FSCC October Events Include Manufacturing Day, Rodeo, Gala

Manufacturing Day Scheduled for Oct. 6

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Fort Scott Community College, City of Fort Scott, and Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce will host an event on Friday, Oct. 6.

This event will showcase the variety of manufacturing education and career opportunities available in Bourbon County. FSCC and several local manufacturers will offer on-site tours of their facilities. Closed-toe shoes are required for the tours, and safety glasses will be provided.

Area schools and community members are welcome to attend. Attendees should check in between 8 and 8:45 a.m. in the commons area of Bailey Hall on the FSCC Campus, 2108 South Horton, Fort Scott. Tours are set for 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided in FSCC’s Bailey Hall at noon.

The deadline to register for this event is October 2. To register, visit fortscott.com/manufacturing-day-2017. For more information, contact Adam Borth, FSCC Vice President of Academic Affairs, at 620-223-2700, ext. 3400, or Ralph Beacham, FSCC Director of Grants & Business & Industry Services, at 620-724-0390.

FSCC Rodeo to Host the Dan VandeWynkel Alumni Rodeo

The Fort Scott Community College Rodeo Team will host the annual Dan VandeWynkel Alumni Rodeo 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Arnold Arena.

During the rodeo, FSCC students and local high school students will compete alongside FSCC alumni. Events will include bareback riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, calf roping, goat tying, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for FSCC students, $2 for children and $10 for families (two adults plus children). The team will also host an athlete auction at 6 p.m., where community members can bid on a few hours of labor from rodeo athletes. All funds raised will benefit rodeo student scholarships.

For information, please call Chad Cross or Jaice Cross at 620-223-2700, ext. 7020.

FSCC to Host Third Annual Black & White Gala

The Fort Scott Community College Endowment Association will host the third annual Black & White Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center.

“We’re excited to bring this wonderful event to the college’s campus, and we hope the community can join us for a fun evening,” said Bob Cable, FSCC Director of Development & Alumni Relations.

The event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7 p.m. The cocktail hour will be followed by an evening of dancing and live musical entertainment with The Barnstormers, a local country and southern rock band. The event will also include door prizes and raffles for a variety of packages.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit FSCC students through scholarships.

“The funds raised through this event enable us to provide scholarships to our students to help them achieve their educational goals,” Cable said. “We are so grateful for the support we receive from the community.”

Tickets are selling quickly for this popular event. Prices are $50 for one person, $190 for four tickets, and $375 for eight tickets. There will be a cash bar. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. To reserve seats or for more information about sponsorship opportunities, please call 620-223-2700, ext. 5830 or ext. 5815.


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