A great big high five to the Drayton Kinsmen for last weeks annual Drayton Farm Show. Well attended by the public and supported by its many exhibitors. The final numbers aren't in yet but it looks like another great year. We couldn't and wouldn't do a project like this without the support of the Township of Mapleton. It shows true leadership when the council and area service clubs can work together hand in hand.

Our members have been working throughout the fall and winter on refurbishing their club room and despite a frozen pipe and water damage set back we are ready to host a open house on April 18th. Please drop by and support the Kinettes Roast Beef Dinner. It's only $10 per person, 12 and under $5 and free for all the wee ones. To book your tickets call 519-323-1734 and leave a message or email Wanda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Mapleton Market will be starting up at the Ag arena May 30th and most Saturdays throughout the summer from 8 am to noon. To book a table its only $20 per week and we hope to showcase as many local farm fresh and other vendors as possible. To book a market spot contact Gillian or Sara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Kinsmen have embarked on a new venture this year The Kinsmen Smoke n Sounds Festival will be July 10th and 11th at the Drayton fairgrounds.

This promises to be a weekend of great tunes, great events and great cookin' featuring three barbeque classes.

First is a KANSAS CITY BBQ SOCIETY sanctioned professional class doing a 4 meat cook off with a total prize pkg of $4000, Entry fee is $250 and we already have many from the circuit attending.

Second class is the local amateur class 2 meat cookoff with the public judging, Entry fee is $75 and the meat is provided.

Third is the Fire department class in a public judged 2 meat cookoff. Entry fee is $100 and the meat is provided.

While all this barbequing is going on several other events will be keeping you entertained .

Moorefield Optimists will be doing a wing n fries night Friday night and Saturday we will have the Rotary clubs food booth on the grounds. The Jr Farmers will be hosting the Farmers Olympics on Saturday afternoon and the Kinettes will be entertaining the children at Kinsmen Park after the Mapleton Market closes for the day.

A mouthwatering Pulled Pork Dinner cooked low and slow with all the fixins will be available from 5 till 8 hosted by the Drayton Kin family, only $15 per person.

The stage Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night will be featuring many local favorites. The Moore Brothers, Garth Franklins Bluegrass band, Cowboy Up, Loose Change and Features for the Saturday night dance will be Ty Baynton and the City Boys. (age of majority event)

Camping is available for the weekend contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Which will lead us into the Drayton Fair August 7th to 9th hosted by the Drayton Mapleton Agricultural Society and again we will be hosting the entertainment tent and sponsoring a class at the tractor pull.

In closing a very busy summer for Drayton and the Drayton Kinsmen and Kinettes. Please come out and support our many events and learn about the many projects that were working on for Mapleton.

The Drayton Kinsmen and Kinettes are making Mapleton a better place to live and raise a family.

Life Member Glenn

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Many thanks to all our visitors and exhibitors who supported another successful Farm Show in 2015.
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