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!
The Chamber’s “Fun Committee” has a couple of new things on the agenda for the next few months.
September 28th we are going to try our hands at putting together a Quarter Mania Auction. Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what that is, we didn’t either until recently. It’s a cross between an auction, a raffle, and a home party all rolled into one to make a fun and exciting afternoon! The Fun Committee is teaming up with the HMH Auxiliary, so come out and support your Fun Committee and the Hospital Auxiliary. If you want to read any more about the event, check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/693199904062063/
The Fun Committee is also looking to expand our annual Costume Parade. We want to give the kids a fun but safe environment to fill their little sacks so we are adding a Trunk or Treat to the event. Individuals and organizations are asked to bring your vehicle down to the costume parade and open the trunk or back and hand candy out to the kids. People often decorate their trunks and dress in costume to make the event more fun for the kids!
Don’t forget that October is also the time that the undead rise up and gather non-perishable food items for the Family Resource Exchange, so mark October 26th on your calendar and join Chardy Bayes in this worthwhile endeavor!