Autumn Is Busy In Fort Scott: Downtown Quarterly Meeting

The Iron Star owner Barbara Trimbur told the meeting’s attendees that the 14-year-old business is a destination spot for out-of-town shoppers. She has vendors, not booths in her business.

There are many good things happening in Fort Scott, according to attendees of the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Downtown Meet and Greet October 2.

The meeting, hosted by Iron Star Antiques, 3 N. Main, allowed area businesses and organizations to tell about their upcoming events:

Bryan Ritter, with Boiler Room Brewhaus Microbrewery, spoke to the attendees about the upcoming liquor by the drink question on the November ballot.

“Yes is a vote for small business and economic development,” Ritter said.

The meeting, hosted by Iron Star Antiques, 3 N. Main, allowed area businesses and organizations to tell about their upcoming events:

  • Hole In The Wall Liquor Store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.
  • Pioneer Harvest Fiesta is Oct. 19-21 at the fairgrounds. Oct. 18 is the downtown parade at 6 p.m.
  • Downtown Halloween Parade is 11 a.m. Oct. 27.
  • Hedgehog, INK Bookstore, 16 S. Main, grand opening and ribbon cutting is from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
  • Forks and Corks at Memorial Hall, Nov. 3.
  • Holiday Open Houses, Thursdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.
  • Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 9-11.
  • The  Downtown Christmas Parade is Tuesday, Dec. 4. The theme is Cowboy Christmas.
  • Homes For The Holidays Tour, Dec. 7-8
  • Carriage Rides, Dec. 15, downtown.
  • Small business Saturday, Nov. 24
  • Educational Google Livestream “Drive A Holiday Shopping Rush For Your Business” Wed. Oct.17 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Papa Don’s Restaurant.
  • Toy soldier cut-outs for decoration on light post downtown for sale at the Chamber for $15.
  • There are grants available for exterior painting of a business, and other grants: contact is Rachel Pruitt at City Hall.
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site: interactive candlelight tour is Dec. 7-8.
  • Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 9-11.
  • Friends of the Fort: Buy a flag subscription to place flags at businesses and homes. Proceeds go to Fort Scott National Historic Site.
  • Fort Scott Economic Development Director Rachel Pruitt said the city is working with Mercy Hospital on solutions to the closing of the hospital.
  • There is a new children’s book produced by the Lowell Milken Center For Unsung Heroes, featuring the story of Irena Sendler and using LMC Program Director Megan Felt and her daughter to tell the story.
  • The City State Bank downtown branch renovation has started and should be finished in 60 days.
  • To support the cause of Lee’s Paws and Claws, businesses are asked to consider placing collection boxes near their cash registers. Contact Kate Sweetser.
  • Smallville Crossfit’s Day of the Lifting Dead is Nov. 3
  • Bourbon County’s new economic director, Jody Hoener, welcomed input from the community.
  • Captured Images is producing a new magazine and is seeking advertisers.
  • Nate’s Place Restaurant is closed this week for some remodeling, which was helped with a Healthy Bourbon County grant.
  • The Liberty Theater: Across the Pond Band will perform Oct. 27; Jessica Page Band, Nov. 10; and the Jerry Thompkins Band, Nov. 13.
  • The Front Door Christmas Store will be open every Saturday and Sunday in November and also the downtown open houses. This year the store will be at 104 N. National, next to the Buffalo Grill.
  • Fort Scott Community College events: Oct. 13-free children’s fair; Oct. 20-alumni rodeo, the play “Gilligan’s Island” will be Oct. 19-21.
  • Papa Don’s Restaurant held a fundraiser for the FSCC track team Oct. 3. Students waited tables, and a percent of the day’s profits went to the team.
  • The Fort Scott Lofts project is in the beginning stage and will be home to 40 more residents downtown, Fort Scott Economic Director Rachel Pruitt said.
  • Downtown Quarterly Meet and Greet attendees pick up literature of upcoming events, following the meeting.

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