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Forks and Corks This Saturday, Nov. 3

The 15h Annual Forks and Corks tasting event is this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 1 E. Third.
The cost is $25 person, $30 at the door.
A dozen Food vendors providing more than you can eat.
Huge selection of Wines, from dry reds to dry whites to red, white, or pink sweet style wines!
A great selection of Beers!
A fun selection of Liquor and Liqueurs!
Large selection of auction items and tons of FUN stuff going on.
Save $5/per person..Advance tickets at Chamber or from a Chamber Board member.

Forks & Corks Tasting Event

What’s Happening In Fort Scott by the Chamber

What’s Happening

October 26, 2018

26-27
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays.
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls.
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
26-27
50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott – on the hour: Fridays 11am-4pm, Saturdays
10am-4pm. Last tour leaves at 3pm. Departs from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under
26-27
Haunted Scarefest – Clark Street Lights (753 Clark St.)
See flyer below for more info
26-28 (Cancelled for Friday night) Boos & Brews Haunted Trolley Tour, Boiler Room Brewhaus, 7pm-10pm

See flyer below for info

26
Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavilion, 1st and Main St. in downtown Fort Scott, 7-8pm. This week’s performer will be: Crawford Street Church of Christ. They are an acapella group that includes the audience in the singing. If the weather is inclement, the show will be moved indoors to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop
26 Zombie Chase/Werewolf Attach 5K Run/1 Mile Walk – Gunn Park, 11 am

See flyer below for details

27
Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am-12pm. You will find homegrown and freshly picked fruits, vegetables, herbs & more in addition to baked goods and some craft items

27 Halloween Parade & Festivities in Downtown Fort Scott – 10am-12pm

See flyer below for info

27 Across The Pond in concert at Liberty Theatre – 8pm-10:30pm
28 Duke Mason in concert – Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2pm-4pm

See flyer below for information

28 Oktoberfest at Trinity Lutheran Church – 4pm-7pm

See flyer below for information

29 Community Prayer for 2018 Elections – Interdenominational Praise and Prayer Gathering – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 7 pm
29 Medicare Medicaid Advisors to advise Kansas and Missouri Residents about plan selection and insurance benefit eligibility – Mondays through Dec. 3rd -Price Chopper, 9am-6pm (Free)

See flyer below for information

30-31
Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
30 Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Assistance – Southwind Extension Office, call Joy Miller to make an appointment: 620-223-3720
30
Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
30
T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
30 Pumpkin Carving Contest & Halloween Games – Buck Run Community Center, 6pm-8pm,
$3 admission
31
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
31
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm. Coloring pages, pens/pencils, snacks provided
31
TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National St., 4-5pm. Weekly meetings, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and craft night. Meetings include food/drinks
31 Haunted Scarefest – 753 Clark St., 4pm-? – Treats, movie, light display

See flyer below for details

Nov.
1
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Landmark Bank.

Location: 200 S. Main St.
1
Bereavement Support Group – Mercy Hospice, 11am-12pm (Open to the community)

This event is for any one who has experienced a loss and is in need of some support. You may call Melissa George at 620-223-8533 for more information

1
Kiwanis Pioneer Club Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
1
Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
2-3
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays.
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls.
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
2-3
50-min. narrated Trolley Tours of Historic Fort Scott – on the hour: Fridays 11am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm. Last tour leaves at 3pm. Departs from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231 E. Wall St., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under
2 YPL First Friday Luncheon (Young Professional’s League of Bourbon County) – Papa Don’s, 12-1pm
3 15th Annual Forks & Corks – A Taste of Fort Scott – Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St., Fort Scott, KS

Tickets available online here or at the Chamber of Commerce. Call 620-223-3566 for more information

See flyer below for details

3 Care to Share Cancer Support Group’s Quarterly Meeting – Mercy Hospital, McAuley Room. Everyone welcome. 10:30am-11:30am

To visit the website for more information: Click here

3 KS Rocks Recreation Park Kansas Krawl Event and Competition

See flyer below for details

5 Nurse Career & Education Fair – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center – 2018 S. Horton, 1-4 pm

See flyer below for more information

5
Medicare Medicaid Advisors to advise Kansas and Missouri Residents about plan selection and insurance benefit eligibility – Mondays through Dec. 3rd -Price Chopper, 9am-6pm (Free)

See flyer below for information

6-7
Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
6-8
Fort Scott High School Musical: Bright Star – 1005 S. Main St. – 7pm – Tickets available at the FSHS Office and Common Ground
6 Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Nights – Fundraiser – 1st Tues. of the month
6
Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Assistance – Southwind Extension Office, call Joy Miller to make an appointment: 620-223-3720
6
Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm (Hedges Administrative Building)
6
T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
6 City Commission Meeting – City Hall – 6-7 pm
7
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church, 308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
7 Monthly Grief Support Luncheon hosted by Cheney Witt Chapel – Carriage House, 301 S. Main – 12-1pm
(lunch provided by Cheney Witt Chapel) All are welcome
7
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm. Coloring pages, pens/pencils, snacks provided
7
TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National St., 4-5pm. Weekly meetings, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and craft night. Meetings include food/drinks
8-9 Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Final Christmas Show – Mercy Hospital McAuley Conference Center –    8am-6pm. Contact Tina Rockhold: 620-223-8094
8
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the VFW

Location: 1745 S. National Avenue
8
Bereavement Support Group – Mercy Hospice, 11am-12pm (Open to the community)

This event is for any one who has experienced a loss and is in need of some support. You may call Melissa George at 620-223-8533 for more information
8
Kiwanis Pioneer Club Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12-1pm. (Hedges Administrative Building)
8 Holiday Open House in Fort Scott – 5-8pm – Shop, sip & snack as over 20 retailers (in Downtown Historic District and other locations in town) will be open late for you to shop for gifts & holiday decor! Many locations will be offering drawings, festive treats and beverages. Trolley rides from store to store available

See flyer below for details

8
Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm. Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize
Save the Date:
– November 9th-11th – Veterans Day Weekend Celebration
– November 10 – Veterans Day Weekend 1800’s Remembrance Grand Ball
– November 15th – A Smokin’ Good Time – Security 1st Title’s  Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ Lunch
– November 18th-24th – Key Apparel’s Annual Warehouse Sale
– Spring Semester 2019 Online Course offered by Kansas State University (see flyer below)
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The Fort Scott National Historic Site 2018 Schedule of Activities.

Click HERE for details.

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking

2018 Schedule of events.

Click HERE for details.

Bike Share Program

Bike Share Program is now
available to the public!
Click here to view more detail about this amazing program and
for additional information on our website click here!

CHAMBER COFFEE
UPCOMING INFORMATION
 
Chamber Coffee

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 
8:00 am
   
This week hosted by:
 
Landmark Bank
 
200 S. Main Street
 
Click here  for Landmark Bank’s web page.
Upcoming Coffees:

November 8th – VFW
November 15th – Bourbon Co. Arts Council 
November 22 – Thanksgiving – NO CHAMBER COFFEE
November 29 – Mercy Home Health and Hospice

Pick of the Week
 

Haunted Scarefest
 

Medicare/Medicaid Advisors at Price Choppers
 

Boos & Brews Haunted Trolley Tours
 

Zombie Chase/Werewolf attack 5K/1 Mile
 

Halloween Parade
 

Duke Mason in Concert
 

Oktoberfest at Trinity Lutheran Church
 

Forks & Corks
 

KS Krawl at KS Rocks Park
 

Nurse Career & Education Fair 
 

Security 1st Title BBQ
 

Security 1st Title BBQ
 

Online Course Offered By Kansas State University
 

It’s showtime!
 
Click here for full event info.!

FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE NEWS RELEASE
Fort Scott NHS Announces Launch
of new Mobile App
Click here to read all about it!
Park hours are: April-October,  8 am-5 pm daily. November-March, 8:30 am-4:30 pm daily.
2018 Chamber Booster Members
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, KS 66701
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Chamber Coffee Oct. 25 At Trinity Lutheran Church

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for Chamber Coffee hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church
 Location: 2824 S. Horton St.
Thursday, October 25, 2018


Click here for Trinity Lutheran Church’s Facebook page.
Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
November 1st – Fort Scott Area Community Foundation
@ Landmark Bank
November 8th – VFW
November 15th – Bourbon Co. Arts Council
November 22 – Thanksgiving – NO CHAMBER COFFEE

K.C. Chiefs Tickets For Sale by Chamber

Kansas City Chiefs Promo

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber members and the general public to take advantage of a Kansas City Chiefs ticket promotion to purchase game tickets at a discounted price.

The program has been offered for prior games but is now expanded to include the following remaining games: 12/9 vs. the Ravens at 12pm, 12/13 vs. the Chargers at 7:20pm, and 12/30 vs. the Raiders at 12pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chiefs.com/ticketfundraiser/ by entering promo code FORTSCOTTCC. All promo tickets are upper level at only $33.50 per ticket including the handling fee, which is a huge discount from normal pricing. Ten dollars of each ticket purchase supports the local Chamber.

Contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce with any questions at 620-223-3566 or visit fortscott.com for more information.

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Downtown Halloween Parade

 

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the annual “Trick or Treat on Main Street” event is planned for Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Downtown Fort Scott.

There will be music by The Hull Experience, a sidewalk trick-or-treat parade and free hot dog lunch for kids in costume following the parade.

Activities will span from at 10:30 am to noon with face painting by FSHS Thespians and pictures by Walgreens. The actual parade will begin at 11am.

Participants will parade through downtown “trick or treating” local merchants along the way. Parents are welcome to walk with their children in the parade, escorted by FSHS Pride, which will follow a route down the west side of Main Street from Skubitz Plaza to 2nd Street, then down the east side of Main Street from 2nd Street to Skubitz Plaza. Youth of all ages are welcome to participate in the parade. However, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Merchants along Main Street are encouraged to pass out candy, coupons or other items to the kids as they pass by, and other businesses or organizations not located on Main Street are also welcome to set up along the route and pass out items.

Following the parade, hot dogs, healthy snack and a drink will be served to youth in costume. The free “Hallo-Wienie” lunch is being sponsored by 5 Corners Mini-Mart, Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, Landmark National Bank, and McDonald’s. The Lowell Milken Center will be offering free coloring books and candy to trick or treaters Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Fort Scott Recreation Commission and FSMS Pride will be holding Creepy Crawly Crafts from 9 to 10:30 am at Buck Run Community Center prior to the Downtown festivities. The craft-making event is for kids pre-school to 5th grade. Pre-registration is requested for only $1 at 735 Scott Ave.

For more information, contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 223-3566.

Candidates Forum October 22

CANDIDATES’ FORUM – GENERAL ELECTION

Monday, October 22, 2018
Ellis Fine Arts Center on the Campus of FSCC

Doors Open 5:30 p.m., Forum Begins 6:00 p.m.

FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces a Candidates’ Forum for the 2018 General Election will be held Monday, October 22nd at the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus of FSCC, 2108 S. Horton. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and the forum will begin at 6 pm. Attendees are invited to arrive early to meet and greet the candidates.

Races that have been invited to the forum include Governor/Lt. Governor, U.S. House of Representatives District 2, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Insurance, Kansas Senate District 13, Kansas House of Representatives Districts 2 and 4, State Board of Education District, Bourbon County Commissioner District 1, Bourbon County Attorney, and Bourbon County Treasurer.

The general public may submit questions to the Chamber prior to the event by submitting them via email to information@fortscott.com or dropping them off at the Chamber, 231 E. Wall Street, by 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 22nd. There will also be information presented at the forum on the “Liquor by the Drink” local issue that will be on the ballot for Bourbon County.

The forum will run in the hierarchy of offices from the federal, state, then local level. Candidates will have the opportunity to make a one-minute opening statement and two-minute closing statement. Three questions will be asked of each candidate, with each candidate being allowed one minute to respond. Individuals representing candidates, not in attendance will be given an opportunity to make up to a three-minute statement.

For more information please contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 223-3566.

Chamber Coffee At Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Oct. 18

Join us for Chamber Coffee hosted by
Pioneer Harvest Fiesta
 Location: Bourbon Co. Fairgrounds
(across the street from Fort Scott 
Community College)
Thursday, October 18, 2018


Click here for Pioneer Harvest Fiesta’s home page.
Click here for Pioneer Harvest Fiesta’s Facebook page.
Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
October 25th – Trinity Lutheran Church
November 1st – Fort Scott Area Community Foundation
@ Landmark Bank
November 8th – VFW
November 15th – Bourbon Co. Arts Council

Promote Holiday Spending

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce would like your business to join them in a Google Livestream event at Papa Don’s located at 10 N. Main St, in downtown Fort Scott. 
 
This event will take place on Wednesday, October 17th from 11 am to 1 pm
 
The live stream focuses on the driven motivation to boast and promote holiday spending in your business in a simple and efficient manner. 
 
Live questions will be taken from viewers and offers brought to you by Google business products!

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Parade Thursday, Oct. 18

The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce Invites you to the 2018 Pioneer Harvest Parade, this Thursday night at 6:00 pm. This parade of antique, classic farm implements through the streets of Fort Scott’s historic downtown kicks off this weekends Pioneer Harvest Fiesta!
To visit the Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Facebook page, click here. To visit their website, click here.