Ragersville to host community gatherings this weekend

This painting by Blaine Krebs will be sold to the highest bidder at the auction to benefit Ragersville on Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m. at the Elementary School.

By Beverly Keller
The Budget

History, friends, and family will be in plentiful supply this weekend in Ragersville where events are set for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday sponsored by the Ragersville Historical Society, Ragersville Community Council and the Ragersville Businessman’s Association.

“It is going to be one big weekend in Ragersville,” shared Ray “Chico” Hisrich, who serves as the president of the Historical Society and is known to many as the “mayor” of the unincorporated community. “We’ve got a little something for everyone.”

The weekend starts with a performance from Next from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday night on the stage at the Ragersville Historical Society. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Saturday things get going at 4:30 p.m. at Ragersville Elementary when the Ragersville Community Council serves up homemade food at the pavilion including creamed chicken sandwiches and chicken noodle soup.
There will be games including bingo as well as a kiddie tractor pull.

At 7 p.m., a hand-painted work by talented local artist Blaine Krebs will be sold to the highest bidder. The piece, painted directly on a wooden cheese wheel took Krebs a considerable amount of time to complete. “I’ve done a lot of different things but this was very intricate,” Krebs shared. “I started at the back and worked my way to the front. We had an overhead view with my brother’s drone and went from there.”
Saturday night will be cap-stoned with Badstone playing in downtown Ragersville from 9 p.m. to midnight.

On Sunday, August 5 at 1 p.m., the community picnic will commence. For just $10 per person, guests can enjoy all the food they can eat. The Little Sturgis Motorcycle Show is also on the agenda from 2 to 6 with a $5 entry fee. There will be live music and games all afternoon.

This story appeared in the August 1 edition of The Budget.