Good Morning,

Just a reminder that we need your 2018 events, as we are working on the calendar of events brochure. Want to have it to the printer before Christmas, so they can be in the mail and in the hands of the VIC's in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri in the first part of January. This brochure goes in the hands of potential visitors to our area. Not only does it give dates of our larger events, but also has a breakdown of restaurants, overnight accommodations and shopping, plus a map showing lotion and points of interest. This is a project of the retail committee, if you would like to have your business listed in the brochure it is $40, for three lines on info for members. Tourism committee picks up postage, we go through 5,000 each year - they are handed out at trade shows and in all mailings. Let the office know if you want your business listed.

Thank you to the city employees for putting away the trolley for the winter. Thanks also to Doug for allowing us to store it in the ambulance barn.

If your business is planning on doing a wreath to be placed on a street light for the Holiday season, we need those in the office by Monday, Nov. 27, as the Christmas Celebration committee will be putting them up that afternoon. These businesses have stepped up with providing a wreath: Maple UnCommon Guest House & Gallery, Cherokee County News Advocate, Parcom Verizon, Empire District Electric, Optic Communications, Commerce Bank and the Chamber.

Christmas parade is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Line up is on either side of Vermont or Maple between Vermont and High School beginning at 6 p.m. Floats will be judged on site around 6:30 p.m. There will be vendors on the square beginning at 5 p.m., Pictures with Santa at Labette beginning at 5 p.m. by FCCLA, Natalie's Studio of Dance at 6 p.m. and Highland School kids will do carols at 6:30 p.m. Farmers Co-op will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, with chips on the corner of Maple & Penn. - proceeds will go toward the 4th of July fireworks.

This week:

Thursday, November 23 Happy Thanksgiving, office closed

Friday, November 24 Christmas Extravaganza, 4-H building, 1 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 25 Christmas Extravaganza, 4-H building 9 to 4 p.m.

Monday, November 27 Lions Club

Wednesday, November 30 Christmas Celebration

Friday, December 1 Cookie Walk, First Christian Church, 8 a.m. till ?

Wednesday, December 6 All School Reunion/150th City Celebration meets, noon

Saturday, December 9 Holiday Fair, 4-H building, 9 to 3 p.m.

Have a good week and enjoy Thanksgiving,

Jean