The Fredericktown Rotary Club held its annual Christmas Party at Pine Crest Camp and Conference Center. Guests were treated to an array of excellent cuisine provided by the staff of Pine Crest. The speaker for the evening was Stan Crader, an author, who is originally from Marble Hill. Stan and his wife, Debbie, shared a great story about an invitation from Stan Musial and his wife for a “visit” a couple of years ago.
“I was so amazed that this great legend (who, by the way, also had Alzheimer’s at the time), was such a down-to-earth person and was still so sharp on the questions I had for him. It was an honor to have the opportunity to speak with him.”
Stan Crader has written “The Bridge,” “Paperboy” and “The Longest Year.” The books are Christian fiction novels of rural America in the 1960’s. The proceeds go to charity, including Resurrecting Lives Foundation, a foundation focused in aiding verterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
Community Service Awards were presented to William Banks, Jr., Dennis Siders, Raymond Skaggs, and John Thompson for their work and dedication in the improvements made to Rotary Park of Fredericktown. Improvements included a walking trail, benches, concession stand and restrooms.