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What’s Happening in Fort Scott April 9 Edition

What’s Happening in Fort Scott!
April 9th Weekly Newsletter
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UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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April until 30th ~ Poetry Contest hosted by Hedgehog.INK Bookstore. Click here to learn more about submission rules and deadlines.
4/9 – The Boiler Room Brewhaus Friday Nights Karaoke!
4/9-15 – Fort Scott Cinema Showtimes Now showing Godzilla VS. Kong, Firl who believes in Miracles and Voyagers. Click here to view showtimes.
4/9 – FSCC Women’s Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Round One! Begins at 1 pm Tee Time at Woodland Hills Golf Course.
4/9-10 – Livestock Sale at the Fort Scott Livestock Market, both Friday & Saturday, click here for their FB page.
4/9-11 – Kansas Rocks Recreation Park Camp-N-Crawl 3-Day Event click here for details.
4/9-10 – Timken 2-Day Job Fair April 9th 1-5pm, April 10th 10am-3pm
4/9-10 – “Fort Games” 2-Day Event at Smallville Athletics
4/10 – Ward-Kraft Job Fair 9am-noon, 2221 Main St., under the white tent.
4/10 – Care to Share Rummage Sale Buck Run Community Center, open spots for more sales, call 620-224-8070 (donations accepted as well for the Sharing Bucket)
4/10 – Communities in Schools 25 Drive Event drive-thru donation event to benefit local youth, 9:30am-12:30pm, FSMS, click here for more details.
4/10 – FSCC Women’s Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Round Two! Begins at 9am Tee Time at Woodland Hills Gold Course.
4/10 – Lake Fort Scott Advisory Board Meeting City Hall, 10am.
4/12 – Spring Cleanup at Woodland Hills Golf Course Volunteers welcome, 5:30pm, to pick up any trash, limbs, sticks, etc.
4/13 – Downtown Quarterly Meet & Greet hosted by the Chamber at Common Ground Coffee Co., 12 E. Wall St., 8:30-9:30am, anyone with an interest in happenings Downtown welcome.
4/15 – Chamber Coffee hosted by Fort Scott Christian Heights School 1101 S. Barbee, 8am.
4/15-16 – Peerless Products Job Fair 2 Days, 2 Locations ~ April 15th @ Peerless in Nevada MO from 10am-2pm, April 16th @ Peerless in Fort Scott from 10am-2pm
4/16 – Downtown Spring Clean Event 3-6pm, Community volunteers welcome, contact Bailey Lyons, Chamber Downtown Division Chair, if interested in volunteering or you have project ideas, 620-224-7795.
4/16 – Kick-off of the Friday Night Concerts in the Park 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion @ 1st & Main, bring a lawn chair.
4/16 – David Loving Live to the Stage @ Boiler Room Brewhaus 7-pm, click here for more info.
4/17 – Elks Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Community Fireworks 11am tee-off, 3-person scramble.
4/17 – EKTEC Rodeo 11am, Uniontown.
4/17 – Cruise for the Kids hosted by Walmart 12-3pm, click here for more info.
4/17-18 – Hollister Shooting Range open 1st & 3rd weekends Saturday 1-4pm, Sunday noon-5pm.
4/17 – Paint & Sip Party @ Boiler Room Brewhaus 6pm, click here for more info.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH
CHAMBER ANNUAL DINNER &
AWARDS CELEBRATION
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MAY 7TH & 8TH
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IN FORT SCOTT ~ WE ARE NOW
TAKING REGISTRATIONS!
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Downtown Fort Scott is booming!
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specialty shopping & other retail in
Downtown & other areas of the community.
Fort Scott Area
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In This Issue
Chamber Highlights
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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.
FITNESS FOR EVERYONE IN FS!
Many fitness options are available…
SPIN classesnow offered bySmallville Athletics, every Mon & Wed at 5:15 pm, and Tu & Thurs at 6 pm. $5/class or $50/mo. unlimited.
Total Body Fitness ~ M & W Karen Reinbolt at BRCC@
8:15 am $20/8 week session.
Zumba~ M,W, F @ 6pm Monalynn Decker at BRCC $40 for a 12-week session.
Indoor Fitness/Gyms at
I AM Rehab + Fitness, Smallville Athletics, and Buck Run!
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!
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Family Swim Pass Application Due April 30

Swimming lessons at the Fort Scott Aquatic Center on July 10, 2018.

The Bourbon County Coalition is gearing up with its’ annual family swim pass program, according to Billie Jo Drake, president.

“The goal of the family swim pass program is to provide access to the Fort Scott Aquatic Center for qualifying low-income families,” she said. “The application process includes proof of income.”

Application forms are now available at The Beacon and Buck Run Community Center; completed forms must be returned to Buck Run by April 30.

Funding for this program is provided by The Bourbon County Inter-Agency Coalition Board, Key Charitable Trust, SEK Community Foundation, Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, the City of Fort Scott, and generous individuals.

The duration of the approved passes will be for the 2021 swimming season.

 

What’s Happening In Fort Scott: March 19 Edition

What’s Happening
in Fort Scott
MARCH 19th
Weekly Edition
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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3/19 & – Karaoke Friday Nights at The Boiler Room Brewhaus! Experience or beginners, it does not matter! Let’s have some fun with music & drinks! Click here for their FB page.
Fort Scott Cinema Showtimes 3/19 thru 3/25 Now Raya and the Last Dragon, Tom & Jerry, Chaos Walking. Click here to view showtimes.
3/18 & 3/19- Livestock sale at the Fort Scott Livestock Market, both Friday & Saturday, click here for their FB page.
3/19- Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, drive-thru only, order on arrival, or preorder by texting or calling Dale Cation at 620-224-8382, 5-6:30 pm, Kennedy Gym, min. $5 suggested donation per dinner. Last Friday
State your selection when ordering:
1 – Catfish, French fries, and coleslaw
2 – Catfish, cod, French fries, and coleslaw
3 – Cod, French fries, and coleslaw
3/19 thru 3/21- SPRING FLING! LOLLIPOP HOP & SHOP + SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST!
Participating stores Downtown and around Fort Scott! Calling all artists of all ages! Come between March 19th & 21st in the Downtown Historic District or in front of another participating store & post to the Chamber Facebook Page “Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce” to be included in judging with using #fortscottshopart. Prizes for Novice & advanced Divisions, to be determined by judges! Shop Hop and get you a Lollipop from participating retailers (Poster displayed in Window) Clickhere to view the full details or visit our website at www.fortscott.com.
Participating Retailers: Angie Dawn’s Boutique, Barbed Wire & Vintage Market, Bids & Dibs, Hedgehog.INK! bookstore, Laree + Co, Iron Star Antique & Such, The Rainbow Unicorn Boutique, Star Emporium General Store, Treasure Hunt Flea Market
3/20 – Paint in the Park ~ Creative Signs comes to Gunn Park in Fort Scott for Paint Class. $25 (16 x 20) 1 am – 4 pm. 1010 Park Ave. Click hereto view FB Page.
3/20- Pickleball from 8-10 am at Memorial Hall, open to anyone wanting to play! Always check the FB Group page herefor any location changes or cancelations. Tuesdays 6-8pm, Thursdays 6-8pm & Saturdays 8-10am.
3/20 & 3/21 – Old Fort Sharp Shooters Club Hollister Shooting Range Open every 1st & 3rd weekend of each month1 to 5 pm. Visit their Facebook Page to learn more about the club and prices. Open to the Public. Click hereto view FB
3/20- Pickleball from 8-10 am at Memorial Hall, open to anyone wanting to play! Always check the FB Group page herefor any location changes or cancelations. Tuesdays 6-8pm, Thursdays 6-8pm & Saturdays 8-10am.
3/22 – SHARY’S PUB & GRUB OPEN INTERVIEWS! 16 N. National Ave. All Positions! Wait Staff, Bartenders, and Kitchen Staff Monday 2 – 4 pm.
3/23 – 3/25 KANSAS WORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR 3 Day Event. Register on-line.
3/24 FSCC Basketball @ Home vs. Labette Community College 7 pm to 9:30 pm
3/25- Chamber Coffee hosted by Chamber Nevada Regional Medical Center being held at Common Ground Coffee Co., Landing Room. 8 am 12 E. Wall. St. Please join us to welcome the New Chamber Members and meet a couple of their Staff Members and learn about the services they offer.
3/26 ~ FSCC Aggie Days
3/27 ~ Care to Share Garage Sale 8 am-Noon
3/27 ~ Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Gunn Park
10 am by the Kiwanis Club
3/27 ~ Spring Pop Up Event featuring Perry’s
Pork Rinds & Blue Spoon | Tractor Supply
from 10:30 am until 4 pm
3/27 ~ FSCC Basketball @ Home vs. Hesston
College 4 pm to 6:30 pm
3/27 ~ Bourbon County HPA Spring Program
TheComanche a Living History 6:30 -9:30 PM
at the Old Congregational Church
3/27 ~ Kansas Rocks Riding a Night of Fun
7 am until Midnight
3/22 thru 4/2- Art is Ageless Exhibit Fort Scott Presbyterian Village showing!
Seniors of the Fort Scott Community 65 + submitted art to be on display. Artists compete in nine categories, including painting, drawing, photography, quilting, and sculpture, and maybe designated as amateur or professional. Questions on viewing call 620.223.5550 and talk to Megan Brillhart. Located at 2401 S. Horton
SHOPPING ~ SUPPORT LOCAL!
Downtown Fort Scott is booming!
Click here for Chamber member
specialty shopping & other retail in
Downtown & other areas of the community.
Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
620-223-3566
In This Issue
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.
FITNESS FOR EVERYONE IN FS!
Many fitness options are available…
SPIN classesnow offered bySmallville Athletics, every Mon & Wed at 5:15 pm, and Tu & Thurs at 6 pm. $5/class or $50/mo. unlimited.
Total Body Fitness ~ M & W Karen Reinbolt at BRCC@
8:15 am $20/8 week session.
Zumba~ M,W, F @ 6pm Monalynn Decker at BRCC $40 for a 12-week session.
Indoor Fitness/Gyms at
I AM Rehab + Fitness, Smallville Athletics, and Buck Run!
LOLLIPOP HOP & SHOP
+ SIDEWALK CHALK
ART CONTEST!
MARCH 19TH THRU 21ST
STORES DOWNTOWN
&
AROUND FORT SCOTT!
NEWS FROM KOMB FM!
KANSAS WORKS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR!
MARCH 23RD, 24TH & 25TH
REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS!
Chamber Coffee Hosted on Thursday, March 25th at Common Ground Coffee Company at 8 am.

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Smallville Athletics Seeking Sponsors For Fort Games

Sending the email below on behalf of
Chamber Member
SMALLVILLE ATHLETICS
Thank you for your Chamber partnership!
HEY, LOCAL BUSINESSES! WE HAVE ROOM FOR TWO MORE TITLE SPONSORS!
Some of you may not be interested in a booth set up for the event but we are adding a banner wall for our title sponsors for the duration of the event.
This will have your logo and any information you want on a 11×17 poster for all our athletes (over 100) and spectators 200-300
(many from out of town) to see.
The cut-off is this Friday 03/19/20 as we are rolling fast into the event. Please get with Lindsey Watts or Katie Hueston for any questions or to get on our sponsor list to make this event happen!!
Call or Text 620-719-9602 or 620-768-9768
Contact us!
(620) 719-9602

FSCC Employee Fitness Center: Encouraging Healthy Living

The Fort Scott Community College Employee Fitness Center. Submitted photos.

Chelsea Yount, Fort Scott Community College Cheer Coach is also on the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team.

 

Chelsea Yount, from FSCC website.

 

The college is one of the local employers working with the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team (HBCAT)to improve health in the community.

 

When the college realized grant money was available for an employee fitness center through HBCAT, “we sprang into action to create the opportunity for physical activity  (for employees) on campus,” Yount said. “We have about 150 plus employees.”

 

The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team Grant to FSCC for the project was for $12,500.

 

“Discussion of creating a fitness center for FSCC employees began in September of 2017 and the gym opened in February of 2019,” she said. “The FSCC Employee fitness center was designed to give employees 24/hr access to a facility that would encourage healthy living and a healthy workspace.”

 

Fort Scott Community College School of Cosmetology. From the school’s website.

 

The fitness center is located in the upper level of the Fort Scott Community College School of Cosmetology, just off Horton Street.

 

The center encourages employee users to wear face masks when using the facility for COVID-19 mitigation. Sanitary wipes and spray are available to clean the equipment following use, as well.

 

 

 

Free Entrance to Kansas State Parks on Black Friday 

 

 

PRATT – Swap the shopping centers for scenic views this Black Friday, as Kansas state parks will once again waive entrance fees as part of the nationwide #OptOutside initiative. All 28 of Kansas’ state parks are participating in an effort to get families and friends outdoors and enjoying nature.

 

On Friday, Nov. 27, state park visitors will have a chance to win a free night’s stay in a Kansas state park cabin of their choice. To enter, visitors must simply take a selfie within the park and share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the tags #OptOutside and #MyKsStatePark.

 

#OptOutside is the brainchild of outdoor retail giant REI, who in 2015 decided to close all 150-plus stores for a day and pay more than 13,000 employees to spend the day outside. It’s become a valued annual event for REI, state parks across America and the millions of people who’ve taken the day to grab some fresh air.

 

And this year’s event couldn’t have come at a better time.

 

“In the middle of everything, we have watched as people all over the world, some for the first time, looked to time outdoors to reflect, restore and connect with one another,” said Eric Artz, REI president and CEO. “We are focusing on what matters most.”

 

Earlier this year, Governor Laura Kelly encouraged Kansans to head to state parks for healthy recreation and relaxation – and thankfully, many have. As a result, Kansas State Parks director Linda Lanterman said attendance has been exceptionally high.

 

“We’re really proud that people could turn to Kansas state parks for hiking, cycling, camping, fishing and safely relaxing with loved ones out-of-doors,” said Lanterman. “Hopefully, #OptOutside will be a continuation of all of that with thousands taking advantage of what we have to offer, and at no cost.”

 

For more information on Kansas state parks, visit www.ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks.

New Skating Rink on the Horizon For Fort Scott

Buck Run Community Center is the site chosen for the skating rink. It is located at 735 S. Scott, just east of the aquatic center.

A new skating rink is on the horizon for Fort Scott.

“This project came from community discussion about a need for more kid-friendly activities,” said Allyson Turvey, Fort Scott Tourism and Community Development Manager.  “Memorial Hall was used as a roller rink back in the ’80s, so the initial idea was really just to give that another go. It will benefit the community’s youth, and will hopefully draw families from the larger region as well. ”

“Originally we had hoped to use Memorial Hall, but the cost to resurface the floor is simply too high,” she said.  “So for now we are focusing our attention on the old gym at Buck Run. Ideally if this goes well we could eventually look to investing in the floor of Memorial Hall since it is a larger venue.”

Allyson Turvey. Submitted photo.

 

Turvey is the project leader.

 

“Leah Bowman has helped a lot with research,” she said. “But this project simply wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous amount of community support we’ve received”

“Craig Campbell and Angie Rhodes Kemmerer along with her class have been heavily involved in the planning, and have also thrown out many ideas we had not considered. It’s also fantastic to have a project with not just community involvement, but student involvement. Students are excited and working really hard to make this thing a success.”

Logistics such as staffing, insurance needs, and safety requirements are being considered.

“But we really have two priorities at this point, the rink itself, and the skates,” Turvey said. ” Without these pieces locked down, we won’t be able to move forward. We’ve now decided on the ideal location, so we need to find the skates. The cost to purchase enough skates to run this type of facility isn’t really feasible, so Angie and Craig have put us in touch with roller skate rental companies. We’re hopeful to have a solution for skates soon.”

 

The skating rink project is for the area youth.

 

“The target population for the rink is of course local youth,” she said.  “It’s been a widely held opinion that Fort Scott needs more activities for kids. This will certainly meet that objective. The students that have been helping with the project are really excited about the possibilities and have lots of ideas of how we can make it successful.”

 

“Our goal is to make this happen by the beginning of the year,” Turvey said. ” We do have logistics that will need to be worked out very quickly. And as I mentioned the whole project currently hinges on securing roller skates”.

 

 

What is the cost to the city?

“At this point, I don’t have an exact cost estimate to offer, but the use of Buck Run will allow for fairly low startup costs,” she said. ” Use of Memorial Hall for this project would have required a significant initial investment. We don’t feel this is a feasible solution at this time, and are working to make this project as cost effective as possible.”

 

 

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.

 

Tri-Yak-A-Thon Competition Scheduled For Oct. 10

Tri-Yak-A-Thon winners in a past competition. Submitted photos.

The Gunn Park Trail volunteers are hoping to hold an annual multi-sport competition on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. in the park.

“We may not be able to hold the Tri-Yak-A-Thon this year,” Penny Pollack-Barnes, spokeswoman for the group, said. “In these uncertain times, we decided to hold the event if we have enough interest in the event.  If we have 40 registered participants by September 26 we will hold the event, assuming we don’t experience a COVID surge and the weather cooperates.  So far, we have nine registered participants.”

“We will be observing social distancing recommendations at the event,” she said.  “We expect participants to help us in our efforts to make sure our event does not result in the spread of the Coronavirus.”

A runner in a prior Tri-Yak-A-Thon. Submitted photos.

Triathalon competitions are multi-sport events that require all-around fitness for the solo participants, Barnes said.

“The variety in activities allows team members with different skills to participate,” she said.  “We make the event ‘off-road’ to show off Fort Scott’s wonderful trail system.”

Kayakers in a prior Tri-Yak-A-Thon, navigate the Marmaton River. Submitted photos.

The Tri-yak-A-Thon is a race where participants run on Gunn Park’s beautiful trails, kayak up and down the Marmaton River, and then tackle the trails again on a bike,” -Barnes, said.  “We will donate all proceeds from the 2020 Tri-Yak-A-Thon to Fort Scott Paws & Claws.”

“The goal of the event is to have fun and raise money to support the animal shelter,” she said.  “The trail run is a 5K, the kayak portion is another 5K, and the bike portion is a 10K.  Participate as a relay team, or if you are tough enough, you can do the entire race as a solo participant.  You must bring your own kayak, life jacket, helmet, and mountain bike.  Riders must wear a helmet.”

The race starts during a previous Tri-Yak-A-Thon. Submitted photos.

The cost is $35 for individual participants and $75 for each team.

 

Packet pickup will be from 8:00 to 9:45 AM at Shelter House #6.  

Registration will only be available online this year.  Participants must register before the event to avoid people congregating at the registration area.  Online registration will close on September 26.

Registration is online at https://www.trireg.com/tri-yak-a-thon.

Kayaks are lined up waiting for the kayaking leg of the Tri-Yak-A-Thon in a prior competition. Submitted photos.

The race will begin at 10:00 AM. 

“Whether you enter the race or just come and cheer, please join us and support our park, our trails, and our animal shelter,” Barnes said. “While much of the race occurs out of view on the trails, the participants go through our staging area multiple times.  This offers many opportunities to cheer people on.”

Public Bike Repair Station: New Resource For Gunn Park Trails Users

The Gunn Park Trails Bike Repair Station is located near the entrance of the park. It was completed last Sunday, Sept. 6. Submitted photos.
A public bike repair station is available at Gunn Park, located on Fort Scott’s west side, off of Park Street.
The bike repair station is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Gunn Park entrance. This is where most of the Gunn Park Trail riders park, and is available to the public, according to Frank Halsey the organizer of the Marmaton Massacre Bike Race event that funded the station.
“It provides a public location, and tools necessary for basic emergency bike repairs such as tire repairs with an air pump.  Retractable tools are also available for the tightening of loose parts,”  Halsey said. “It is constructed so the bike can be elevated while being repaired.”
“This new Fort Scott asset was made available from the proceeds of the hugely successful Marmaton Massacre Mountain Bike Race hosted by Gunn Park Trails on July 11th and 12th,” he said. “Credit goes to the race volunteers, sponsors, and of course the participants.”
Volunteers completed the installation of the bike repair station on Sunday, Sept. 6. The City of Fort Scott poured the concrete pad for the station.
“Fort Scott is fortunate to have Gunn Park Trails providing fun exercise and attracting visitors to our community,” Halsey said. “This new feature simply adds more value to this important asset.”

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