Soup Supper Tomorrow!

Hear Kansas Legends During Soup Supper

Come enjoy an evening of home-made soups, Sloppy Joes and desserts. Listen to Kansas legends and folklore and bid on several goodie baskets, local items and grab bags Saturday, March 4 at the Rose Hill Rec Center gym from 5-7 p.m.

Supper begins at 5 p.m. with taco and potato/ham soups along with Sloppy Joe sandwiches and desserts. Adults can choose to have both sandwich and soup for $8 with kids under 10 eating for $5 or you can opt to have soup or a sandwich for $5 and kids eat the same for $3. Both options include desserts and beverages.

Enjoy your meal while special guest speaker Dr. Jim Hoy regales the audience with “Kansas Legends and Folktales.” Most Kansans are familiar with the stories of grasshoppers so big that cowboys could ride them, or summers so hot that corn popped in the field. Kansas is a place of big skies and tall tales, but these exaggerated narratives help us understand the character of our state and its people.

This presentation will explore some of the many legends and folk- tales from around the state, and what they say about the communities that keep these stories alive.

An authority on the folklife of ranching, Jim Hoy is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University.

Be sure to purchase raffle tickets for the many items there will be to choose from. Raffle items include a garden basket, coffee basket, Scentsy, Jamberry, 31 Bags, certificate for two dozen cookies, seven- inch Fire Tablet, boy’s bike, girl’s bike, local food coupons, stainless steel thermos, sports umbrella and assorted Rose Hill hats. Raffle tickets will be sold for these items and guests will drop tickets in a jar for the item they want to win. Grab bag gifts will also be raffled off.

Bidders will place tickets in a jar that corresponds with the item they are interested in and winners will be drawn at 7 p.m. The more tickets you put in the jar, the more chances there are to win.

Historical Society member Janis Linot also donated a handmade quilt depicting a winter scene in red and white which will be on a silent auction.

Proceeds from the benefit event will go the Historical Society for the inside finishing of the recently constructed display facility behind the museum.

A new 130-year Rose Hill Anniversary t-shirt has been designed and will be available for order at the event. The grey shirt will feature Mark Alley’s pictures of the old Rose Hill High School, the Rose Hill Friends Church and the old depot depicted in black. A Rose Hill timeline will appear on the back. The shirts will available for a suggested donation of $15 and will be available in size small and up.

The next big event will be Saturday, May 6 which will bring the First Annual Historical Society Car Show. Registration will begin at 8 to10 a.m and the show will run to 4 p.m. Local youth groups will pro- vide food and refreshments The pre- show entry fee is $10 and includes a car show t-shirt. Fees the day of the show are $15. The event will included both adult and kids classes.

Rose Hill residents will also be able to sign a petition that evening in sup- port of the Rose Hill Historical Society requesting half a mil support from the USD 394 district. State statutes allow for a museum to fall under the auspices of a school district.

The criteria for this to be on the fall election ballot requires the museum to collect petition signatures of 5% of the voting residents or 300 people, to support their request of the half mil tax increase.

Janis Linot with quilt.
Rose Hill Historical Society Vice-President Janis Linot displays the Winter Wonderland quilt that she made for the Soup Supper Silent Auction Saturday, March 4

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