Free Wagon Rides From Festival to Museum

Saturday 12pm – 4pm


“Chat-Fest on the Trails”
Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Kramer Hall at the First Baptist Church
324 East Shawnee, Gardner, Kansas


To All Distinguished Citizens of Gardner, Edgerton,
Gardner/McCamish Townships and USD #231


You are cordially invited to the “Chat-Fest on the Trails,” to continue the fellowship that we have all enjoyed annually since the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2007. This event is open to all those who want to chat with other Distinguished Citizens about area & family history.

Dust off your Distinguished Citizen Buttons from previous years, if you have them. New ones will be available for those who would like one.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Gamma Xi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Displays, pictures, and videos provided by the Gardner Historical Museum and Museum souvenirs will be available for sale.

A display celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Gardner Masonic Lodge #65 will be featured at this year’s Chat Fest.

We hope to see you at this event, which is held in conjunction with Gardner’s “Festival on the Trails.” Visit the Museum’s “Leonard Sebring Exhibit” displaying paintings, drawings and doodles before or after the “Chat-Fest,” as it will be open 10 am to 4 pm on the day of the Festival.

Visit the Museum’s website,, for more information.

Questions? Please call Shirley Brown-VanArsdale at 913-226-7941.

See you there! Be sure to bring your relatives & friends!

“Chat-Fest on the Trails” Committee: 

  • Shirley Brown-VanArsdale
  • Phyllis Thomen
  • Marcia Gay
  • Sharon Kramer
  • Mayrene Norris
  • Joan Taylor
  • Mary Whitaker
  • Laura McCarthy

Thank you to all the sponsors who make the Festival possible.

First Baptist Church

Water District 7

Casey's General Store

Winters Chiropractic Center

Gardner Disposal Service

FedEx Ground

First Presbyterian Church

Spencers Music Room

Central National Bank

Countdown Till

Festival on the Trails 

Second Weekend in June








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