Please go to our "Photos" page to see pictures of Memorial Day Weekend 2013.
2013 Memorial Day Raffle Prizes
Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10
Grand Attendance Prize to be awarded Monday at 3 PM.
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Thebes Historical Courthouse
The Thebes Historical Society will host its annual Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at the 1848 Thebes Courthouse. From Saturday through Monday, May 25th through 27th, activities will take place and the courthouse will be open to the public. Tours and activities will be from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. The Historical Society will have hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, chips, drinks and bake sale items available
for purchase on site each day.
Vendors are invited to bring their own tables and set up for $5 per day. Vendors must be pre-approved & forms may be obtained at www.thebescourthouse.com or by calling 618-764-2303. All vendor applications must be received before May 24th.
Country music band Uncle Pind and Kin will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Additional live music, piano playing and singing will take place inside the courthouse as well. There will be an attendance prize each day and you must have signed the guest book in order
to be eligible to win. A grand attendance prize will be given on Monday to someone who signed the guest book and attended any of the three days. Thebes Historical Society member Ray McAfee has donated a hand-crafted four foot porch swing to be awarded to some lucky attendee.
Winners must make arrangements to pick up prizes.
A community worship service will be held on the courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Jimmie Monahan will preach the sermon. Julia (Duff) Thrower will sing from 11:15 to 11:30. There will be gospel music by the New Harmony Singers from 11:30 to 12:45 and Bluegrass music by Old Santa Fe from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The bicycle club Cape Velo Girardeau will be riding to and from the Courthouse on Sunday.
On Monday several talented local pianists and musicians are scheduled to perform inside the courthouse for visitors. There will also be a quilt raffle with a beautiful quilt made by Faye
Prater of Thebes. In addition to the quilt, someone will win a beautiful crocheted afghan made and donated by Sonjia (Orick) Baugher of Arizona. Please check our website or Facebook
page for further information about activities. We h0pe to see you there!
Keep checking our website and our Facebook page as we update you on the details! Hope to see you Memorial Day Weekend!