Local historian speaks on Drexel history at DCBC
By DAVE ALBURTY, Secretary
The Drexel Community Betterment Corporation met last Tuesday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m., for the regular monthly meeting.
Snacks for the meeting were sponsored and prepared by Jim and Carol Welborn and Welborn’s Thriftway. Those present were Sue Bush-Wishon, Patty Dreher, Marc Finke, Rob Swearingen, Lila Jones, Mark and Virginia Alley, Jim and Carol Welborn, Stacy Rice, Doc and Rose Marsh, Carol Pranulis, Herby Thomas, Lynette Harris, Aubry Deal, Gene and Dixie Allen, and Dave Alburty.
Treasurer Lynette Harris reported that the balance in the general checking account is $1460.05, and that there is $605 in Drexel Dollars account. Please remember to support DCBC and your Drexel Merchants through the use of Drexel Dollars for gifts and bonuses. Drexel Dollars are available at Hawthorn Bank. Please use your Drexel Dollars, and if you have them, redeem them in Drexel for stuff you want or need!
Marsha Bailey is doing the downtown planters again this year; businesses sponsoring the planters were sent letters on behalf of DCBC by the city. The sponsorship money, $140/year complete, is transferred to DCBC to pay Marsha.
Mark Alley and Virginia Alley gave a presentation on the border war and the Drexel connection to the history that Lila Jones touched on at the last meeting. This discussion was held to assist with the branding of Drexel and keep the Missouri Main Street Connection program moving in the right direction. Is there a signal event? Not so much, but there is a colorful series of events! Some discussion ensued. Could we put a replica train station in or move one to here from somewhere? A big part of the MMSC program we are following is to find an identity and create an historical theme around Drexel. The old trails that came through early on from the west and the cattle drives came through here to Sedalia. That was a selling point for the railroads; who could pick the cattle up here and take them the final 50 miles to KC. Lisle had cattle pens from back in that day.
Marc Finke urged the community members to continue to attend our DCBC/MMSC meetings and to help with...
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