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7/5/2013

JULY EVENTS IN ELLSWORTH….

Filed under: prairie musings, EKCC — Peg Britton @ 12:25 pm

July 4 - USA’s Birthday

July 8 - 25 - USD 327 Summer School - Class will run from 8 am to 10:50 am. Please watch for children walking to and from school.

July 8 - 12 - Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School - Classes run from 6 pm to 8 pm. each evening. Our theme is “Go Tell it on the Mountain”. There will be a Potluck Supper on Friday, July 12 at 6 pm. with a short VBS program starting about 6:45 pm. Come Join the Fun!!!

July 12 - July Chamber Luncheon - Lunch will be provided by Pizza Hut at a cost of $6.50 per person. Speaker will be Carol Kratzer, Executive Director of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce. She will be sharing some of the things going on at the chamber in regards to supporting our businesses. Please RSVP by July 11 at 3 pm by calling 47204071 or email.

July 12 - Fort Harker Days Begins - The annual Fort Harker Days celebration starts with the Forsyth Scouts Reunion from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm at the Junior Officer’s Quarters. Other activities include a hamburger feed from 5-7 pm at the commanding officers quarters sponsored by the Ellsworth County Historical Society with dessert provided by Independent Salt, a Sand Volleyball Tournament at 5 pm at Kanopolis City Park.

July 13 - Fort Harker Days Continues - The annual Fort Harker Days celebration continues with registration for the Forth Harker Walk/Run from 6:30-7:30 am at A and Kansas Streets, the run at 7:30 am, sand volleyball at 8 am, the “Let it Snow” Parade at 10 am, turtle races at 11:30 am in Kanopolis City Park, the presentation of the Kanopolis Volunteer of the Year award at 8 pm in the park.

July 14 - Ellsworth County Medical Center Open House - Come enjoy the beautiful remodeled patient rooms and view the new Friends & Family Room from 12:30 - 2 pm, refreshments served and tours provided.

July 16 - 19 - 4-H and County Fair - Come enjoy beautiful crafts, great food, and support our children in 4-H. Fair grounds open from 9 am to 8 pm depending on weather. Grounds will be closed if too hot or stormy. For more information call Jamie at 472-4442.

July 22 - July Chamber Meeting - The chamber will be meeting at 6 pm at the office at 114 1/2 N Douglas. All are welcome.

July 23 - Discover the Possibilities - Mosaic will be sponsoring a free luncheon from 12 to 1 pm. Come discover what wonderful things they are doing and how you can be a part of this exciting work.

July 25 - 27 - Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival - Three days of fun! For more information click here

12/10/2012

65TH ANNUAL CHAMBER MEETING JAN. 17…

Filed under: prairie musings, EKCC — Peg Britton @ 2:38 pm

You are invited to the 65th Annual Chamber Meeting.

When:     Thursday, January 17, 2013

Where:    Ellsworth American Legion Hall

Speaker: Esther L. George, President and chief executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Time:      6:00 pm - Reception (cash bar)
6:30 pm - Meal
7:00 pm - Speaker

Tickets: $20 - members;  $25 - non-members

RSVP: By January 10, 2012

11/1/2012

ELLSWORTH - KANOPOLIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES FOR NOVEMBER…

Filed under: prairie musings, EKCC — Peg Britton @ 1:29 pm

Upcoming Events - November
November 2 - Advance Voting -  The Ellsworth County Clerk’s office will be open from 8 am to 7 pm for those wishing to cast their ballots for the November 6 General Election. Voters must present photo ID when voting.

November 3 - Jingle Bell Shop & Sell -The Hospital Auxiliary presents their “Jingle Bell Shop & Sell Event”. Come shop for one of a kind gifts while helping the Hospital Auxiliary raise funds to purchase equipment for the hospital. Doors open at 9 am at the Ellsworth County Medical Center Administration Building.

November 3 - Young Eagle Flight - Ellsworth’s Smoky Hill FAA Chapter conducts its annual Young Eagle Flight Rally from 9 am to 1 pm at the Ellsworth Municipal Airport. Young people, ages 8 to 17 are invited to experience demonstration flights with licensed pilots in FA approved aircraft. Participants must have signed permission forms from their parents or guardians. For more information call Larry Farmer 785-825-1256.

Saturday, November 3 - Annual Turkey Bingo - Kanopolis Sunflower Civic Club Fall / Turkey Bingo at the Community Center (former Legion) in Kanopolis. Concession opens at 6:00 and Bingo at 7:00. If you can’t make it to Bingo but would like raffle tickets, please contact Linnea Beebe at 785-472-5888  $1 each suggested. All civic club members also have tickets.

November 6 - VOTE - 7 am to 7 pm It is your right, privilege and responsibility.

November 6 - United Methodist Women’s Annual Soup Supper and Bazaar - The bazaar starts at 2 pm and the Soup Supper starts at 4:30 pm. They will be serving Chicken Noodle, Vegetable Beef and Chili with homemade pies and angel food cake for dessert. Free will donation appreciated.

November 6 - Kanopolis Library Bake Sale - The Kanopolis Library will have baked goods for sale from 7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6:30. So after you vote in Kanopolis come enjoy a sweet treat. Proceed benefit the Kanopolis Library.

November 6 - Health Care Info -  Seitz Drug and F and M Drug co-sponsor Medicare Informational meeting at 6 pm at the Ellsworth County Medical Center’s Administration building. This information will include discussion of the impact of health care reform on Medicare.

November 9 - Chamber Luncheon - The Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon  will be at noon at the Ellsworth Golf Course Meeting Room. Lunch will be catered by Ellsworth Steakhouse.

November 10 - Hunter’s Breakfast - Come to the Ellsworth Senior Center for Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy with Coffee or Juice starting at 5:30 AM. Fill up before heading out. Free will offering.

November 10 - EHS Godspell - Dinner and a Show- Dinner and a Musical is offered at 5:30 pm in the Commons, tickets cost $20 for adult, $18 for students. Dinner menu is Chicken Cordon Bleu, rice pilaf, green beans, salad and a roll with cheesecake for dessert.

November 10 - EHS Godspell - This musical performance will begin at 7:00 PM in the Preforming Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis members or EHS office at 472-4471.

November 11 - EHS Godspell Matinee - This musical performance   will begin at 2:00 PM in the Preforming Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis members or EHS office at 472-4471.

November 19 - Chamber Meeting - The Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6 pm at the Chamber office at 114 1/2 N Douglas. All members are welcome.

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Enjoy time with your family and know that we are thankful for you our members.

November 26 - An Old Fashioned Christmas -  The Chamber’s Ambassadors will be kicking off the Christmas Shopping Season with a full day of activities on Monday, November 26, 2012.
•    11:00 am to 6:00 pm - Holiday Vendor Show at Mosaic at 124 W. 3rd Street
•    4:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Strolling Carolers - downtown and at Soup Supper
•    4:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Soup Supper at the United Methodist Church at 322 N. Douglas. Soup and pie will be served. Free- will donation.
•    6:00 pm - Christmas Light Parade - Santa will lead a parade of lit floats down N. Douglas
•    6:30 pm - Santa will visit with children at the Post Rock Water District, 103 N Douglas.
There will also be free carriage rides and hot chocolate for sale. Come browse our local stores for Christmas gifts. Save gas and support you town.
November 29 - Mosaic “Discover the Possibilities” - Mosaic will be sponsoring a breakfast and lunch informational meeting to introduce you to the great work being done at Mosaic and how you can become a part of the wonderful organization in Ellsworth. Breakfast is from 7:30 am - 8:30 am and lunch is from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Reservations can be made by calling Lindsey Kepka at 472-4081.

Carol Kratzer
Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce

10/20/2012

ELLSWORTH IS A MEMBER OF THE UNION PACIFIC TRAIN TOWN USA REGISTRY

Filed under: prairie musings, Ellsworth, EKCC — Peg Britton @ 12:51 pm

Ellsworth, Kansas has been awarded membership in to the Union Pacific’s Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration. Chamber officials received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, making Ellsworth an official part of Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network, according to Carol Kratzer, Executive Director Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce.

9/29/2012

ELLSWORTH-KANOPOLIS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES FOR OCTOBER…

Filed under: prairie musings, Ellsworth, EKCC — Peg Britton @ 9:14 am

October 1 - Ellsworth Community Blood Drive - 2 pm to 7 pm at the Presbyterian Church at 405 North Lincoln, Ellsworth. Walk ins welcome.

October 1 - Ellsworth County Health Department Flu Shot Clinic - at 1609 Aylward Ave in Ellsworth from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

October 1 - VFW Bingo - 7 pm at the American Legion at Dees St and Hwy 140 in Ellsworth.

October 5 - Immanuel Lutheran Soup Supper - at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 905 Stanberry in Ellsworth. Chicken noodle, Chili and Vegetable Beef soups with pie and homemade ice cream. Serving starts at 5 pm till 7 pm or gone. Free will donations accepted.

October 5 - Ellsworth Senior Center Pitch Tournament - Come play 10 point pitch with a great group of people. Cost  $1 and bring a snack to share. 7 pm at 115 East N Main, Ellsworth.

October 6 - Ellsworth County Medical Center Health Fair - Ellsworth Senior Citizen’s Center at 115 N Main at 7 am to 10 pm. Free Blood Pressure Checks, For more Information call 472-3111 or register online at www.ewmed.com.

October 8 - VFW Bingo - 7 pm at the American Legion at Dees St and Hwy 140 in Ellsworth.

October 12 - Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Noon Luncheon - Lunch will be a BBQ served at Maico at 936 Hwy 14 at Noon. Following lunch there will be a tour of the Maico facilities. Call 785-472-4071 or email to make reservations by 3 pm Thursday, October 11.

October 15 - VFW Bingo - 7 pm at the American Legion at Dees St and Hwy 140 in Ellsworth.

October 16 - Mosaic “Discover the Possibilities” - Come to one of two workshops put on at 7:30 am  - 8:30 am and 12:00 pm - 1 pm. Discover all that goes on at Mosaic and how you can be a part of this exciting work. Call Lindsey Kepka at 472-4081 by Friday, October 12 for reservations.

October 19 - Ellsworth Senior Center Pitch Tournament - Come play 10 point pitch with a great group of people. Cost  $1 and bring a snack to share. 7pm at 115 East N Main, Ellsworth.

October 20 - Ellsworth County Historical Society Soup Supper - at the Officers quarters at Fort Harker in Kanopolis from 5 pm to 7 pm. Minimum donation of $6 per person suggested. Chili, Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Beef soup with French Bread, pies and ice cream for dessert.

October 22 - Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting - the chamber meets at 6 pm at the office at 114½ North Douglas in Ellsworth. All are welcome to attend.

October 22 - VFW Bingo - 7 pm at the American Legion at Dees St and Hwy 140 in Ellsworth.

October 27 - Mosaic Job Fair - 9 am to Noon at Mosaic Vocational Workshop Building at 124 W 3rd Street.

October 29 - VFW Bingo - 7 pm at the American Legion at Dees St and Hwy 140 in Ellsworth.

October 29 and 30 - Project Management Workshop  - sponsored by Ellsworth County Medical Center from Noon to 5:30 pm both days.

October 31 - Kiwanis Halloween Costume Party - 4:30 to 6 pm at Ellsworth Elementary School. Chili feed with costume parade and contest. Watch for more information.


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