Hope Festival Schedule Full

Hope FestivalThe schedule for Hope’s annual Heritage Festival is so full of fun things, I’m not sure they could possibly fit anything else on it!  This year’s theme is “Hope, a Family Tradition” and I love the addition of the “Gallery of Hope’s Family History” that will be displayed in the Catholic Hall.

The Chamber will be there, as usual, hosting the Turtle Races.  Participants need to bring their own turtles and they must be clean of any paint or decoration. Check in time starts at 9 am and nontoxic paints will be provided to decorate your racers. We’ll be doing qualifying heats at 10 am and 11 am and the winners from those races will come back and race in the final at 12 pm!  It’s always lots of fun!

Brian Haden is hoping for a record turnout at the Car Show this year and the Pin Up contest has a new coordinator this year and I’m sure that Dani Heels will be bringing new aspects to this crowd favorite!

Between the 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney, the Rock Paper Scissors Tourney, the parade, the vendors, kids games, the amazing life sized games that Brian made, the 5k, carriage rides, banana cycles, all the food, and so much more; it’s bound to be a great day!

Then to top off an already great day, the locals favorite Clearview Band will be playing that evening!

Let’s all come out and show the Hope Community Project Committee how much we appreciate all their hard work.

The Chamber’s fall Quarter Mania event is getting bigger every day.  Our local Subway has jumped in on the fun and will have valuable coupons for everyone who attends.  Our list of vendors is growing to include Scentsy, Origami Owl, the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi (Xi Gamma Epsilon chapter), It Works, and Pink Zebra. It’s going to be a great event so be sure and put September 20 on your calendar.quarter mania bidders3

March a little less hectic

After an insanely busy month in February, it’s looking like March will be a little more comfortable pace. Make sure to mark your calendars for a few important dates, however.

IMAG1911G&R Auto Parts will be having their annual Spring Farm Filter Sale March 2 through 12, with the traditional customer appreciation lunch on Friday, March 6 from 11:30 am to 1pm. Be sure and come out and enjoy.

Discs Unlimited is gearing up for a great season and they’ll kick it off ondiscs unlimited March 28 with the Discs Unlimited Open at the Herington Country Club and Father Padilla Park.

If you have ever had to deal with the VA, you know how frustrating it can be. The VFW Post 1281 will once again be hosting a VA Veteran Services rep on March 21 from 8 am to 12 noon to help you nagivate the system. People that have attended this in the past have reported great things about it. They will also be serving a free will donation breakfast that morning.

The Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a book fair on March 16 in the Physical Therapy hallway. Come out and pick up something new to read and support your local hospital!

If you have not purchased your tickets for the Benefit Memorial Dinner for Sam & Celia Gonzolas yet, please do so soon. The event is on March 14 and will sure to be a good time. Great food, silent auctions, and a performance by the Clearview Band. You can get tickets from Nelda Darwin or Brandy Collins.

Add in a blood drive, election primaries, and a Cash Mob and March is shaping up to be FUN! Be sure and see our tabletop calendars or the community calendar on our website for full details!