Loafer’s Week has moved to summer

AUXVASSE, Mo. -- Loafers can't loaf in cold weather.

Maybe not as well as in the dog days of summer, anyhow.

So, organizers have moved the 63rd Annual Auxvasse Loafer's Week from February to September.

The event will be held Sept. 11 - 16 at the Auxvasse Community Center, 298-200 S. Main St.

The week-long event, sponsored by the Auxvasse Lions Club, serves as a fundraiser for the community center.

Donal Knipp, a member of the local club, said Lions KidSight will conduct eyesight screenings and will collect used glasses throughout the week, a new part of the event.

Meals will be offered daily for $10, but will be $12 on Sept. 12 and 14. Meal sponsors include Callaway Bank, United Security Bank and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Each day, the Lions Club will provide free coffee, iced tea and peanuts.

There will be 50/50 and quilt raffles, with both winners being drawn on Sept. 16. There will also be daily door prizes and two $50 cash gifts from United Security Bank.

Knipp said Loafer's Week is "a time to get together" with the community, and people who move away from the area coming back every year.

Knipp also said, while Loafer's Week is typically in February, this year it was moved to September "to get away from bad weather."