Bingo, Costume Parade, and Veterans Day

Can you believe that it’s almost November already? Fall means that the American Legion will be shuttering Bingo for the season. Tonight, Thursday, is their last game before next spring, so let’s all turn out and give them a great last night. They are going to be serving yummy tacos and taco burgers and will have some special games and prizes! Doors open at 6 pm.

Friday will be bringing out all the kids in their cute costumes, so everyone please slow down on those streets and keep an eye out for excited little ones darting across the street! The Costume Parade participants will start gathering in the parking lot next to Herington Lanes at 5 pm and the parade will start promptly at 5:30 pm. For everyone coming to set up a Trunk or Treat spot, please be backed in and ready to go before 5:30 pm. A BIG thank you goes to Joey Thiel for organizing a safety crew for the afternoon.

Veteran's day flyerVeterans Day will be here soon, so please mark your calendars and come out and for dinner. Tuesday, November 11, the VFW Post 1281, American Legion Post 12, and the Tri-County Area Chamber will be sponsoring a dinner to honor those that served. Everyone is welcome to come and join us from 6 pm to 8 pm. Veterans will be served at no charge, others will simply be asked for a free will donation. On the menu that night will be chili, ham & beans, vegetable soup, corn bread, and cinnamon rolls.

Fun Committee is on a Roll!

Have you got your ticket for the Witches Brew Ladies Afternoon yet? It’s going to be a fun afternoon with a get to know each other game, music, a scavenger hunt, tons of yummy food, a chance to shop with several vendors.

hoedown buttonOur Fun Committee is also hard at work on the upcoming Christmas festival. This year, the event is back to its usual date, the first Saturday in December which will be the 6th this year. Our theme this year is a little more fun and silly; we’re going with Holiday Hoedown with a Hillbilly Kick. Promotional buttons will be out soon and like last year, the boy and girl that sells the most buttons will ride in the Light Parade as the Snow Queen and Snow King of the event!

Keep an eye on the Chamber’s online event calendar, there are tons of great activities in the next three months and you are not going to want to miss them!

Trunk or Treat Plans

lantern-iconPlans are coming along nicely for the upcoming Costume Parade & Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 31.   The Fun Committee is making some changes to the annual event which we hope should eliminate some challenges we’ve faced in past years.

As in previous years, registration will be from 5pm to 5:30pm in the parking lot next to the Herington Lanes and the parade will follow the Herington fire engine up Main Street and down Broadway to Central National Bank. Once there, kids will no longer wait for the parade to finish; instead they will be directed to immediately start trunk or treating down the sidewalk. The Dickinson County EMTs will be there with safety information and reflective treat bags. We’ve also heard from several businesses and organizations that are planning on setting up trunk or treating like the American Legion Riders, G&R Auto Parts, the Throttle Jockeys, and the First Baptist Church. We hope that Broadway and Main are filled with individuals, businesses, and groups out supporting our kids and giving them a fun afternoon.

Meet the Fun Committee

fun  committeeOur Fun Committee is such a great group, working with them is an absolute joy. They have put together a great schedule of fun things to do in the next 3 months; it’s going to be a great fall and holiday season!

If you see any of them, be sure and thank them for all that they do. Our committee consists of Chardy Bayes, Kristin Sneath, Brandy Collins, Stephanie Gilbert, Leslie Mayes, Tisha Backhus, Lisa Herpich, and the poor lone man in our group, Greg Wolff. Poor Greg, he has to deal with so much with all these ladies.

Also joining us to work on special projects from time to time is Susan Mueller, Tammie Jinkerson-Prosch, Tandi Arevalo, Rose Bayes, and Kara Rutschman.

From our annual banquet in January to our Christmas festival in December and all the events in between, these folks work hard to bring you events that make our community FUN!