History comes alive at Cross House


By Alberta Stojkovic - For the Sentinel



Touring the Cross House are from left: Regina and Walter Berg, Monty Zeger talking with Phylis Miller.

Touring the Cross House are from left: Regina and Walter Berg, Monty Zeger talking with Phylis Miller.


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Visitors at the ice cream social enjoyed tunes from Janet Rhodebeck on the banjo, Dan Rhodebeck on the guitar and Jim Rhodebeck playing the fiddle.


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Brad and Dina Snow get their ice cream from Ellen McMurray at the Cross House ice cream social.


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From left enjoying ice cream and visiting are George Collins and a guest, Janet Walker, Karen McClelland, Vince Brown and Stan Sipe standing, Marilyn Sipe, Phylis Miller and Sandy Decker.


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MOUNT GILEAD- Rains held off for the ice cream social at the Cross House in Mount Gilead Sunday, August 7. Tents in the side yard insured guests would stay dry as they enjoyed their ice cream sundaes and visited with friends.

An added treat was background music with the Rhodebecks. Selections included bluegrass and folk music favorites with Janet on the banjo, Dan playing the guitar and Jim on the fiddle.

Displays in the Cross House were items from dairy farms as well as several former dairy businesses in the county. Visitors enjoyed trying to figure out how butter churns and milk separators worked. They were surprised to see a photo of Ron Harper from the 1950’s when he owned Harper Dairy.

Display items were provided by Eddie Lou Meimer, Pleiades Farms; Bonnie Temple, Cedarbrook Farms; Jagger Family, Jersey Knoll Farms; Ron Harper, Harper Dairy; Phylis Miller and Weiler family.

Ice cream for the event was provided by the Morrow County Dairy Association and the party was planned by the Morrow County Historical Society.

Touring the Cross House are from left: Regina and Walter Berg, Monty Zeger talking with Phylis Miller.
https://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2022/09/web1_PXL_20220821_185313239_3.jpgTouring the Cross House are from left: Regina and Walter Berg, Monty Zeger talking with Phylis Miller. Alberta Stojkovic Aim Media Midwest

Visitors at the ice cream social enjoyed tunes from Janet Rhodebeck on the banjo, Dan Rhodebeck on the guitar and Jim Rhodebeck playing the fiddle.
https://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2022/09/web1_PXL_20220821_182003388_3.jpgVisitors at the ice cream social enjoyed tunes from Janet Rhodebeck on the banjo, Dan Rhodebeck on the guitar and Jim Rhodebeck playing the fiddle. Alberta Stojkovic Aim Media Midwest

Brad and Dina Snow get their ice cream from Ellen McMurray at the Cross House ice cream social.
https://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2022/09/web1_PXL_20220821_181946468_2.jpgBrad and Dina Snow get their ice cream from Ellen McMurray at the Cross House ice cream social. Alberta Stojkovic Aim Media Midwest

From left enjoying ice cream and visiting are George Collins and a guest, Janet Walker, Karen McClelland, Vince Brown and Stan Sipe standing, Marilyn Sipe, Phylis Miller and Sandy Decker.
https://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2022/09/web1_PXL_20220821_182033402_2-1-.jpgFrom left enjoying ice cream and visiting are George Collins and a guest, Janet Walker, Karen McClelland, Vince Brown and Stan Sipe standing, Marilyn Sipe, Phylis Miller and Sandy Decker. Alberta Stojkovic Aim Media Midwest

By Alberta Stojkovic

For the Sentinel