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2014 Activities

December - Saturday the 20th at 1:00pm
A Saturday luncheon meeting hosted by Ron and Joanne at
The Hibachi Grill, 1282 Old Orchard Center, Ballwin, MO 63021

Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Chapter, a formal business meeting was not held but everyone enjoyed a magnificent buffet!

November 15th @ 1:00 pm
A Saturday luncheon meeting hosted by Larry and Carolyn at:
The Creek Grill & Sports Bar
2000 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO 63090

Lunch was a private buffet with two meats, two vegetables, salad, rolls and unlimited tea, soft drinks or coffee. The hosts
furnished dessert. The chapter business meeting followed - see the newsletter for details.

October 17th -- 19th
Campout hosted by Jim and Phyllis at:
Big Creek RV Park
47247 State Hwy. 49
Annapolis, MO 63620
Phone: 573-598-1064

Friday night featured a “Chili Dump.” Each couple brought enough canned chili for the two of them and on Friday afternoon we combined them all in one big pot to heat the mixture. Chopped onions, shreaded cheese, oyster crackers and Fritos were furnished by the hosts along with some hot sauce for those that found the mix too tame for their tastes. Green salad with assorted dressings was also available.

On Saturday night we dined at the “Abby” in their large room. We had our choice of the buffet or ordering off the menu http://www.arcadiavalleyacademy.com

Saturday morning featured parades at both Peidmont and Ironton followed by music (“The Ozark Heritage Festival") at Ironton or a carnival with vendors and a car show at Peidmont http://mountainmusicfestival.net/fall-lineup.html

Some followed the Civil War driving tour of all the Civil War sites in Iron County using the brochure with a map available at the campground to find the Granite markers at all the sites. They recently received a grant for the project, and it has been completed.

Sunday featured our ususal Potluck breakfast with our chapter meeting following breakfast. Many of those present stayed on for few extra days to extend the weekend and winterize their RVs for the coming winter season.

September 24th - 28th Sedalia,
MO Missouri State Samboree

Hosted by Linda and Dale.

ACTIVITIES: Three Rivers Activities: @ 4:00 Wednesday 9/24 Potluck Dinner. Dale & Linda provided hotdogs, rolls and condiments. Everyone brought a side dish to enhance the meal. The Chapter monthly meeting followed dinner.

Samboree Activities: 3 Rivers conducted Horseshoes and Washer Toss games
and provided 2 cakes for the "Cake Walk"
More complete details when they become available.

August 15th-17th
Campout was hosted by Jerry and Joan at:
The Double J Campground
9683 Palm Rd.
Chatham IL (Springfield) 62629
phones: 217-483-9998 or 888-483-9998

A rather lazy weekend began for most on Friday with the usual junking expeditions, area explorations and visits to the Illinois State Fair. It was amazing the stamina exhibited by some of our members by the hours they spent tromping around the Fairgrounds. By mutual consent, most of the group descended on "Cheddar's" for dinner. The evening pass-the-trash game came down to a head to head showdown between Dorothy and Dale. Dale came out the winner.

Several members took Saturday to visit the Lincoln attractions in the Springfield area while others continued their activities of the previous day. You could find many members at the "Cozy Dog Drive In” partaking of the specialty of the house, corn-dogs. Continuing the hallmark activity of our Chapter, eating, dinner was at "Mario's" for delicious Italian fare. Due to late rain showers the evenings pass-the-trash game was somewhat shortened. But, Jerry did walk away with the rather meager pot.

Sunday morning the Chapter meeting followed our potluck breakfast.

July 18th-20th
A camping weekend hosted by Leo and Sandy at
Cozy C Campground
16733 US Highway 54
Bowling Green, MO 63334
phone 1-573-324-3055

For those campers in on Thursday, Leo and Sandy had arranged for dinner at the Bowling Green Diner after which everyone took advantage of the nice weather and just hung out and visited.

Friday was a day to explore the area "on your own." Linda led the "junking" expedition while others visited favorite shops in Amish Country, relaxed on the Louisiana waterfront or just plain relaxed in camp. Dinner was at the "Saints Avenue Cafe" where much damage was done to their very good buffet. Returning to camp, a shortened game of pass- the-trash was won by Joan. Her second straight win (you'd think she would show a little mercy).

Saturday was similar to Friday in that folks scattered in different directions to continue "junking", exploring and visiting the Amish shops. Added to the list of sites were the "Louisiana Area Historical Museum" where the stories of the area were brought to life by the many displays; and the Stark Brothers Nursery.

The highlight of the weekend was an authentic Amish dinner at the home of Barbara Yoder. Prepared by Mrs. Yoder and her daughter, then served by her granddaughters, the food was wonderful and without end. Capped off by huge pieces of cake and pie we were so full the cars all sagged low on the way back to camp. One more game of pass-the-trash won this time by your editor.

Sunday morning the Chapter meeting followed our potluck breakfast.

June 20th-22nd
Campout hosted by Jack and Janette at
Cape Camping and RV Park
1900 Kings Highway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

The June campout of the Three Rivers Good Sam Chapter was held June 20th thru 22nd at The Cape Camping and RV Park, Cape Girardeau, MO and was hosted by Janette and Jack.

Campers included: Basse, Brickson, Brinkman, Charpiot, Ehrhard, Ford, Haynes, Hunter, Johnson, Luzynski, Sheehan, Stanton, Stiern, Tschannen and Weeks.

Early arrivers spent Friday "junking" and visiting area attractions including the Isle Casino where some had more success than most. All enjoyed the BYO Pizza dinner in the nice cool rec room. Thanks to Jack and Janette for the salad and desserts. Gary Brickson won the ensuing game of pass-the-trash.

Saturday started early for those who visited the River Front Market in Cape. Other activities for the day included visits to the Heritage Museum, Bollinger Mill and the Summer Arts Festival at the SEMO River Campus. After dinner at Delmonico’s everyone returned to the rec room for pass-the-trash. At the men's table Jerry outlasted them all and the winner at the women's table was Joan. In a single hand show down Joan walked away with all the nickels.

Once again, Sunday was marked by a pot luck breakfast followed by the monthly business meeting.

May 16th-18th
A campout weekend hosted by Leon and Jane at
Stone Park Resort

Friday: evening meal - Jane and Leon furnished hot dogs and everyone brought a dish.
Saturday: 5p.m. Charbona Restaurant. 3413 Rosner Rd and Hwy 67.
Both evenings, played cards etc.
Sunday: pot luck breakfast was followed by meeting.

Elephant Rock, Bonne Terre Mine, $2.00 Jewelry Store, St. Francis & St. Joe State Parks, Large Flea Market on Hwy W in Farmington. 30 Area Wineries Big River Canoe Rental Antique Malls

April 11th, 2014 (2nd weekend due to Easter)
A campout hosted by Don & Bette at:
Ladybug RV Park

Friday night - Southern Gospel music by Brian Free and Assurance at the Meramec Music Theater
Saturday - tour "Bob's Gasoline Alley" in the afternoon. Bob later called to inviting us back to enjoy a "pickers" bluegrass group singing many old footstomping favorites.

March 15th - (cancelled due to the weather)
A restaurant meeting hosted by Bob and Jan at
Frankie Gianino's Grill and Bar

February 16th, 2014
A restaurant meeting hosted by the Ehrhard's at
Jilly's Cafe & Steak House

January 19th, 2014 @ 1:00 pm:
A restaurant meeting hosted by the Charpiot's at:
Bandana's BBQ
11750 Gravois Road
Sunset Hills, MO


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