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Halloween Tips for Safe Kids

Governor Laura Kelly, Safe Kids Kansas Offer Safe Halloween Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

TOPEKA –Governor Laura Kelly today joined Safe Kids Kansas to encourage Kansas families to seek creative alternatives for regular Halloween activities that will encourage safety and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“It is unfortunate that this year, Halloween will look a little bit different for Kansas kids,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “But by using commonsense safety measures, families can still enjoy holiday fun while limiting the spread of COVID-19. I encourage all Kansans to read and follow Safe Kids Kansas’ commonsense guidelines this weekend.”

The safety guidelines are as follows:

Planning Your Costume:

  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls, whether around the house or on the street.
  • For greater visibility, decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colored clothing.
  • Choose non-toxic face paint and make-up whenever possible to ensure kids can see because a full-face Halloween masks can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Facemasks to protect from COVID should not be decorated with paint or magic markers as they can be toxic.

When Halloween activities take you outside the home – Tips for Kids:

  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights or put retroreflective tape on costumes to help children see and be seen by drivers.
  • Use sidewalks whenever possible and only cross the street at corners and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing the street and make eye contact or wave at any drivers stopped at the intersection to make sure they see you.
  • Put electronic devices down. Keep eyes up, not down at your screen, when walking and crossing the street.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars and be especially careful around driveways and alleys.
  • Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit, stay on sidewalks if available, and trick-or-treat in small groups. Make sure they have a phone in case of emergencies, but remind them not to let it be a distraction.

When Halloween activities take you outside the home – Tips for drivers:

  • Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

When you’re planning Halloween activities at home:

  • Use glow sticks and battery-powered fake candles to light up jack-o-lanterns instead of real candles. This will help prevent burns from open flames.
  • Let adults do the carving.  Children can do the designing and scooping out pumpkin seeds, but when it comes to sharp knives, leave the carving to the grown-ups.
  • Keep decorations away from open flames, light bulbs and heaters. Paper decorations and things like cornstalks can catch fire easily. Double check to make sure smoke alarms are working correctly and review your fire escape plan with your family in case there is a fire.
  • Store household cleaning products out of children’s reach and sight. We all have additional cleaning products and disinfectants in the home right now and young kids are often eye-level with items on counters and under kitchen and bathroom sinks. So, remember to keep cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers where children can’t reach them and save the Poison Help number in your phone in case there is an emergency: 1-800-222-1222.

For KDHE guidance on safely celebrating Halloween during the COVID19 pandemic, visit https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1468/KDHE-Guidance-for-Celebrating-Halloween-PDF—92320

For more tips and resources to keep kids safe from injuries during the pandemic – including our Parents Guide – visit our Coronavirus Resources page at https://www.safekids.org/parents-guide-child-safety.

Additional Halloween ideas, guidelines and recommendations, are available through the Centers For Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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About Safe Kids Kansas

Safe Kids Kansas works to prevent childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability to children. Safe Kids Kansas is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Coalition members include over 70 statewide organizations, agencies and businesses and a network of local coalitions across the state. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment serves as the Lead Agency for the coalition.

Visit us at www.safekidskansas.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott Oct. 23 Edition

What’s Happening
in Fort Scott
October 23rd-25th Weekly Edition
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2020 GORDON PARKS PHOTO CONTEST Sponsored by Merl Humphrey. The Theme “Social Justice, Diversity and Equity” for any amateur photographer. Deadline EXTENDED to 10/26/2020, send submission to gordonparksphotocontest@fortscott.edu.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE FORT DAILY, 10AM &1PMThe Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily 8am-5pm for touring on your own, but arrive at 10am or 1pm on any day and take advantage of a guided tour with a park ranger! Guided tour lasts approx. 1 hour.
10/23-10/29 –FORT CINEMA The Nightmare Before Christmas, Honest Thief, The War with Grandpa
10/23 & 10/24 – CLARK STREET LIGHTS, HALLOWEEN THEME & SCREAM!
$1 entry from 7 pm -10 pm
10/23 –BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!  – Come in and drink and sing Karaoke night!
10/23 & 10/24- FORT SCOTT LIVESTOCK
Sale starts as 10am – Sale Barn and Sat. at 7 am
10/23 – FORT SCOTT FARMERS’ MARKET– At Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am to noon. American Legion serving Breakfast on the Bricks starting at 8am.
10/23 –THE LAVENDER PATCH FARM – Open Sat. from 9 am -2 pm., 2396 Locust Rd.
8-10 am Saturdays @ Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St.
6-8pmTues. & Thurs., 5-7pm on Sundays.
Visit Facebook Group for play & location updates.
10/24 –OPEN HOUSE FORT SCOTT EXPLORATORIUM! ~ 10 am – 5 pm. Sample Exhibits, Take home & build projects, Shop custom homemade crafts. Run through the Halloween themed maze! Much more! Visit:
10/24 –ANDERSON AUCTION OF CHELSEA & THE LATE VERDON DAUBEN ESTATE ~ 10 am. 2324 Maple Rd. Fort Scott, KS. *Nice offering of Farm equipment , Tools, Antiques & Primitives.* Visit the website for more information. www.fortscott.com
10/24 -BACKYARD BAIT CHILI COOKOFF AT GUNN PARK! Hosting to raise money for the FSHS students. Raffles, Top 3 winners, Free-will donation. Gunn Park 1010 Park Ave. 3-6 pm
10/25 – BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS! Brings back Trivia night for teams of 2 to 6 people, $5 entry
per team, 5-7 pm
SAVE THE DATE!
10/31 – HALLOWEEN PARADE AT 11 AM!
**ACTIVITES, SPORTS, FIREWORKS, TRUNK & TREAT ** FLYER BELOW
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
Gordon Parks Photo Contest
Clark Street Lights-Halloween
Backyard Bait Chili Cookoff
Pickleball Games
Fort Scott Exploratorium “OPEN HOUSE”
Anderson Auction
The Boiler Room Brewhaus – Karaoke Night, Live Music
Fort Scott Livestock Sale
Midwest National Baseball
The Lavender Patch Farm
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber? Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
REGISTER FOR KANSASWORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR – NO COST TO EMPLOYERS!
THANK YOU TO OUR BOOSTER MEMBERS!
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
231 E. Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS. 66701

Fort Scott Downtown Halloween Parade

The Fort Scott Chamber announces the Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat Parade!
The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes & appreciates the support of this event from the sponsors below!
Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
9:30-10:45am:Walgreen’s will be taking pictures with a Halloween Backdrop & providing a free 4 x 6 print. The backdrop will also be available throughout the event for pictures with your own camera.
11am: Parade will start at La Hacienda, down the west side of Main Street to 2nd, then back down the east side of Main Street to Skubitz Plaza.
Following parade: Hotdog, chips & drink will be served to the kids in costume provided through the generous donation of local businesses!
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***Businesses along Main Street will be handing out candy during the parade, and businesses not on Main Street as well as any community organizations are welcome to set up a table along Main to pass out candy, coupons, promo items, etc.
Please emailthe Chamber if your business or organization will be passing out candy so we
can plan accordingly.
Organizations & Retailers planning to pass out candy are encouraged to display the flyer below the day of the Halloween Parade. Let us know if you need us to print a color copy for you!
Enjoy these additional activities taking place Halloween Day in Fort Scott:
Click here for a printable copy of the flyer below.
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce | 231 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, KS 66701

Pioneer Kiwanis Initiates Collaboration For Community Friendship Swing

A photo of a Friendship Swing, much like the Fort Scott Pioneer Kiwanis are collaborating with others to install in a Fort Scott park in 2021. Submitted photo.

Fort Scott Pioneer Kiwanis, a service organization helping the children of Bourbon County, has started a project in memory of a longtime member.

A Pioneer Kiwanis meeting, taken from its’ Facebook page.

The Joyce True Memorial Project for children began following the passing of True in July 2019, according to a press release sent by Gayle Sackett and Kelley Collins, spokespeople for the group.

Collins is secretary for the organization, Sackett is a board member.

“The club began looking for a suitable project to honor her that would benefit children of the community. The Friendship Swing seemed to meet the criteria.”

The multi-user, one size fits all swing offers a unique opportunity for area children and families to engage in healthy outdoor play together and help youth to develop and a variety of physical and social skills,” according to the press release.

Funding for the project was multi-faceted.

“To supplement the memorial, the club decided to contribute money that had been raised previously for playground equipment. They applied for and received a grant from the Kiwanis Kansas District Foundation. Lastly, they partnered with the City of Fort Scott and jointly applied for a Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Grant.”

That FSACF grant, awarding of a generous $2,000, allowed the project to be on track for a completion date in spring 2021.

The project is truly a community collaboration.

The group will also need hands-on volunteer involvement when the installation begins.

The swing will be located in an agreed-upon location in a Fort Scott park.

To learn more about the company that makes the chair:

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Fall-O-Ween Fireworks

Community Christian Church’s usual Fall-O-Ween festivities will look a little different this year due to COVID-19. Presenting: Fall-O-Works! This will be a 15-20 minute firework show on Oct. 31 for the whole community to enjoy.

Community Christian will not have trunk-or-treat or serve any food, but anyone in the community is welcome to find a spot, your normal July 3rd spot will be perfect, and enjoy this show as one of your Halloween thrills.

The fireworks will begin around 7:45 and will be shot off from Ty Cullor Field on the campus of Fort Scott Community College.

What’s Happening In Fort Scott

UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2020 GORDON PARKS PHOTO CONTEST Sponsored by Merl Humphrey. The Theme “Social Justice, Diversity and Equity” for any amateur photographer. Deadline EXTENDED to 10/26/2020, send submission to gordonparksphotocontest@fortscott.edu.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE FORT DAILY, 10AM &1PMThe Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily 8am-5pm for touring on your own, but arrive at 10am or 1pm on any day and take advantage of a guided tour with a park ranger! Guided tour lasts approx. 1 hour.
10/9 – Rotary Krispy Kreme Doughnut pickup! Memorial Hall from 6 to 10am, if you ordered Doughnuts for Dictionaries!
10/9-10/15 –FORT CINEMA Hocus Pocus, Heaven & COCO.
10/9 thru 10/11 – CLARK STREET LIGHTS, HALLOWEEN THEME & SCREAM!
$1 entry from 7 pm -10 pm
10/9 –BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!  – Come in and drink and sing Karaoke night!
10/9 & 10/10- FORT SCOTT LIVESTOCK
Sale starts as 10am – Sale Barn and Sat. at 7 am
10/10 – FORT SCOTT FARMERS’ MARKET– At Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am to noon. American Legion serving Breakfast on the Bricks starting at 8am.
10/10 –CRUISE NIGHT – last cruise night for the season! 6 pm -10 pm, route of 6th St. to 18th!
10/10 –CHC/SEK DRIVE THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. 9 am – 3 pm
10/10 – E3 11U Baseball Tryouts, 11am, Fisher Park, click here for info.
10/10 –BOURBON COUNTY STRONG 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE 401 Woodland Hills Blvd. 9 am – 3 pm. Contact Kayla Stewart – fortscottgc@gmail.com
10/10-11 – EKTEC Rodeo, Saturday & Sunday, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, click here for more info.
10/10 – FSHS CLASS OF 2019- HONOR RAYMOND HARPER – 1 -2 pm, Balloon release memorial for classmate Raymond @ FSHS Football Stadium.
10/10- BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!  Brews & Brushes! 1 – 4 pm. We will be creating a painting that can last through the fall with those gorgeous trees we all love and a cute truck.
10/11 – BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS! Brings back Trivia night for teams of 2 to 6 people, $5 entry
per team, 5-7 pm
SAVE THE DATE!
10/13 ~ PITTSBURG REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ~ PSU, Overman Student Center, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 10:30 am – 2 pm. Price $105.
10/15 ~ GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM. ~ Memorial Hall, Meet & Greet at 5:30 pm, and Forum starts at 6 pm
10/15 & 10/16 ~ BLOOD DRIVE – BRCC ~ Buck Run Community Center – Give life! 10/15 from 1-7pm & 10/16 from 9 am -1 pm.
10/16 ~ FREE GOSPEL FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT First United Methodist Church. 7-9 pm. Blackwood Brothers in Concert singing Southern Gospel. This is a FREE concert!
10/17 FSCC HOSTS COOK’S CLINIC – Head Basketball Coach. Starts at 10 am to 1 pm. Michael Cook and other area High School & college coaches doing various drills and areas on emphasis. Arnold Arena at Fort Scott Community College.Day. $20 per person. Zoom Stream link of Cook’s Clinic available for $15 per viewer.
10/17 THE BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS! Live Music with Damaris at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
FSNHS Guided Tours
Gordon Parks Photo Contest
Clark Street Lights-Halloween
Cruise Night
CHC/SEK Drive Thru Flu Shot
The Boiler Room Brewhaus – Karaoke Night, Live Music
Fort Scott Livestock Sale
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber? Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
REGISTER FOR KANSASWORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR – NO COST TO EMPLOYERS!
COLOR GUARD NEEDED
Your Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 is being asked to provide funeral honors for more and more Veterans who are being interred not only in the Fort Scott National Cemetery but also in cemeteries in the local area.
As a member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion you are invited to join American Legion Post 25 Color Guard. Attendance at Legion meetings is not required to participate with the Color Guard. Some time, though, is needed to practice flag folding and presentation and other the other rituals performed by the Color.
As a Color Guard member, you would be contacted to assist in providing funeral honors for an area Veteran. If you are not available, then other Color Guard members would be contacted to assist with the flag presentation.
Sseveral photos are attached to show our Post Color Guard participating in flag presentations for recent funerals.
Remember, any current member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion can join the Post 25 Color Guard.
If you would like additional information about joining the Post 25 Color Guard, please call Color Guard Commander Darrell Spencer at 620.224.6720 or email carljowers@gmail.com.
Any area resident who may be eligible to join the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion, should contact Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers at 620.215.1688 for more information. Once you join the American Legion family, you can then join the Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Color Guard.
Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.
THANK YOU TO OUR BOOSTER MEMBERS!

NO Tri-Yak-A-Thon in 2020

“We did not receive enough registrations to have the Tri-Yak-A-Thon,” said Penny Pollack-Barnes.  “The race has been cancelled.”

The multi-sport annual event had a registration cut off for Sept. 26 for the Oct. 10 event at Gunn Park.

“In these uncertain times, we decided to hold the event if we have enough interest in the event,” Barnes said.  If they had 40 registered participants by September 26 it would have continued. They did not.

 

What’s Happening in Fort Scott

UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2020 GORDON PARKS PHOTO CONTEST – Sponsored by Merl Humphrey. The Theme “Social Justice, Diversity and Equity” for any amataur Photographer. Deadline 9/30 submission to gordonparksphotocontest@fortscott.edu.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE FORT DAILY, 10AM &1PMThe Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily 8am-5pm for touring on your own, but arrive at 10am or 1pm on any day and take advantage of a guided tour with a park ranger! Guided tour lasts approx. 1 hour.
9/25 – EXTRUSIONS/WIN-VENT – Customer & Employee Appreciation Golf Outing at Woodland Hills Golf Course!
9/25 –BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!  – Come in and drink and sing Karaoke night!
9/26 – KDVS 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE – Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Woodland Golf Course! 8 am shotgun starts.
9/25 & 9/26- FORT SCOTT LIVESTOCKSale starts as 10am – Sale Barn and Sat. at 7 am
9/25-27 – DOUG HAZELBAKER MEMORIAL RODEO 4TH ANNUAL – COWBOYS FOR CANCER – Bourbon County Fair Grounds @ 7 pm. 4 Man Team & Junior Division. See flyers below.
9/26 – FORT SCOTT FARMERS’ MARKET– At Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am to noon.
9/24thru10/1 –FORT CINEMA New Mutants, Tenant, & Secrets We Keep.
9/26 – THE LAVENDER PATCH FARM – Visiting and shopping from 9 am -1 pm. Second Bloom is starting, so pick your favorite! 2376 Locust Rd.
9/26 – MOVIE & CAMP OUT IN GUNN PARK ~ Open to the Community! Moving: Sgt. Stubby starting at 7:30 pm. Not obligated to camp, just come for the movie! THE BUTCHER BLOCK will be serving smash burgers, drink & snack for $5. Call Josh Jones to Volunteer!
9/26 – VFW Fundraiser Dinner – Pulled Pork Dinner, 4 to 7pm, all proceeds & donations go to continued remodeling of the VFW building – $7 per plate.
9/27 – BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS! Brings back Trivia night for teams of 2 to 6 people, $5 entry
per team, 5-7 pm
THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED!
9/25,26 & 27th – MIDWEST NATIONALS FALL BASEBALL – LAROCHE COMPLEX!
10/10 -FSCC Alumni Rodeo
SAVE THE DATE!
9/30 – BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!  Paint Party! Paint & Sip “Witches Crazy, 6 pm -9 pm
10/2nd & 3rd – TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE- Sign up today to register your sale for only $10! Also accepting business advertising for $25/$35. Click HERE to register your sale, or register at the Chamber or over the phone at 620-223-3566.
10/3 – 14TH ANNUAL CARE TO SHARE FALL FESTIVAL! – Pony Rides, Maze, Obstacle course, Horse & Wagon Rides, Train Rides, Tractor & Wagon Rides (Wristband $10) You can Purchase snacks, drinks and Food for all day fun! 10-4 pm
10/3- BOURBON COUNTY CARPOOL TOUR- Ghost Towns & Early Legends of Northern Bourbon County, 8:30-noon, click HEREto make your reservations. See flyer below.
10/15 ~ GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM. ~ Memorial Hall, Meet & Greet at 5:30 pm, and Forum starts at 6 pm
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
FSNHS Guided Tours
Gordon Parks Photo Contest
The Boiler Room Brewhaus – Karaoke Night, Live Music
Extrusions/Win-Vent ~ Golf Appreciation for Customers
KDVS – Fundraiser Scramble
Fort Scott Livestock Sales
Chamber Highlights
Click here for our
Membership Directory.
We THANK our members for their support! Interested in joining the Chamber? Click here for info.
Thinking of doing business in or relocating to Fort Scott?
Contact us for a relocation packet, information on grants & incentives, and more!
Seeking a job/career?
We post a Job of the Day daily on our Facebook page, distribute a monthly job openings flyer, and post jobs on our website.
Many opportunities available!
Housing needs?
Click here for a listing of our Chamber member realtors.
Click here for our rental listing.
RODEO ALL WEEKEND – THIS WEEKEND!
BOURBON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
REGISTER FOR KANSASWORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR – NO COST TO EMPLOYERS!
COLOR GUARD NEEDED
Your Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 is being asked to provide funeral honors for more and more Veterans who are being interred not only in the Fort Scott National Cemetery but also in cemeteries in the local area.
As a member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion you are invited to join American Legion Post 25 Color Guard. Attendance at Legion meetings is not required to participate with the Color Guard. Some time, though, is needed to practice flag folding and presentation and other the other rituals performed by the Color.
As a Color Guard member, you would be contacted to assist in providing funeral honors for an area Veteran. If you are not available, then other Color Guard members would be contacted to assist with the flag presentation.
Sseveral photos are attached to show our Post Color Guard participating in flag presentations for recent funerals.
Remember, any current member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion can join the Post 25 Color Guard.
If you would like additional information about joining the Post 25 Color Guard, please call Color Guard Commander Darrell Spencer at 620.224.6720 or email carljowers@gmail.com.
Any area resident who may be eligible to join the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion, should contact Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers at 620.215.1688 for more information. Once you join the American Legion family, you can then join the Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Color Guard.
Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.
THANK YOU TO OUR BOOSTER MEMBERS!
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
231 E. Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS. 66701

Free Movie at Gunn Park This Saturday

The Josh Jones family: with wife Karen and daughters Madi and Taylor, and son, David.  Submitted photo.

Josh Jones believes Fort Scott is full of wonderful people and he enjoys giving back to his community, he said.

This Saturday, Sept. 26 Jones is sponsoring a movie night at shelter house #5 in Gunn Park.

Gunn Park

“This is just a simple way for me to give back to the community and our children,” Jones said. “I want to encourage citizens that have ideas to reach out to local governments or even myself to put those ideas into action. We don’t always need large projects to make a difference and sometimes even the smallest idea or act can change someone’s thoughts about Bourbon County. Fort Scott’s greatest asset is the pride our community has and we have an opportunity to make Fort Scott stand out because of that pride.”

The movie will be outside at shelter house #5, near the camping area of Gunn Park.

“Masks are recommended if in close contact but since it is outdoors there is plenty of room for social distancing,” Jones said. “Bring chairs, blankets or anything that would be comfortable to sit on.”

There is a $10 camping fee, on a first-come first-served basis, if a family is interested in camping at the park. One can make payment at the kiosk at the entrance to the camping spaces, according to a spokesman for the City of Fort Scott.

The Butcher Block, a local butcher,  will start selling hamburger meals for $5 and hot dog meals for $4 starting around 7 pm.
The movie, Sgt. Stubby starts at 7:30 p.m.
The storyline of St. Stubby is in World War I, when a U.S. Army Infantry Division serviceman has a little dog with a stubby tail wander into his camp. The man, Robert Conroy, gives the dog a name and takes him on an adventure into the war. It is based on a true story. The full story of Sgt. Stubby can be viewed at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes at the corner of Wall and Main Street in downtown Fort Scott.

Care To Share Festival Oct. 3: Fun With a Cause

All photos submitted.

Care to Share/The Sharing Bucket is a local helping agency that provides financial and emotional support to cancer patients, survivors, and their families and caregivers.

Care To Share/The Sharing Bucket is having its 14th annual festival on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2480 Limestone Road.

To get there, go on K-54 Hwy. east to 240th Street South to Limestone Road, and then east.

Handicap parking is available.

There is family fun for everyone, according to Lavetta Simmons, who with help of family, friends, and the board of directors, hosts the event each year.

 

Submitted photos.

 

The purchase of a $10 wristband allows pony rides, a maze, an obstacle course, horse, tractor, and wagon rides, train rides, gunny sack races, turtle races, hedge-ball slingshot, face painting/tattoos, a petting zoo, and garden bombs.

Submitted photos.

 

Food, sold separately, includes funnel cakes, cotton candy, popcorn, muffins, apple cider, homemade pies, chili, chili dogs/polish, Frito chili pies, nachos, chips, soda, and water.

 

Craft booths include Tupperware, crocheted animals, Color Street, pumpkin patch, Paparazzi jewelry, “Pic Me Ups”, canvas paintings and more.

 

Submitted photos.

 

 

For more information call-Lavetta Simmons 620-224-8070

 

The directors of Care to Share/Sharing Bucket are Dona Bauer, Donna Beerbower, Mathew Boban, Kathy Clark, Teresa Davenport, Denny Heidrick, Carol Hill, Nancy Hofer, Randy Holt, Richard Long, Jerry Witt, and Simmons, who is the secretary/treasurer of the directors.

Submitted photos.

 

Bourbon County Ghost Towns and Early Legends Tour Offered

BOURBON COUNTY
GUIDED CARPOOL TOUR
GHOST TOWNS & EARLY LEGENDS OF NORTHERN BOURBON COUNTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
175 Years of History Unfolded
5 Stops with Stories told by
Local Historians!
CLICK HEREFOR FULL EVENT DETAILS
& TO REGISTER ONLINE
ORGANIZED THROUGH PARTNERSHIP OF
THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
FORT SCOTT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BOURBON COUNTY HISTORICAL PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION (HPA)
OLD FORT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (OFGS)
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The Chamber will be preparing 40 swag bags for the tour,
if your business or organization has any promo item to insert,
please contact the Chamber with information
about the item, then have them to our office by
Thursday, October 1st.
Phone: 620.223.3566 Email: adminassist@fortscott.com
Thank you!

Fort Cinema Gets Creative In Offerings

Fort Cinema is located at 224 W. 18th. Submitted photo.

The  COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on movie theaters throughout the nation.

It has also impacted Fort Cinema, located at 224 W. 18th.

“We have lost 70% of our revenue during the same time frame from a year ago,” Brent Cavin, who has worked and managed the theater since 2007, said. “Blockbuster movies continue to be pushed back by studios.”

In spite of this, the cinema owners have had community support.

“The community has been great about supporting us with purchasing of concessions and gift cards. We take it as a sign that our citizens want to make sure the theater remains in Fort Scott.”

Cavin is co-owner of Anderson and Cavin LLC, with his brother-in-law, Chris Anderson, and they have been in talks with the current theater owners, Des and Amanda Hale, about purchasing the theater, he said.

Recently they introduced video game rentals on the big screen.
“It is $100 for two hours, $50 per additional hour,” Cavin said.
Participants must bring in a console that has wireless control to use on the big screen.
“We’ve hosted multiple parties already for: MarioKart, FortNite and Super Smash Brothers,” he said.  “The parties are a great way to gather with family and friends.”
MarioKart, a video game, can now be viewed on the big screen at Fort Cinema. Submitted photo.

The business has been practicing measures to ensure safety for its customers.

The theater requires employees to wear masks during customer interaction, they have put seating gaps in the viewing parties and they “deep sanitize” all heavy traffic areas in-between shows and while open, he said.

 

“The  (gaming) initiative was created as a means to provide a safe environment to gather and have fun during a pandemic,” he said. ” We have had a few parties already that asked privately if they could connect a console to our projectors. When we realized that the content looked incredible on our screen we decided to go public with the idea. We have had a lot of success with opening our theater to private movie parties in the last few months and wanted to expand upon that premise.”

 

Rentals take place outside of normal business hours, Monday through Thursday.  A theater can be rented anytime before 4 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m. On Friday through Sunday, they can be rented anytime before 1:30 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m.

 

Video game rental prices are $100 for two hours, with additional hours at $50 an hour.

 

Any wireless controller console can work, and WiFi is available for online gaming.

 

The cinema also offers theater rentals for movies: Classic movies are $100, new releases are $200.

 

“I would also like the public to know that we are open every day of the week with new movies again,” Cavin said.

 

Contact on Fort Cinema Facebook page via Messenger, or call (620) 223-3366 during the business hours of 6:00 to 9:00 nightly.