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Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Chamber E- Newsletter  |  August 2016
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4H Fair
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The 2016 4-H Fair 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 our industrious youth. On July 30 @ 5:30 pm make sure you get a Root Beer Float donated by Farmers and Drovers Bank.
School Supply Drive
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Angels Care Home Health is doing a School Supply Drive this week for the upcoming school year.  Saturday, July 30th, come by Rays Apple Market, from 10-3, to enjoy some free watermelon and donate school supplies. If you can't make it in person, there are drop boxes at the store, the Council Grove/Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism office,  the Senior Center, and at Ray’s Market. Angels Care Home Health will be collecting until distribution on August 6th.
Annual Lake Steak Fry
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The Council Grove Lake Association is sponsoring their social event of the year, the Annual Steak Fry, on July 30 at the Council Grove Country Club, 830 Hays St. Social time begins at 4 pm and steaks are on the grill at 6 pm. Proceeds will go the Patriot Outdoors Adventures for the Bass Tournament. The public is invited; RSVP is required (

Second Saturday
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August 13 is the Second Saturday Under the Stars & Arts in the Park Experience. The evening will begin at 6:30 with an Art Experience near the Girl Scout Cabin with Lisa Adams. A concert featuring Nathan Bolieu, Alvin Holmes, & Dominic Stover will also begin at 6:30 pm. Thrope & McElroy, a Bluegrass duo, will perform at 7:30 pm. After the concerts, the movie Despicable Me 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.

Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament
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The Morris County Hospital Foundation will host their annual Golf Tournament on August 27 beginning at 8 am at the Council Grove Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Emergency Room Expansion and Renovation. Register at

Evening on the Riverwalk
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Evening on the Riverwalk will be August 27 this year from 7-9 pm. Join us for a relaxing stroll along the calm and scenic Neosho River for snacks and beverages as you explore area business and organizational booths.

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
207 W. Main, Council Grove, KS | 620.767.5413 | |