We had a great morning here in the Chamber office last week when a representative from all of our fireworks stand volunteer groups gathered to receive their share of the proceeds. The Chamber wrote checks totaling $1,463.90 to 6 different organizations: Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Gamma Epsilon chapter; the Family Resource Exchange; Herington Municipal Hospital Auxiliary; VFW Post 1281; Modified Dolls, Kansas Chapter; and Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Gamma Gamma chapter. We want to thank all of these groups who volunteered!
Saturday night, the last night of the fair, the Chamber had its Baa Baa Bingo event. Thank you to everyone who bought a square and a big congratulations to Jerry Bailey who had the lucky square that Princess Baa Baa picked as a winner. We also want to send thanks out to the lovely Susan Mueller for arranging for Princess Baa Baa to attend and pick our winner.
We started numbering and tracking the Local Bucks issued by the Chamber in early 2013 and I am very excited to announce that this week we issued the $10,000 dollar of local bucks! In less than three years, we have circulated more than $10,000 dollars through our communities with prizes, incentives, and gifts. Thank you to all of the businesses who use Local Bucks as bonuses and Christmas gifts to their employees, to all our residents that buy it for gifts, and to all our local organizations that use it as contest prizes! When we all do a little, we accomplish a lot!
I would like to thank everyone that came out to the Chamber’s fireworks stand and supported our fundraising event! The stand was a rousing success! All of the proceeds from our stand will be going back into our communities. We had six groups that volunteered with us in the stand and will be receiving a percentage of our proceeds: the Family Resource Exchange, the Hospital Auxiliary, the VFW, both local chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, and the Modified Dolls. Their help was greatly appreciated and it will be our pleasure to make donations to their groups.
It’s Tri-County Free Fair week. If you see a member of the Fair Board, be sure and give them a pat on the back; they are working extremely hard to put on another great event that pulls people into our community.
This Saturday the Chamber will have our Baa Baa Bingo event. Previously it was Horse Apple Bingo, but this year we went with sheep. Get your ticket from me or any Chamber board member and have a chance to win $500 in Local Bucks.