Polk County Souvenir Decks of Cards
LIMITED EDITIONS FOR SALE!
Now available at a discounted price-don't miss out!
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Cards will be shipped in a 5 x 7 inch bubble mailer.
Souvenir Deck of Cards #1
$8.00 + $3.50 s/h
Souvenir Deck of Cards #2
$5.00 + $3.50 s/h
Souvenir Deck of Cards #3
Dealing out history
By Charlotte Marsch, BHFP
editor, originally appeared on page 1A of the Bolivar Herald-Free
Press, Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The third and final historical card deck
produced by the Polk County Genealogical Society, Edition 3.0, is
at the PCGS Library on the southeast corner of the Bolivar square.
Each of the 52 cards in the deck features a different picture from Polk County’s history. Each card is sponsored
by a business or individual. Pictures include Polk County businesses and residents.
“It’s something you can play with your children,” said Susan Sparks, Polk County Genealogical Society president.
“It’s a medium to explore history with the younger generation.”
This deck of playing cards costs $10. A set of all three decks — the first one with historical Polk County pictures,
the second featuring military personnel and the most recent release — is available for $25.
That is a $7 discount off buying them separately.
“The goal is to get people interested in history, getting children talking about history and asking questions,” Sparks said.
Money raised from the sale of the card decks supports the PCGS mission of preserving family histories in Polk County.
The PCGS Library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 777-2820.
The PCGS Web site is at www.pcgsmo.com.
featuring military personnel now available at PCGS Library
By Charlotte Marsch, BHFP editor, originally appeared on page 1A of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The wait is over for the second set of
collectible playing cards produced by the Polk County
"Saluting Our Heroes" features military personnel with current or historical connections to Polk County. A different veteran,
sponsored by businesses or individuals, is pictured on each card.
The decks cost $10 each. Proceeds will be used by PCGS to support the preservation of family history, with a portion
of the proceeds being donated to the John Playter Rotary Park under development by the Bolivar Rotary Club.
"The society's decision to donate a portion of the proceeds to the John Playter Rotary Park was based on enlarging
the educational impact of the military deck of cards," said Susan Sparks, PCGS president. "The money that has been
designated from the sales of the collectible playing cards will be earmarked for an educational board in the Freedom Plaza,
honoring Polk County's involvement in the Civil War."
Freedom Plaza will include educational boards dedicated to Playter's life and his involvement in World War II,
but other boards will be dedicated to providing information about other wars.
"We envision additional learning boards that would chronologically in time show people Polk Countians' contributions
of service on the way to freedom," said Tim Erickson, Rotary past-president and coordinator of the park project. "We're very
committed to the educational aspect of this. We want to have a place where children can go and think about what people have
done through the past and will need to continue to do to maintain our freedoms."
A third deck of cards featuring Polk County places and people is planned for next year.
The PCGS Library is on the southeast side of the Bolivar square and will have extended hours this week
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) through Saturday. Normal hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 777-2820 or visit www.pcgsmo.com.
Back of military deck box--------some of the cards in the deck
First Souvenir Deck of Cards!
Parts of this story originally appeared on page 3A of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press, Wednesday, July 11, 2007
They're here! Polk County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce their newest item for sale,
a deck of collectible playing cards featuring historical places and people of Polk County.
The 55 cards, sponsored by businesses and individuals, feature photos with
educational facts and highlights of Polk County history. The cards will generate
memories of by-gone days, families and acquaintances.
The cards come in a tin with a
picture of the PCGS Library on the top.
The collectors' edition "Souvenir Deck of Polk County, Missouri" is available
for $12 each at the Polk County Genealogical Library on the southeast corner
of the Bolivar square.
A limited supply of cards is
available. Funds raised through the project will be used
by PCGS to support the preservation of family history.
President Susan Sparks came up with the idea after her husband came home with a unique souvenir.
"My husband came back from the Ohio State Fair with a souvenir deck with historic images of the Ohio
State Fair." She thought that Polk County ought to have something like that, too. The society started
the project in January of 2007 and the cards arrived in Bolivar last week.
PCGS is now seeking sponsorships for the second edition of the playing cards that will be
a military deck with cards featuring veterans who have served our country. These veterans do not
have to be Polk Countians but must have Polk County ties. For instance, someone living in Polk County
whose ancestor fought in the Civil War in Ohio could sponsor a card for that veteran. It does not have to be
Civil War veterans, either--any veteran of any war will be accepted, as long as there are Polk County ties to the veteran.
The library's hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Remember, being limited edition, they are collectible. When this edition has expired, no more will be available.
GET YOURS TODAY!
Photo by Justin Ballard, BHFP staff writer. Reprinted with permission.
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