Friday, December 21, 2012
Pik-A-Bone BBQ calls it a day after wind and cold snowy weather had its way with its tent.
The Pick-A-Bone BBQ tent on the parking lot of the Gas 'n' Stuff gas station and convenience store, 2599 Highway 141, Fenton, home of the famous pink elephant, was in disarray Thursday morning as the strong wind that blew in winter left it a shambles. Word on the inside at Gas and Stuff was that the BBQ smokers likely would be fired up again Friday morning to serve all of those who stop in for their regular taste of the BBQ pork or chicken the Pick-a-Bone guys are known for.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The familiar pink elephant at the Gas 'n' Stuff store on Highway 141 and Schneider Drive, in Fenton, will soon have a new pink coat.
If you ever need to spackle a pink elephant, Rusty Smith is your guy. Smith, who does painting and other work for Suzie Paints, a Fenton company, was busy Friday afternoon doing prep work on the giant pink landmark at the Gas 'n' Stuff service station and convenience store at 2599 Missouri Highway 141, in Fenton, at Schneider Drive, near Highway 21. It's been four years since the elephant got a fresh coat of pink and the weather has taken a toll, Smith said. The freeze-thaw cycle has caused some paint to buckle and chip and hailstones have caused numerous dings and pockmarks on the pink elephant's head and back. Smith used a loose spackling compound to fill in the imperfections before a new coat of pain is applied. It's not every day you …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
We may not have the Arch, but there’s still a few landmarks of note in the Fenton-High Ridge area.
St. Louis has the Gateway Arch and Collinsville has the World’s Largest Ketchup Bottle. So what does Fenton and High Ridge have in the line of memorable landmarks? Pink Elephant. It may not put Jefferson County Fenton on the map, but the giant pink elephant at Gas 'n Stuff has helped many a local resident give directions. ("Take 141 past the pink elephant …") A Really Big Compass. We’re not sure what the story is behind this local landmark at George Winter Park, but something tells us that a really big GPS wouldn’t look as cool. Taj Mahal It’s Not. This mini castle at Swing Around Fun Town looks like something Arab Princess Barbie might have dreamed up if she had been dating Aladdin. And it’s just her size. Fenton Falls. The builders of …