The public is invited to the “Chat-Fest on the Trails,” to continue the fellowship enjoyed annually since the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2007. This event is open to all those who want to chat with others about the area and family history.
The event will be from 2 -4 p.m. at Kramer Hall at the First Baptist Church, 324 E. Shawnee.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Gamma Xi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Displays, pictures and videos are provided by the Gardner Historical Museum, and museum souvenirs will be available for sale. Church histories will be highlighted during this event.
“Chat-Fest on the Trails” is in conjunction with Gardner’s “Festival on the Trails.” There will be a “Life on the Trails” event and exhibit before or after the “Chat-Fest, as the museum will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the day of the Festival.
Visit the museum’s web site,, for more information or call Shirley Brown-VanArsdale at 913-226-7941 or Phyllis Thomen at 913-856-7134.
Members of the “Chat-Fest on the Trails” committee are: Shirley Brown-VanArsdale, Phyllis Thomen, Marcia Gay, Sharon Kramer, Mayrene Norris, Joan Taylor, Bettie Turner, Mary Whitaker, and Nancee Rankin.