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Pancake Day Silver Tray Donated By Bartel Family

KSCB News - February 1, 2016 7:56 am

Pancake Day General Chairman Ronna Stump displays the engraved silver tray that will be presented to the winner of the Liberal leg of the International Pancake Day Race Feb. 9. Olney’s winner receives an identical engraved tray as a gift from Liberal each year. The engraved trays are donated each year by the Bartel family, who have been providing them for more than two decades. The Bartels now live in Corpus Christie, Texas, where Audie and Karla own Susann’s Diamond Jewelers. The family business also employs sons Colton and Quinton and Colton’s wife, Morgan. The Bartels owned Collins Diamond Jewelers in Liberal for many years and continued the tray tradition when they bought that business. Collins Diamond Jewelers had been providing the engraved race prizes since the 1960s. If you would like to see what the Bartels are up to these days, check out the store’s website:


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