Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter – Here’s what’s happening!

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** Phone: (573)378-4401
Email: (
109 N Monroe, Versailles, MO 65084

** Mail: PO Box 256, Versailles, MO 65084
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

This is a free service to all Chamber members. If you have a special event or specials that you’d like us to highlight for you, please email us at ( and we’d love to include it in our newsletter.

** Chamber News

** Easter Egg Hunt
The annual chamber Easter Egg Hunt is fast approaching! Saturday April 4 is the big day when all the local children will gather at Good Shepherd Nursing Home front lawn and atrium for this fun annual event.

The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11:00 am and will be held RAIN OR SHINE! Make sure to bring a camera to get pictures of your kids and also a pail or basket to gather eggs into.

Your help is needed, and it’s simple for you to participate! Help is needed for set up and clean up and supervision of signs, hiding eggs and collecting them at the end. Afterward all we have to do is pull up the signs and load up in the chairpersons car.

Please wear your companies Logo Wear, Nametag or other recognizable item to show that you care about our community and highlight your business! Let me know if you want to participate in this fun event! Sign up now or I’ll be calling you to enlist your help in this simple, fun community event! Call Cherylynn Gronhoff, 573-378-9907 (tel:573-378-9907) or the chamber office at 378-4401 today!

Candy or monetary donations can be left at the Chamber Office for this event!

** Comedy Night

Join the Chamber in Comedy Night 2015
at Rolling Hills Country Club
Staring Dave Goodman

Thursday, April 16th

Cocktail hour with appetizers at 6:00 pm
Show starts at 7:00

Appetizers are included in price and will include: Wings, meatballs, nachos, veggie trays, fruit trays, cheese and crackers plus much more.

Cash Bar

Tickets are $20.00 per person

Advance Ticket Sales at Rolling Hills or the Versailles Chamber Office. If you purchase on or before the 15th of April you will get a free drink ticket.

** Mark Your Calendars!
Here’s what’s happening at the Chamber

** March 28
Hope Ray Dunklee Memorial Run

** April 4
Easter Egg Hunt
Good Shepherd Care Center

** April 16
Comedy Night
at Rolling Hills
Country Club

** May 1
Farmer’s Market Opens
in the Wright Printing
Parking Lot

** June 5
Concert in the Park

** Morgan County Relay for Life
June 13

** Apple Festival
October 3

** Trunk or Treat
October 31
Versailles City Park

** Christmas on the Square
November 28

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Chamber Member Spotlight

Sunrise Buildings

Sunrise Buildings LLC is in business for 17 years. We believe in selling a A1 product, wither it is a small back yard storage building or a Deluxe Cabin for a weekend at the Lake. We have it ALL. We use Top Grade framing materials covered with attractive colored Metal with a 40 year warranty. We have many sizes in 9 different styles. We have FREE Delivery in MO. so it does not cost anything extra for delivery. This includes leveling the building on an assortment of concrete blocks. Our sizes range from 6×8 to 16×40. If you need a building but don’t have the Cash available to purchase one, we offer Rent to Own with low monthly payments up to 5 years. Read all about Sunrise Buildings on our web site plus look at our gallery. ** (

Emme’s Attic

In 2007, retiring from the Avon Corporation after over 30 years, a still youthful Joyce Mitcchell was not content to live a leisurely life.

She opened a small gift boutique in a small house just north of Shady Gables. She named it Emme’s Attic in honor of her two grandchildren who called her Emme. Assisted by her husband, now deceased, Bud Mitchell, she opened for business hoping for a daily gross of $200.

The business grew, assisted by many of her friends, but according to Joyce it was Reba Silvey at Shady Gables who steered a lot of business her way.

Later, as business grew, she moved to a building on the courthouse square and more and more people visited.

Then, in 2009, she met Ray Speckman. They combined their two housefuls of antiques and Ray opened an antique shop on West Jasper, Emme’s Annex. Joyce lost her lease on the building on the square and combined the boutique with the antiques at the Annex.

“Ray brought a new dimension to Emme’s Attic,” Joyce smiles and says. “He had been a part of several successful businesses in the Lake of the Ozarks area including the Lake Sun Newspaper, Radio Station KLDN (now KLOZ), and Camp Bagnell Fish and Steak House. He was the consummate marketing professional and brought a new dimension to Emme’s Attic.”

Today, after five years on West Jasper where the City of Versailles has resurfaced the streets, built new sidewalks and installed street lights, Emme’s has become a destination visit in addition to the huge local business that has supported Emme’s from the beginning.

Together Joyce and Ray operate Emme’s attic with the aid of a tremendous staff. “Carla Wenger, Buzz Trompler, Sharrie Marriott and Dawn Moritz are hard working members of our family who have helped Emme’s grow more and more every year.”

“We have promotions that provide fun times for our customers every year,” says Joyce. Our business grows at a tremendous rate. In the past year alone it had increased over 50% and we estimate that over 30,000 customers have come through our door in the past year. It is a blessing to offer good products at quality prices and mix in often special sale discounts.”

One of the secrets to Emme’s success: She does not attend product shows. Instead on the many trips that she and Ray take every year, they look for the unusual, the different and economical. “We have what no other boutique for miles around has and priced right,” Joyce says.

Emme’s Attic prides itself of serving locals and being a destination stop for customers from miles away.

Community News & Events

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Morgan County Historical Society

* The Morgan County Historical Society has a need for volunteers at the Morgan County Museum 4 or 8 hours a month. Call Lucy Middleton if you’re interested. 378-5508.
* Beginner’s Genealogy Class on Thursday, April 16th starting at 5:30pm.
If interested call Pat Calton 573-694-2685 or Barb Barnard 573-378-5747

2nd Annual Hope Ray Dunklee Memorial Run/Walk
Presented by Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition

Saturday March 28, 2015

The 5K Competitive run will begin at 9:00 am on an asphalt surface with gentle rolls starting at the Versailles High School, going north on Highway 5 before turning northwest, then returning via the same route to the starting point. The 2-mile casual walk will being at 9:15am on an asphalt surface. The Half-Mile Kids Run (ages 10 and under) will begin at 10:15 am and will take place on the high school track. NO roller blades or wheeled shoes, please. Parking, changing rooms, and restrooms are available at the Versailles High School.

An overall award will be presented to the first male and female finisher in the 5K run. A medal will be given to first place in each age division in the competitive race. All participants in the 1/2 mile kids run will receive a participation medal. Award winners must be presented to receive their award.

For information call Ashley Pryor 573-789-4200 or Amanda Allen 573-789-2570

Gravois Mills VFW AUX 5178 – Family Night

VFW AUX.5178 Gravois Mills-Troutdale Rd. will hold a family game night.
Held the 1st Friday of each month starting in March at 6PM
* TEXAS HOLD- UM $5.00 BY IN 50/50 Pay out
* PITCH also $5.00 BY IN AND 50/50 Pay out
* Childrens’ movie and game room – Supervised
(Parents must be at post for children to be in game room)

This is free and open to the public. For more information CALL GWEN AT 573-789-5733

The Royal Theatre

The Royal Theatre will be presenting
a play, “The Boys Next Door”

Friday & Saturdays, April 10, 11 & 17, 18, 2015
7:00m pm nightly
Royal Theatre – Downtown Square
107 S. Monroe St.
Versailles, MO 65084
Call ** 573-378-6226 (tel:573-378-6226)
for reserved seating or Purchase at the door, will tickets last.
Adults $10 Any Student/child(3-18) $5