During the first December Chamber Coffee, hosted by Bartelsmeyer Jewelry on South National, area businesses and organizations announced upcoming December events coming prior to Christmas.
Cindy Bartelsmeyer said in upcoming weeks, they are holding a sale that will allow participants to purchase specific earrings for $5. That money will then be donated straight to the Beacon, Bourbon County’s food closet that provides food, clothing and other items to those in need.
“Shop local and support our local businesses,” encouraged Rita Baker, hostess of the December Chamber Coffees. “Because if we don’t, they won’t be here either.”
Bartelsmeyer said most of their customers are residents of the Bourbon County area such as from Fort Scott, Mound City, Prescott, Uniontown and Pleasanton.
Other upcoming events included:
- The Historic Preservation Association’s annual Home for the Holidays Tours will be held this weekend for those with tickets. There will also be an art and bake sale at the Kennedy Gym and a Stocking Stuffer sale at the Fort Scott Middle School.
- Tickets are still available for the Fort Scott National Historic Site’s Candlelight Tour Friday and Saturday evening.
- The Young Professionals League will host their annual meeting at Papa Don’s Friday at noon, when the 2016 officers will be elected.
- My Father’s House is holding a gift drive on behalf of 25 families this Christmas and is looking for businesses, families and other members of the community who would like to participate. They also need volunteers to help with the kettle drive at certain area businesses over the next few weeks.
- The Common Ground Coffee Co. will host artists for musical events Friday evenings, Dec. 4 and Dec. 12.
- With the progress of the Marmaton Riverfront project, the project committee is now asking for suggestions for naming the roads to the north and south of the river. Suggestions can be sent to P.O. Box 901 or to Marmatonriver@gmail.com.
- Next Thursday, the area Kiwanis Club will host a pancake feed event at the Buck Run Community Center.
- The LEAD Bourbon County program will start in January, meeting the second Thursday of every month for 10 months. The cost for the entire 10 months including free lunches and a graduation celebration is $300.