There was a surprise drop in by a popular celebrity on Thanksgiving’s eve. While serving lunch at the Prairie House Cafe in Leon, Geri Ebersohl recognized a face many have seen on TV before. American actor and filmmaker Kevin Costner was found enjoying a hometown meal while he was in the area hunting. While it’s unconfirmed where he was staying and hunting, it’s rumored he was staying at Flint Oak, a hunting lodge and club in Fall River, just outside of Butler County. He was spotted wearing the Flint Oak hunter orange hat.
Costner is known for his many acting roles taken in the 80’s and early 2000’s such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, (1991), The Untouchables, (1987), No Way Out, (1987), and Field of Dreams, (2018). Most recently, Costner has played a main lead role in the hit Paramount series, Yellowstone, since 2018. He plays John Dutton, one of the main characters, as he operates the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. The show aired its season finale in January of this year with an announcement of Season 5 Part 2 premiere date in Nov. 2024, according to a popular streaming platform, Hulu.
While the team at the Prairie House Café served Costner and friends, they couldn’t help but become giddy by meeting such a well-known celebrity, in Leon, nowhere else. The crew noted he was very kind while he was in town and they were delighted to serve up some hometown café food to a big time actor.