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Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Chamber E- Newsletter  |  July 2016
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Juice & Canvas, July 6th
The Community Arts Council is sponsoring a Juice and Canvas painting class for kids 6 and up on July 6 at the Rendezvous, 623 E Main St. Contact Cheerie Baker for registration. .
Ned LeDoux performing on July 8
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Ned LeDoux will be in the heart of cowboy country, the Flint Hills of Kansas this summer to entertain at the Ranch Rodeo in Council Grove on July 8. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA). The Junior Ranch Rodeo will be on Saturday morning, July 9, and the second rodeo performance is in the evening. The Ranch rodeo at Council Grove, the first such competition in the state, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Council Grove rodeo fans will hear “This Cowboy’s Hat,” the song most requested by Ned’s fans. Information about LeDoux’s performance at the Santa Fe Ranch Rodeo in Council Grove can be found at
Second Saturday
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July 9 is the Second Saturday Under the Stars & Arts in the Park Experience. The evening will begin at 6:30 with an Art Experience at the Girl Scout Cabin. The Community Band will perform from 6:30 – 9 pm. After the concert, the movie Muppets Take Manhattan will be shown. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray for your evening under the stars!

Ice Cream Social
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Council Grove First Congregational Church will host an Ice Cream Social on July 10 from 4- 7 pm at 400 W Main Street. There will be delicious ice cream and cakes as cool fun treat on this Sunday afternoon!

White City Gospel Jam/ Second Sunday
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Enjoy an Acoustical Jam with those who love to play Gospel music. Come to play or come to listen! Bring lawn chairs and bug spray on Sunday, July 10, and meet at 300 W Makenzie St, White City, for an afternoon of musical fun from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Cookie Crawl
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Friday, July 15 from 6-9pm, grab your girlfriends and enjoy a night on the town! Council Grove’s Ladies Night Out, that is! Fun is on the agenda as you explore the shops with sales especially for the ladies and sample a unique cookie at each location.

Youth Ball Tournaments
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July is sporting two major Youth Ball Tournaments in Council Grove this year. The Babe Ruth Softball Mid-West Plains Tournament will run July 21-24 for girls 12 U. The Cal Ripkin Baseball Tournament will be July 28- 31 for players 11 yrs. old. Teams from eight to ten states will be competing. Take me out to the Ball Game!

4H Fair
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The Morris County 4-H Fair for 2016 runs from July 26- Aug 1 at the Morris County Fairgrounds east of Council Grove. Come on out and see your favorite animals and crops grown by these industrious youths.  Make sure you get a sample of something sweet while you are there.

Farmer's Market
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Visit the Morris County Farmer’s Market on Tuesday evenings at Main & Mission (Burnett’s Tire Care lot) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Grab some fresh produce, arts & crafts, or homemade goodies to enjoy.

Staging the West
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“Jeremiah Ariaz: Staging the West” art exhibit continues at the Volland Store on Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 pm thru September 4.

Area Events
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Santa Fe Trail Parish will provide a Lake Ministry for Campers with a Sunday Worship Service in Canning Creek Cove this Summer on Sundays at 8:30 am.

Looking Ahead
  • Morris Co Farmers Market, Tuesdays
    thru September
  • Second Saturday, August, & October
  • Evening on the Riverwalk, August 27


  • Voices of the Wind People Weekend,
    Sept 16- 17
  • Alta Vista Ag Heritage /Old Settlers Weekend,
    Sept 24
Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
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