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Easter Egg Hunt – Ottawa

You are invited to Ottawa Retirement Village for their Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 28th starting at 1:30pm at Village West on the west side of the building. The Easter Egg hunt is for kids ages 0-12. Punch and cookies will be available.

Cornhole Tourny Benefit for Brayden Hugunin- Burlington

Cornhole Tourny

Your invited to a Cornhole Tournament & Silent Auction on Saturday, April 4th at Rock Creek Country Club.  This event is a fundraiser to help Brayden Hugunin get a new track chair and accessories!  The tournament starts at 1:00pm and its a double elimination. Just $40 per team with a limit of 30 teams. This event is hosted by Jimmy Hugunin and for more information or to pre-register please call 620-203-0025 or 620-364-5611.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt – Iola

The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Iola will take place on Saturday, April 4th, on the Courthouse lawn starting at noon.

Easter Egg Hunt – Yates Center

Yates Center Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sat. April 4th starting at 10:00am on the Historic Yates Center Square. The Easter Egg hunt is for ages 0 through 5th grade

Easter Egg Hunt – Garnett

Join the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Easter Bunny for the annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4th on the Anderson County Courthouse lawn from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Times & Age groups are as follows:

1:15p – Ages 1-2

1:30p – Ages 3-4

1:45p – Ages 5 -6

2:00p – Ages 7-8

Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Games & activities for all kids after the hunt. Plus, parents bring your cameras to have a pictures taken with the Easter Bunny!

*In case of rain the hunt will be moved to Garnett Recreation Center*

Easter Egg Hunt – Humboldt

The Humboldt Lions Club 65th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4th at 10:00am, at the Humboldt Square.
In case of inclement weather, it will be held at the Humboldt High School Gymnasium.

Easter Bunny – Emporia

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American Legion Easter Egg Hunt – Wellsville

Join the Wellsville American Legion Post 194 for an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th starting at 1:00pm at the Wellsville High School.

Easter Egg Hunt – Toronto

Toronto’s Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11am at the Toronto Park on Sat. April 4

Burlington Spring Clean-Up

Burlington Spring Clean Up

BURLINGTON RESIDENTS ONLY CONTRACTORS & BUSINESSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE PICK-UP
FREE BRUSH REMOVAL
Brush must be beside the curb and parallel to the street
PRIOR TO 7AM, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015
BRUSH/LIMBS MUST BE BESIDE CURB and PARALLEL TO STREET
PRIOR TO 7 AM, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015.
BRUSH AND LIMBS MUST BE CUT IN MANAGEABLE LENGTH OF 10 FEET MAX.
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CONTRACTORS & BUSINESSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE PICK-UP
FREE TRASH HAULING
Trash must be at the curb
PRIOR TO 7AM, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
NO PICK UP OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
TIRES — GARBAGE — HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE — BRUSH OR LIMBS
Tires: Residents may take to the Landfill (A disposal fee is charged)
Trash: Residents may take trash to the Landfill through Saturday FREE of charge.
Chemicals & Paints: Residents must take them to Coffey County Weed Department.
Asbestos: Call the Landfill to make arrangements for disposal.
LANDFILL HOURS DURING CLEANUP WEEK
Monday – Saturday. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PHONE: 364-2048
RECYCLING CENTER and WEED DEPARTMENT
OPEN Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 7:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Wed. 7:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m.–Noon PHONE: 364-8409
TRASH MUST AT THE CURB PRIOR TO 7 A.M., MONDAY, APRIL 13.
ITEMS MUST BE SEPARATED AND PLACED PARALLEL TO THE CURB IN 3 PILES:
1) CLEAN WOOD, BOARDS, PARTICLE BOARD, TREATED LUMBER
FURNITURE & MATTRESSES
2) BAGGED TRASH & LEAVES (NO GARBAGE)
PLASTIC MATERIALS
3) APPLIANCES AND METALS
ALL ITEMS MUST BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE from the street with a front-end loader.
DO NOT PLACE ITEMS UNDER GUY WIRES

Spring Clean Up – Iola

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The City of Iola’s annual Spring Clean-Up will be April 6th-10th. City crews will pick up yard debris, freon free appliances, furniture, small lumber, & misc. items. Items need to be in separate piles and not placed near gas or water meters. You must call 365-4903 and get your address on the list by Friday, April 3rd at noon.

Annual All-Corvette Show – Ottawa

Don’t miss the Annual All-Corvette Show on April 11th from 9:00a – 3:00p at Carstar, 402 N. Main St in Ottawa. Come see corvettes from six generations representing 60 years of automotive history and performance! This is a free spectator event. Participant registration is $10/car. Every corvette is welcome, regardless of year or condition. All proceeds will be donated to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.

Spring City Wide Garage Sale – Garnett

Bargains galore can be found in the Spring City Wide Garage Sale in Garnett April 11th. Sponsored by the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce.  Register for only $5 with the GACC no later than Friday, April 3rd to get on the official map, social media blasts, in local newspaper listings, and also to receive exclusive coupon packet. Garage sale maps will be available for FREE at the Chamber Office and website beginning April 9th.

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling Bike Show – Emporia

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Allen County Farmers Market – Iola

Allen County Farmers Market starts April 16th. Thursdays, 5:30p – 7pm on the SW corner of the square

4th Annual Breast Cancer Walk / Run – Humboldt

The 4th Annual Breast Cancer Walk/Run in Humboldt will be held April 18th starting at 8:00a. Registration is $20 with t-shirt before April 6th.  After April 6th the cost is $25 with no guarantee of a t-shirt. All proceeds will be donated for research and this year part of the money will be donated locally. For more information please contact Misha Collins at 620-305-9496. They also have an event page on Facebook.

Link for registration form- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwlkjiID1MrOZF9qdTlxaEdSSjA/edit?usp=docslist_api]]

ECKAN 5K Walk/Run- Ottawa

Come support Community Action and help fight poverty at the ECKAN 5k Walk/Run on April 25th ! The Race will be at the ECKAN Central Office, 1320 S. Ash St in Ottawa. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the run/walk to begin at 9 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three places for men, women and younger than 18 categories. For more information or questions, contact Sherri Scott at (785) 242-7450 ext. 7100 or e-mail shescott@eckan.org.

Westphalia Community Blood Draw & Fire Dept Donation Breakfast

Coffey County Health System will offer reduced fee Comprehensive Profile and PSA lab work up on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30am to 10:00am at the Westphalia Fire Department.

Westphalia Fire Department will also host a free will Donation Breakfast during this time as well.

3rd Annual M.O.M.S Stroll & Roll – Iola

Stroll & Roll Info Stroll & Roll Reg Form

St. Joseph Parish Annual Spring Festival – Olpe

The St. Joseph Parish in Olpe, KS, will host their annual Spring Festival on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the St. Joseph School Building, 307 Iowa St. The dinner and kids’ games will be from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Knight’s Hall. In case of rain, the children’s games will be moved to the Knight’s Hall. There will be a raffle featuring a handmade quilt (donated by the Quilting Corner) as the grand prize, along with many more cash and merchandise prizes. The drawing will be held immediately following Bingo, you need not be present to win. Raffle tickets will be available from St. Joseph CCD students or the day of the festival. The menu will consist of ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken and noodles, green beans, coleslaw, Jello salads, pickles, beets, rolls, homemade pie, cake, or cookies, water, tea, and coffee. Ticket prices for the meal are: Adults-$8.00, Children (10 and under)-$3.00. Carry out meals are also available. Join them for a delicious meal, fun games, and visiting with friends. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Ministries.

Haunt For Hirschsprung’s Hot Rod Run’s Pin Up Contest – Iola

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Black Oak Arkansas – Thayer

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6th Annual BKB Breakfast & 3-on-3 Benefit Basketball Tourney – Burlington

Mark your calendars for the Brooklyn K. Barrett Kabuki Syndrome Awareness & Juvenile Arthritis 3-on-3 Benefit Basketball Tournament & Breakfast, Saturday, May 2nd at the Burlington high school and Middle school gyms. For the breakfast they will be serving Breakfast Burritos, Biscuits & Gravy, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Donuts and Juice. For the Basketball tournament it will be a double elimination tournament. $30 entry fee per team prior to May 2nd. Early sign-up at Burlington Rec. Center. $35 Entry fee per team day of the tournament. Divisions (Girls and Boys): 4th Grade & Under, 5th & 6th Grade, 7th & 8th Grade, High School and Adult.

For the basketball tournament please contact Tim Martin to help sponsor the event or The Burlington Rec Center for additional information at timartin2225@gmail.com 620-203-8366 or 620-364-8484.

For the Breakfast please contact Mandy Thomsen (mathomsen@usd244ks.org) or 620-490-0231 for additional info or to donate a food item.

City Wide Garage Sale – Ottawa

Be on the lookout for all kinds of treasures in and around Ottawa at the Spring City Wide Garage sale. May 9th from 9am – 6:00pm

Ottawa Outdoor Vintage & Antique Flea Market

Have a fun day pickin’ at the Ottawa Outdoor Vintage Flea Market, May 9th 9:00a – 3:00p. Vendors downtown and in north Ottawa will have unique antiques and vintage and primitive items at bargain prices.

6th Annual Wellness Waddle – Burlington

6th Annual Wellness Waddle 2k / 5k will be held on Saturday, May 9th at the Burlington Recreation Center. Registration begins at 7:00am with the race starting at 8. $20 registration fee (19 and under just $10) Pre-registration is due by April 24th. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers. Proceeds will benefit the “Coffey County Crushers”.

2015 Legislative Dialogues – Emporia

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau Government Matters Committee along with the League of Women Voters will again host the 2015 Legislative Dialogues with Senator Longbine along with Representatives Ron Highland, Don Hill and Peggy Mast.

The dates for this year’s Legislative Dialogue Series have been set for February 21, March 28 and May 16. Coffee and pastries will be available at 8 a.m. with the dialogue discussion beginning at 8:30 a.m. Locations will be announced at a later time.

Dialogues are a series of community political forums organized each year by the Chamber’s Government Matters Committee and the League of Women Voters. All Dialogues are free to attend. This series of dialogues provide a great opportunity for the public to voice their concerns and ideas to their elected officials.

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of 450 area businesses that join forces to accomplish collectively what no one business could do individually. The mission of the Chamber is to be proactive in creating an environment for business and community success. The organization is currently focusing on business advocacy and development, and leadership and membership development.

Relay For Life of Allen County – Iola

Relay For Life of Allen County will take place Friday, June 5th starting at 6:00pm on the Allen County Courthouse Square.  Stop by for games and family fun!

Relay For Life of Franklin County – Ottawa

Relay For Life of Franklin County will take place Saturday, June 6 starting at 6:00pm at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.  Stop by for games and family fun

Relay For Life of Wilson County – Fredonia

Relay For Life of Wilson County will take place Friday, July 10th  from 7:00p – 1:00a in the parking lot of the Assembly of God located at 1102 Washington St.  Stop by for games and family fun!

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