KOMB-FM radio station, with assistance from the Fort Scott Community College, the city of Fort Scott and other local businesses and organizations, are again hosting the annual Home, Farm, Sport and Garden Show Friday and Saturday at the Arnold Arena.
“It’s kind of an exciting time for us at the radio station,” Tim McKenney with KOMB, host of this week’s Chamber Coffee, said Thursday, adding they did not necessarily recognize the task they were getting into when they took over the event a few years ago. “It’s been a lot of fun and I think it’s been a big plus for a lot of businesses.”
Friday, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., about 70 booths will be set up inside and outside FSCC’s arena, providing a variety of information, services and products to visitors. Some of the more than 50 organizations represented include Miller Feed & Farm, Fort Wise, the Lowell Milken Center, Mercy Hospital, Midwest Exteriors, Mary Kay, Ruddick’s, Scentsy, Sunshine Boutique, Verizon, Redbud Farms and Nurseries, Brigg’s Auto and several others.
Cars, boats and tractors will be on display outside the arena from local businesses while a prize wheel will also be available to give away prizes including Kansas City Royal packages, Branson show tickets and other gifts provided by the vendors.
“We’re going to have a fun time giving away a lot of great things,” McKenney said. “Overall it’s just going to be fun.”
FSCC will also hold a community appreciation event with a children’s festival in conjunction with the event on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, with bounce houses, cheerleading clinics, carnival games, children’s manicures, science experiments, a teddy bear clinic with Mercy emergency medical services for children who bring their stuffed animals from home for a check-up and other activities with members from the the local police and fire departments.
“It’s going to be a great event for your children and grandchildren, as well,” Deb McKenney with KOMB said.
Other upcoming events in April include:
- Landmark National Bank is honoring Jim Womeldorff throughout the day Friday for his 30 years of service. Come by their Main Street location for refreshments at any time. Cake will be served between 1 and 3 p.m.
- Fort Scott’s first 2nd Story Festival of Arts and Ideas will be held at the Empress Center and the Beaux Arts Centre Friday and Saturday, including guest speakers as well as hands-on workshops. The festival finale Saturday evening will have books and art for sale from participating artists and will serve as a fundraiser for next year’s event.
- The Fort Scott Community College will hold their Greyhounds Go Gourmet fundraiser for the football team at Nate’s Place, April 22. The coaches will be serving meals and an auction will also be held.
- The new Car Help Mobile Mechanic will hold a grand opening event April 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at their new location at 1114 S. Clark Street. Barbecue and prizes will be available.
- Mercy Convenient Care in partnership with the local police and sheriff’s departments will hold a Drug Enforcement Administration drug take-back program Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., accepting any unused medication or narcotics to be properly disposed.
Other events to put on your calendar include the Townwide Garage Sale May 13-14, the Mercy Golf Tournament fundraiser for an underwater treadmill on June 11, the Good Ol’ Days event June 3-4, and a Fellowship Festival with the First United Methodist Church Sept. 17.