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Food will be big part of Memorial Day festivities

Staff writer

Memorial Day weekend will kick off at 9:30 a.m. May 22 with the Peabody Senior Center holiday brunch. Reservations are needed a day in advance to make sure the kitchen staff prepares enough food.

“Anyone who is traveling out of town or getting ready for a houseful of holiday guests could come in for brunch and get a head start on their weekend plans,” site manager Ruth Lott said. “We will be serving biscuits and gravy, coffee cake, fresh fruit, and a drink.”

To make a reservation, call (620) 983-2226 and leave a message if necessary.

An evening meal at the HUB beginning at 5 p.m. May 22 will recognize HUB founder Dale Hague. Tables will be set up outside the HUB at 118 N. Walnut St. as well as inside the popular youth center.

Hague died in 2011, but his legacy for the youth of Peabody has continued. The HUB provides supervised activities, study time, computers for schoolwork, games, and a place for young people to hang out with friends.

This annual event gives the public a chance to visit the HUB, talk to the young people who are served by its presence in the community, and enjoy fellowship with staff members and other Peabody supporters.

The menu will be sloppy joes, chips, brownie, and drink, by free-will donation. Aaron Waddell will provide musical entertainment.

On May 23, Peabody Historical Society will host a fried chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peabody Senior Center. The menu will feature fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, homemade bread, a drink, and homemade ice cream.

Groups in town for family or reunion events are invited to reserve a table for the meal and enjoy some extra visiting with friends or family. Contact Carmen South, (620) 983-2512, or Susan Marshall, (620) 983-2771.

The Peabody Museum, Print Museum, and Morgan House all will be open until 2 p.m. that day. On display in the Morgan House for the first time will be items recently donated to the historical society by members of the Christ family, early Peabody settlers.

There will be a charge for the meal and donations will be appreciated at the museum complex.

The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary will host the Memorial Day Weekend Golf Classic at the golf course, starting at 10:30 a.m. May 24.

A hot dog stand will be set up and other refreshments will be available. Prizes and special recognition will be given for a variety of golf talents.

Following the Memorial Day service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, which begins at 10 a.m. May 25, the Peabody-Burns sophomore class will serve the annual Memorial Day dinner at Brown Gymnasium.

The menu this year consists of beef or ham, potato casserole, green beans or corn, Jell-O salad, roll, drink, and dessert. The event is a traditional fundraiser for the following year’s prom.

Class groups and families often gather for a mini-reunion during the meal. To reserve a table, call the PBHS office at (620) 983-2196.

Last modified May 14, 2015

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