300 stories book project is part of village’s celebration

Prairie du Rocher is getting ready to celebrate its 300th birthday in 2022. As part of the village’s celebration, efforts are being made to create a book of stories.

The goal is to have 300 stories for the book, and the book project committee is asking for the public’s help in finding stories.

Heading up the book project are co-chairs Gerry Franklin and Dawn Walker. Franklin this week talked about the project in more detail with theNorth County News.

“We’re kind of interested in everything,” he noted about the type of stories they are looking for. Ranging from people, places, events and more from the village’s past and present, they want a wide variety of “unique” stories to feature in the book. And the stories don’t have to be long, as the book will be more of a “bathroom style reader” filled with lots of short, bite-sized stories.

People of all ages are encouraged to submit stories about the village, and stories can be submitted from those who currently live in the town, have previously lived there or have just visited. The book committee wants to hear about memorable moments in Prairie du Rocher from all who would like to share.

“We want obvious as well as lesser known stories,” Franklin added, noting that even ghost stories and “tall tales” from town will be accepted.

For more on this book project, please see this week’s print edition.