Good Morning,

All VIP tickets for the Members ONLY concert during the CDF have sold, but there are general admission tickets available. I would suggest that you not wait until the last minute to purchase or you may go without, as we have been selling many.

We could still use some kids for the Little Mr. & Miss Columbus contest. Children between the ages of three and five years in our school district. The winner receives a motorized vehicle, each child receives a trophy and gift bag. It is based on the amount of donation/ticket sales and all proceeds go towards entertainment during the CDF. At present, we have two girls and two boys, but would like more. Have until Aug. 28 to register.

Chris award nominations are also being accepted. Send a letter stating why you are nominating the person, what they have done for the community. Will take until Sept. 8.

We are in need of housing for a new pilot coming from the Dallas area. He will also be bring with him his two children five and six years, along with his wife. If you would be interest, like to have an extended family for the week end, let us know. This now make our total of balloons to 14, we had so many pilots retire this past year, but word is now getting out that we have some openings.

We have several vendors that have booked for the Ag EXPO, but we have room for lots more. Space is available for both inside and out, if you have large items to promote. If you have agriculture related products and want the community to be aware of your business, we would suggest that you become a vendor. Space is only $30 and that includes two tickets for lunch and a light dinner as you tear down.

This week:

Thursday, August 24 Kansas Medical Supply sponsored free physical therapy evaluations 1 to 6 p.m.

Back to School Carnival for USD 493 students at city park from 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 26 Polka Fest at Big Brutus, 7 to 10 p.m.

Thursday, August 31 Columbus Day meeting, noon