Friends of Rocheport

P.O. Box  122, Rocheport, MO  65279

Friends of Rocheport Fall Mum Sale

The Friends of Rocheport's annual fall mum sale will be September 14 - 16th at the Rocheport Community Hall. 

A sure sign of fall is when pumpkin spice everything starts popping up and the Friends of Rocheport has their mum sale.  Come by and get your mums to enjoy this fall!!

Friends of Rocheport T-Shirt Contest

Sponsored by Conrad & Dixie  Yates

Rosemary Christensen, one of last year's winners, enjoying her breakfast at Yates House.

The deadline to enter the Friends of Rocheport T-shirt Contest is just around the corner.  You only have until September 30, 2018 to submit your photos!!!  Conrad & Dixie Yates are sponsoring the contest again this year so if you send in your photo wearing your Friends of Rocheport t-shirt while you are in a cool location or doing something fun, you just might win breakfast for four (4) at Yates House (a $60 value).  Send your photos to or mail it to Friends of Rocheport, P.O .Box 122, Rocheport, MO  65279.

If you need a Friends of Rocheport t-shirt, they are available at the Friends of Rocheport Historic Museum on Moniteau Street in Rocheport.  The museum is open on Saturday and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

As you can see from the look on Rosemary's face in the photo above, breakfast at Yates House is something to smile about!  So, send your pictures in ASAP and you might be the lucky winner who is smiling next year!!

August General Meeting

Featuring Presentation by

Mike Offineer, "The Train Guy"

The Friends of Rocheport General Meeting will be Sunday, August 19th, at the Rocheport Community Hall.  There will be a carry-in dinner at 5:00 p.m.  Please bring a dish to share with everyone. 

After the dinner, Mike Offineer, 'The Train Guy" will speak on  various aspects of railroading.  Mike is a retired locomotive engineer who spent 41 years working for the railroad.  His presentation will include things like the history of the caboose, lantern and hand signals, and safety at highway crossings.  There will also be railroad artifacts and photos on display.

The general meeting will follow the conclusion of Mike's presentation.  We hope to see you there.

The Friends of Rocheport has a Walking Tour Brochure so you can take a self-guided tour around Rocheport.  Patrick Cronan prepared the walking tour and it tells many of the historic stories of Rocheport.  Click here to start our walking tour.

2017 Friends of Rocheport T-Shirt Contest Winners

This year there was a tie for the winner of the Friends of Rocheport T-shirt Contest sponsored by Conrad & Dixie Yates.  Rosemary Christensen was one of the winners with her photo taken at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Isarel.  The other winning photo was submitted by Mike & Caitlin Campbell who took their photo at Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

Congratulations to the winners!!  I am sure they are going to love breakfast for four at Yates House!!

The Friends of Rocheport 50th Anniversary Celebration & Fun Fest was held on August 20, 2017.  Bill Clark emceed the event.  Monett Lite spoke about her involvement in the Friends of Rocheport, including her contributions to the Rocheport Memories book.  James Mauser also was on hand to talk about his involvement as an illustrator for the Rocheport Memories book.  Relatives of the Founders and Charter Members of the Friends of Rocheport were recognized and The Meanwells were on hand to entertain the crowd with their folk/bluegrass music.

More photos of the event can be found here.


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