All posts by Rex Easterly

Springfield Botanical Garden Center OGRS CHRISTMAS Display

The Ozark Garden Railway Society has set up an interactive CHRISTMAS Display at the Springfield Botanical Garden Center, located in the Nathanael Greene Park in Springfield, MO.    It features Christmas Theme   decorations.  Thomas is always a popular  feature.  The Display will remain until after the first of the New Year.  It is FREE to the public, however, donations to keep the trains running are appreciated.  Stop by and check it out!!   MERRY CHRISTMAS

2015 OGRS Christmas Party

2015Bot5OGRS December Meeting is annual CHRISTMAS PARTY, which will be at Methodist Church in Bois D”Arc,  MO.    Reminder, the gift exchange at the Christmas dinner will be a White Elephant Ornament. The ornament needs to be railroad or garden railroad related. Need to have one per person. The ornament should be something that you make. Remember, this is white elephant. So, those who don’t feel like they are creative, it doesn’t matter. Just put a string and maybe some ribbon on some junk train parts and you have an ornament. Put the ornament in a gift bag so that it can’t be seen. Everyone will randomly pick one. President Bill Hickory said that there would be reindeer games at the party, whatever that is, so show around 11:00 am. It sounds like fun so be there.


Updated! 2015 OGRS Fall Layout Tours

Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, September 25th & 26th, for OGRS Fall layout Tours.  Springfield home layouts featured are  The Frisco & White River Railroad owned by Bill Hickory, The T & J Railroad owned by Tom & Jean DeGeere, and the Frisco Back Yard Railroad owned by Rex & Melanie Easterly.   Tours are OPEN to the public and are held in conjunction with the OMRA Fall Train Show, at Remington’s in Springfield.  Frisco Back Yard