Free Wagon Rides From Festival to Museum

Saturday 12pm – 4pm


“Chat-Fest on the Trails”

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 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 100th anniversary of the American Legion’s Centennial will be presented by Gardner’s American Legion Post #19 at this year’s Chat Fest.

We are excited to see you at this event, which is held in conjunction with Gardner’s “Festival on the Trails.”  Visit the Museum’s “Life on the Trails” event and exhibit, featuring the beautiful “Timeline” mural, painted by Jamie Lavin, on display in the parlor, 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 web site,, 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

Joan TaylorMary WhitakerLaura McCarthy


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

First Baptist Church

Water District 7

First Presbyterian Church

Winters Chiropractic Center

Gardner Disposal Service

Travis Hilton Lawn & Landscape

Good Spirits Distilling

Spencers Music Room

Tumbleweed Bar & Grill

American Family Insurance - Tim Miller Agency

Countdown Till

Festival on the Trails 

Second Weekend in June








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