LETTER: Maplewood Barn sparked 'wonderful romance'

Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 4:58 p.m. CDT
Elizabeth and Wes Stratman in front of the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on October 10. The couple saw "The Fantasticks" on their first date at the theater in 2005.


My name is Elizabeth Stratman, and I am truly saddened by the loss of the Maplewood Barn Theatre.

My husband and I live in Rolla, and I just read about the fire on your Web site. I just wanted to share a few wonderful memories that I have.

My husband took me on our first date to the Maplewood, where we saw the "The Fantasticks." That was Sept. 2, 2005. It was a wonderful night that sparked a wonderful romance. My husband, Wes, and I were married this past Oct. 10 in Columbia. Because of our fond memories of Maplewood and Nifong Park, we decided to have our engagement photos taken at the park in the fall. I can't wait to read about many other fond memories people have shared at Maplewood. Thank you for letting me share these with you.


Elizabeth Stratman

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