Weber Park

The 110th opening of Webster Park was held last month in Helena, Missouri, as a fundraiser for the community. Kat King from St. Joseph registered a 1963 convertible that won best in show and first in class.

The 110th opening of Webster Park was held last month in Helena, Missouri, as a fundraiser for the community. Kat King from St. Joseph registered a 1963 convertible that won best in show and first in class.

The 110th opening of Webster Park was held last month in Helena, Missouri, as a fundraiser for the community. Martha Clark, chairman of the park board, said the land for the park was gifted to the community by Henry C. Webster who was one of the founders of the town. “The requirement for the gift of the land was there would be one public event held in the park each year to make money to pay for the maintenance of the park,” Clark said. “Each June we hold a park opening as the public event.” The 200 square-foot park in Andrew County, located around 12 miles north of St. Joseph, has a swing set and play set. There is also a covered picnic area, an outdoor stage with seating and a community building. “The community building has a kitchen with seating and can be rented for a wedding, a party or other event,” Clark

The 110th opening of Webster Park was held last month in Helena, Missouri, as a fundraiser for the community.

Martha Clark, chairman of the park board, said the land for the park was gifted to the community by Henry C. Webster who was one of the founders of the town.

“The requirement for the gift of the land was there would be one public event held in the park each year to make money to pay for the maintenance of the park,” Clark said. “Each June we hold a park opening as the public event.”

The 200 square-foot park in Andrew County, located around 12 miles north of St. Joseph, has a swing set and play set. There is also a covered picnic area, an outdoor stage with seating and a community building.

“The community building has a kitchen with seating and can be rented for a wedding, a party or other event,” Clark said.

HMO Charity Group, Inc. oversees collecting funds for the Helena Community Building and it rents the facility for $175 per day.

She said the nonprofit park board plans the annual park opening event with support from the Helena Lions Club.

The event was held on June 22 with a car, truck. pick-up and tractor show.

Kat King from St. Joseph registered a red 1963 Corvair Monza Convertible in the show. She won best of show which was voted people’s choice and she won first in class.

There was also a baby show were little Mr. Helena and little Miss. Helena were named. The winners were Ruger White and Jessalynn Wyckoff.

Clark said they sold game tickets for 25 cents that could be used for activities such as dart throwing, bingo, sand digging and a bean bag toss.

In addition, the meal was prepared by the Helena Lions Club and there were vendors selling products.

To rent the community building, contact Ron or Julie Gillett by phone at 816-387-6937.

Margaret Slayton can be reached at news@greenacressells.com.