video Trailer 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Chicken drop at 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Montrose Jr. Fire Fighters selling hamburgers behind the Community Building. KC Wolf from  noon to 2:00 p.m. The announcement of this year’s Home Town Hero is at 12:30.  Children’s parade starts at 12:45 p.m. and the grand parade begins at 1:00 p.m. with registration at the Montrose High School 10:00 – 12:30.  Following the parade, will the annual Fried Chicken Dinner 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. a pie and wine auction at 2:00, wine tasting 3:00-7:00 and VFW #8820 beer stand 2:00 p.m. Corn Hole tournament at 3:30 p.m. “Members Only Band”, will entertain 9:00 p.m.-midnight. Sunday, softball starts at noon and the Scavenger Hunt at the VFW Hall 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. There will be beer olympics at 5:00 p.m. next to the museum, along with evening entertainment. For updates for events, go their facebook page at “Montrose Missouri Festival”.

The Yellow Rosebud Cemetery Project at the AC Cemetery needs volunteers Monday, June 6 at 9:00 am, or a rain date Tuesday, June 7 at 9:00 a.m. to pick up the rosebuds.  Contact: Kathy Gengler, 660-492-7065, Pam Bartz, 417-321-4177, Donald Yoss, 660-492-7218 or City Hall, 476-2631.

The Appleton City Museum, 503 N. Maple, one block north of caution light, is open for its 19th summer season. Visiting hours are from 1:30-4:30 every Friday afternoon and the first Saturday of each month May through September. They hope you will make the museum a place to visit this year.

The ACHS Senior class panels are at Farm House Restaurant to honor this year’s special anniversary years.  Included are the classes 1972, 1962, 1957 and 1952.  Stop by to see who you recognize and who you may have forgotten. 

ACHS class of 1987 will meet at noon Saturday, May 28 at Sumo’s.  You are asked to bring appetizers and drinks.

ACHS Class of 1982 will meet at noon June 4, at the Chris Green home.  Bring a side to share at lunch. Meat, tableware and water provided. 

Taps Across America is inviting musicians of all abilities and ages across the country to honor our fallen soldiers by playing Taps during the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. Memorial Day. Anyone that plays a trumpet is asked to play Taps 3:00 p.m. at the Memorial in Forrest Park.

Appleton City Pool will open 11:00 p.m. Wednesday June 1. Pool hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Pool passes are available at City Hall or AC Pool during regular business hours. For more information, call City Hall at 660-476-2631. Pool passes are $50 for 1 and $15 for each additional family member.

The Appleton City Middle School FBLA community service team will be competing at Nationals in Chicago from June the 28 to July 2  To help with the expenses, they are having a few fundraisers. The first one will be May 28 at the Montrose Festival. They will be selling snow cones in front of the Chop Shop in Montrose. The team is also selling Krispy Kreme donuts from now until June 5.  The orders will be delivered on June 10.  Your support is appreciated. Any help and donations are appreciated as well.  They celebrate the accomplishments of these students placing at the state level and hope their success will be replicated at the national level. Thanks again to the community for all you do for the students.

A summer kid’s event, “Monumental VBS”, will be hosted at First Baptist Church of AC June 21-24. Monumental is for kids 5 years old through those that have completed 4th grade. They will start with a meal at 5:30 and conclude at 8:30 p.m. each evening. Family members and friends can join in daily at 8:15 p.m. as they wrap up their day. They also invite families to church on Sunday June 26 for the finale and a meal following services. Sign up free online at: Paper copies are available upon request. For more information, call 660-476-5512 or message them on Facebook.

Five area churches are teaming together to present a community VBS 6:00-8:00 p.m. each evening July 18-22. All kids ages 3 years- 6th grade are invited to join them as they learn how to pray. (Children must be potty-trained to attend). Each church will host an evening: Trinity UMC – Monday, Rockville UMC – Tuesday, Church of God – Wednesday, River of Life – Thursday, Christian Church – Friday. Transportation is available. Contact Paige at 660-492-0985 for info or see their Facebook event (Community VBS 2022). Register online at:Â

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for May and June.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. May 26-Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, June 1– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, June 2 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, June 8 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, June 9 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, June 10– Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 16 – Podiatry- Pending, June 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, June 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 23 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.  


May 27    AC  Museum open 1:30-4:30 p.m.

May 27-29     30th Annual Montrose Festival

May 28    ACHS Alumni meeting 11:30 a.m.  (Reservation only)

May 30    Memorial Day Holiday

May 30    Taps Across America 3:00 p.m. at the Memorial in Forrest Park.

June 1      AC Pool opens at 11:00 a.m.

June 6      Pickup yellow roses at the AC Cemetery 9:00 a.m.