The Drexel Community Betterment Corporation received a $4,700.00 contribution to the Missouri Main Street Project from the City of Drexel. City officials presented the check to DCBC members Friday, December 20, 2013. The Missouri Main Street grant will be used for future revitalization projects of the City of Drexel.
Pictured left to right: Drexel City Clerk Jennifer Thomas, Mayor Terry Mayfield, DCBC Members Stacy Rice, David Alburty and Anita Brown.
Several Drexel businesses participated in a DCBC sponsored Ladies Night Out event Tuesday, December 17. The businesses opened their doors for a special night focused on helping local ladies shop for Christmas gifts. Home-based businesses set up booths, too. Ladies who attended the event enjoyed finger foods and drinks as they shopped.
Pictured: Shoppers viewed the selection of products offered by home-based business owners who set up booths at Citizens Bank.
Mane Frame Boutique and Salon held a Girls Night Out event Saturday, December 14. Business Owner Tesa Deel filled her shop with new merchandise for the holiday season. Many great deals were avail- able to help customers get their Christmas shopping done. Aesthetician Hannah Griff was on hand to give half price facials. Deel had giveaways throughout the event provided snacks and wine for shoppers to enjoy while they browsed.
Pictured: Shelbi and Sharise Hettinger and Sharolyn Barnhart do a little shopping at Mane Frame.
Hawthorn Bank in Drexel has been collecting donations for the RIO food pantry during the holiday season. The bank setup a prize wheel in its lobby. Anyone who makes a $5.00 donation or brings in five nonperishable food items gets a chance to spin the big wheel. Three little ones had fun spinning the wheel on Friday, December 20th. They came to Hawthorn Bank with their families and donated to the food pantry. Each of them won a fun prize including a Hawthorn Bank mug, a $10.00 turkey gift certificate and a Hawthorn Bank can coolie.
The Drexel R-IV annual Christmas programs were once again a success, complete with talented vocalists and musicians. Kindergarten through sixth grades performed Christmas songs and the Elementary Band played for the audience. The Junior High and High School choir and band performed. Both programs were directed by Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher Jacob Herzog.
Right: Drexel 5th and 6th graders sang Christmas songs for the audience.
Far right: The Drexel High School band played Christmas music for all to enjoy.