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Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
231 East Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
FAX 620-223-3574




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September 2014 Events
  Fort Scott Farmers' Market - Skubitz Plaza - Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. & Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Highlights in History - August 30 - September 1
Features talks, tours, demonstrations, and living history programs about Fort Scott’s role in the pivotal events of American History in the place where it happened! Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the role of the Dragoons and Infantry in policing in the permanent Indian frontier and in our nation’s westward expansion or explore the time known as “Bleeding Kansas” and the events and impacts of the Civil War that followed. Visit or call 620-223-0310 for a listing and description of the programs to be offered.
30-1 Old Settlers Pic, 109th annual in Uniontown, KS. Click HERE to view the Facebook page with event information or visit the Chamber to pick up your own flyer.
1 Labor Day -- Holiday -- Chamber office closed -- Visitor Information Center open
2 City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6pm
2-4 Sleep Inn & Suites will be having a job fair to hire for ALL positions at the hotel. The job fair will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Empress Event Center, 7 N. Main in Fort Scott. Applications must be picked up and submitted in person during these times.
4 Chamber Coffee -- First United Methodist Church, 8 a.m.
4 Bad Art by Good People Art Auction hosted by the Bourbon County Arts Council, Ellis Fine Arts Center. Art preview and voting begins at 7pm and the art auction begins at 7:30pm. FREE admission and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
5 YPL First Friday Luncheon, at noon, (Young Professional League of Bourbon County), location, Papa Don's order your own lunch when you arrive or call in your order ahead. Anyone interested in YPL is welcome to attend. Email for more information.
5 Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, each Friday evening May thru Sept., 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion in Downtown Fort Scott.
5 Liberty Theatre presents EXILE, live band, cash bar and dancing, 8pm, more information on  The adjacent Crooner's Lounge will also be open for dinner from 5 to 9pm with drink special happy hour from 5 to 6pm, reservations recommended, call Jill at (620) 215-1788.
5-6 FSCC Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy - fall production audtions. On the 5th from 4-6pm and on the 6th from 10am-12pm. You only need to attend one and they will teach you everything you need for the audition, just bring yourself! Questions? Email
5-14 Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, KS, click here for more information.

Chicken Noodle Fundraiser Dinner, Hammond Community Center, at 5:00 p.m.

6 Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Off Road 101 Course, 9:30am to 4:30pm, park also open for daily use.
9 Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County-Board meeting at 7PM, at the Old Congregational Church, Meetings are open to members and we invite the public to attend.
11 Chamber Coffee, United Way Campaign Kick-off, 8 a.m. (will be held at Mercy McAuley Rooms A&B)

Fort Scott Remembers 9/11 in cooperation with the National Day of Service and Remembrance,Thurs. Sept. 11, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. On the bricks at entrance to Fort Scott National Historic Site Rev. Dr. Jared Witt, Guest Speaker & Placement of American Flags on the Parade Ground to honor the Fallen Heroes from the War on Terror and their Families.


Symbols of Sacrifice event at the Fort, Parade Ground flags remember our nation's war dead.  Walk among the Field of Honor and reflect on their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. See 7,000 American flags on the Field of Honor. For more information, contact Anne Emerson (620) 829-5280, (620) 249-4134, or

Saturday, Sept 13 Schedule
7:00am Reading of Names of Military Heroes lost in the War on Terror
9:00am Mercy/SOS Run
10:45am American Military Sacrifices through the Years
11:30am Musical Prelude
12:00pm Opening Ceremony on the Bricks at the Fort

12 Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, each Friday evening May thru Sept., 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion in Downtown Fort Scott.
13-14 Timber Hills Lake Ranch Pheasants Forever State Field Trials,
13 Symbols of Sacrifice programs continue along with Mercy Day Run, 5K run and 1 mile fun walk, start time 9am.  For more information contact Tina Rockhold at (620) 223-8094 or email  The 5K and 1 mile fun walk will leave from the Fort Scott National Historic Site.
13 2 Annual Ride for the Wreath 2014 at 11:00am at the Fort Scott National Cemetery #1. Registration begins at 9:00am and the starting point will be in the parking lot just off National and West Oak St. behind Nu Grille and Sharky's Pub. Every $15 spent buys another wreath for the cemetery. Click HERE for more information.
13 Fort Scott Fly-In 2014, 7:00am - 1:00pm at the Fort Scott Airport. Presentation by aerobatic pilot, Randy Harris, airplane rides for young people, and aircraft on display. Kiwanis Club serving biscuits and gravy 7-10am. Musical entertainment all morning.
13 Home Fort Scott Community College Football Game v. Coffeyville Community College, 1 p.m.
13 Young Democrats meeting at FSCC, Heritage room in the Admin. Bldg at noon. Officer elections will take place for President and Vice President. Anyone interested welcome to attend the meeting! For more information contact Luke Cosens (620) 719-6658.
15 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting, 12 p.m. 
16 Bourbon County Republican Central Committee meeting, 7pm in the Heritage Room at FSCC in the Admin Bldg. Election of officers and appointments of precinct men/women as needed. Discussion will be on the general election coming up in November. For more information contact Deb Martin at
16 City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6pm
18 Chamber Coffee -- City of Fort Scott, Gunn Park Shelter #5, 8 a.m.
18 Community Government and Education Update, Empress Event Center (7 N. Main St.); parking available in Skubitz Plaza with a rear entrance into Empress. FREE event, be "in the know" and attend! Click HERE to RSVP (encouraged but not required).
19-20 Town-wide Garage Sale
19 Medicalodges is having a cookout for Care to Share , 10 am to 2 pm. There will be hamburgers, polish, chips and pop. Each item will be a dollar each.
19 Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, each Friday evening May thru Sept., 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion in Downtown Fort Scott.
20 Farmers' Market, 8am to noon, Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort
20 Care to Share/Sharing Bucket Golf Tournament Fundraiser
20 Lowell Milken Center Project Kick-off, 3:30pm.
20 Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Adopt-A-Trail work day- Our AAT groups take a day to show pride in their park and help out with some trail maintenance,
21 Fort Scott Country Music Show at Memorial Hall. Featuring Tony & Anthony Juarez. Concert begins at 2:00pm, admission is $12 (15 & under FREE).
22 Celebrate Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children!  The 4th Monday of September.  Click here for details.
25 Chamber Coffee -- Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, 8 a.m.
25 Pioneer Harvest Fiesta parade, Downtown, 6pm Call 620-223-2326 for entry form and information.
25 Small Business Owners Counseling, by Kansas Small Business Development Center, FSCC Admin. Bldg., 9am to 3pm. Free, confidential assistance to owners of existing businesses facing challenges, growth plans, or wanting help evaluating the "wellness" of their business, and to individuals planning to begin a business
25 How to Start Your Business free workshop by the Kansas Small Business Development Center, FSCC Admin. Building, 1 to 3 pm, for persons wishing to begin a business, they strongly recommend you attend one of these 2-hour sessions prior to meeting with a counselor.  This session will provide an overview of the business startup and operation process and will include worksheets to help you compile the information you will need to make informed decisions about your business plans. Advanced registration required to 620-235-4920.  Visit for more workshop information
26 Paint the Town Red- Show your spirit by signing up to decorate your store front, contact Katricia Bradbury at or 620-215-2154 for info, recieve and return registration forms at the Chamber or the High School. Registration due the 26th, judging will take place the following Tuesday and Wednesday.
26 Citizenship Ceremony at Fort Scott National Historic Site, 10:30am:  Reflect on the privileges of US citizenship as you witness new citizens take the oath of allegiance to their newly adopted country.  Click here for the inside of the program of events, click here for the outside of the program.
26-28 Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, Click here for more information.

The Boone and Dauben’s Burger is making a comeback!  Verdon Dauben will be serving up Boone’s burgers to benefit St. Mary’s!! PTO will be sponsoring a tailgate event from 4 – 6pm in the parking lot of Kennedy Gym before the Fort Scott Tiger’s football game.  Come get a famous Boone and Dauben’s burger, served with fries, for $5.00 a bag!  This will be first come first served until they run out, so come early and take advantage of this great event!

26 Chamber sponsored Concerts in the Park, each Friday evening May thru Sept., 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion in Downtown Fort Scott.
27 Timber Hills Lake Ranch SEK Sportsman Charity Bow Shoot, 8am-1pm,
28 BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, 4pm, Bourbon County Fairgrounds Show Barn, The second annual Blessing of the Animals sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Scott will be held starting at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 28th in the covered Show Barn at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds. Any animal, furry, finny or otherwise of any size, age or gender is welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the 4-H Building. There are plenty of bleacher seats but bring lawn chairs if you prefer.  Contact Bill Pollock with any questions, or (620) 223-3757.
28 Bourbon County Democrats meeting, FSCC Fine Arts Center at 2pm. If you would like additional information, contact Dr. Lucas Cosens at
29 Blood Mobile will be in Fort Scott. American Red Cross/Bourbon County Chapter Blood Drives contact is Pam Gilchrist, 620-235-1436 or
30 FSMS Fall Choir Concert, 7pm, Ellis Fine Arts Center

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