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Here are just a few highlights of what's been going on at the Ranch...

St. Mary's Church Sesquicentennial Pre-Banquet Celebration - August 28, 2004 - Dinner for our 17 guests from Obernburg, Germany!
Click here for all the photos of the weekend Jubliee Celebration

Lovely August Wedding for Bonnie Hubbert

July 4th, 2004 - Fantastic Graduation Party for John Theadore - complete with fireworks!

May, 2004, St. Mary's Barn Dance - B.Y.O.B. - Round & Square Dancing - Music by The Texans!

In the Fall of 2003, the Sunrise Farm Rod & Gun Club held their annual organizational dinner meeting in our dining hall, with subsequent dinners served to club members nightly during big-game hunting season.

On November 1, 2003, St. Mary's Church hosted a Barn Dance at the Ranch.
The following week we surprised the boss (Jimmy) with a 70th birthday party, where Henry Doscher entertained us all on the honkey-tonk piano!


The Tempel Family Reunion was held at the Ranch in October, 2003.


Also in October a political fund-raiser brunch was held for the campaign of Joan Kern

September 2003 found the Krug family & friends at the Ranch for a lovely wedding reception.

In July, 2003, a surprise birthday party was thrown for Mary Schmieder.

In June, 2003, Patrick Knack celebrated his Confirmation with family & friends at a buffet.

In May, 2003, St. Mary's CYO hosted a benefit dinner at Little Texas. We served a home-made spaghetti dinner to over 200 guests - had lots of fun square-dancing after dinner to the music of The Texans - and raised over $6,000 for the benefit!

On September 7, 2002, our son, Jamie, wed the lovely Onalie Mesa Oakstar at a Nuptial Mass in St. Mary's Church in Obernburg, followed by a reception for 200 at, where else!, Little Texas Ranch. We had some wonderful people working for us that day - I didn't have to lift a finger on the day of the wedding (we'll talk about all the finger lifting that went on BEFORE the wedding another time <grin>) - and people are STILL telling us it was the BEST wedding reception they'd ever attended.
Me too!

Little Texas Ranch - all dressed up  Little Texas Ranch dining room  Tricia, Jim & Rita Greier  Jamie & Mesa Greier et al  partying inside AND out!

In July of '02, our niece, Christa Pearson (nee Krofecheck) and her then-husband-to-be, George Pearson, held their rehearsal dinner at Little Texas. It was a great party, even if I do say so myself, and as the local newspaper reporters used to say, "a good time was had by all!"

Little Texas Ranch was host to a 50th Jubilee Party for Father Gus Richardson of St. Mary's Church in September, 2001. Over 140 guests attended the dinner - along with the full contingent of Sullivan County's Franciscan Friars, with Fr. Ignatius Smith, OFM, as M.C.
Here's what Father Gus' sister had to say:
"Dear Rita & Jim,
You certainly know how to throw a party! Everything about it was just wonderful - the delicious food, the decorative space looks terrific, the music - the best. Thank you so much for making it happen!... Thank you for all the time, effort and energy I know it took. You're great people!!! Love, Therese"
and now we're ready for YOUR party, reception or affair!

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