Hello Neighbors!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

We had quite an end to the last couple of busy weeks and I wanted to give you an update:

Chamber Bucks:

Be on the lookout for Chamber Bucks floating around the communities! They are being handed out by the police force and given to citizens doing their part to help Kansas beat the virus by wearing face-coverings into businesses and out and about in the area. When you receive one for use as payment just bring it to Chamber and I can cut you a check for them. This campaign was made possible by a generous grant from the Kansas Beats the Virus Program.

This grant allowed the the Family Resource Exhange to purchase some much needed supplies as well as flood the community with cash in the form of Chamber Bucks. I really enjoyed being a part of the process and knowing we have a chance to do some real good in our communities.
Angel Tree:

Angel Tree was a huge success! We had 48 families participating, with a total of 121 children, and every single child/family was adopted by our generous communities! We also had generous cash donations to the program which allowed us to purchase even more gifts for everyone. It was unbelievable the amount of support the program had when we are all struggling this year. I can’t thank you all enough.
Membership Updates:

We would like to welcome a new member to the Chamber Family: Zeller Harvesting Co.! “Third generation silage harvester, Matthew Zeller and his wife Rana run a professional and efficient silage harvesting company. Matthew began his silage harvesting career at the age of 11, being devoted to custom silage harvesting for over 25 years.” They can be found on their facebook page or website and their phone number is 785-257-3093.
Save the Date:

Saturday, February 28th, 2021, the Herington Historical Society & Museum will hold their annual soup dinner at the Herington Community Building from 11:00am to 1:30pm. More details to come at a later time.

Looking forward towards the future:

Be sure to mark your calendars on April 5th for the 89th Annual Chamber Banquet & Awards Ceremony! It was pushed back this year so that we will hopefully be able to gather and celebrate in person and with more of us in attendance. I know this is another change, and goodness knows we’ve had enough at this point, but thank you for being understanding.

Have a Happy New Year, Tri-County Area!