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!
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.
Veterans 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.