The June 2019 Tour of Osage County attracts 30 out of county participants! What a wonderful turn out!
Sixty-two participants in the June 13th “Tour of Osage County” were blessed with perfect weather and six interesting Osage County sites.
Osage County Agritourism Council (OCAC), under the guidance of Kay and Arlen Schwinke since 2003, hosted another successful tour. Melissa Hoskins from Mid-America Bank recruited over 25 participants for the tour. Half of the participants were from outside of Osage County, including 15 from Cole County and 7 from St. Louis.
Sites visited during the day included: the David and Carl Troesser farm on Route W just west of Linn, Joe and Allice Dudenhoeffer displaying their basket making skills on their hill-top farm, and the Alfred and Sonya Brandt Dairy Farm just south of Linn. Shopping opportunities were provided at Deutches Heim/Busy Bean Cafe and Sprouts Bakery in Linn as well as the Old School Antique Mall and Flea Market. Mid-America Bank was the financial sponsor for lunch that was hosted by Community Christian Church in Linn. Osage County 4-Hers under leadership of Patsy Luebbert provided the pulled pork lunch.
Naturally Meramec, an 8 county regional tourism promotion coalition, shared the cost of fabric “goodie” bags with Osage County Agritourism Council. The goodie bags included a list of upcoming Osage County events as well as listing of Osage County restaurants. The bags also included contact information about OCAC members; Argyle Catering, the Epple House (bed and breakfast), Simply Scrumptious Cakes and Catering, Where Pigs Fly Farm, State Tech, business card and candy from the Old School on the Hill B&B, and the Business Card directory for Maries/Osage County created by the Unterrified Democrat. Diamond Pet Foods provided sample dog and cat food for the participants.
OCAC will be hosting its next tour on Thursday, October 17 that will feature “southern” Osage County points of interest. For more information on the October tour, contact Alice Scheulen firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-897-3648 at the Osage County University of Missouri Extension office.
Written by John Gulick – University of Missouri Extension Office