Rippey sesqui fundraiser a success

~by Mary Weaver

Approximately 80 persons came to have a late summer meal at the Rippey Community Center Saturday evening, Aug. 24. The meal consisted of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, baked beans, bars, and a beverage.

Attendees were generous with their donations as $611 was donated to advance the funding for Rippey’s sesquicentennial, which will be held Aug. 1, 2020.

The Churdan Town and Country Band provided the musical entertainment for the evening, under a blue sky dotted by white fluffy clouds, with a sight southern breeze, beautiful evening for the event. Wes  Anderson, Greene County music director, led the band.

The other entertainment of the evening was the pie auction. Stuart Cretsinger of Cretsinger Auction of Coon Rapids served as the auctioneer for 23 pies that had been provided by the excellent pie bakers of the Rippey community. A pecan pie made by Maralynn Rinker generated almost $100, as it was sold twice.

The pie auction generated $1,335.00 with the honor of the mostly costly pie being a coconut cream baked by Beverly Derry, which sold for a whopping $110 to David and Carol John.

Rolling Hills was the biggest donor of the evening purchasing $315 worth of pies.
While the evening was designed to generate funds for fireworks to be displayed during the 150th birthday celebration of the town, an additional outcome was neighbors and friends who enjoyed visiting late into the evening long after the band concert ended.

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