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




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September 2016 Events
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Fridays and Saturdays 50-minute narrated tours of Fort Scott, leave from the Chamber, 10am-4pm, leave on the hour with last tour leaving at 3pm, $6 adults/$4 children.
* Fort Scott Farmers' Market - Skubitz Plaza - Tuesdays, 4 to 6pm & Saturdays, 8am to 12pm.
* Disc Golf League - Every Saturday at 10:30am in Gunn Park starting at Shelter House #5. Free and open to all ages! Come play!
1 Chamber Coffee - Bourbon County Garden Club, Heritage Park Pavilion, 1st & Main, 8am
1 Pioneer Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
2 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.
2 FSCC Volleyball vs Kirkwood CC - 11am at Norfolk, NE, FSCC Volleyball vs Central CC Columbus - 7pm at Norfolk, NE
3 FSCC Volleyball vs Northeast CC - 11am at Norfolk, NE, FSCC Volleyball vs Iowa Lakes CC - 3pm at Norfolk, NE, FSCC Football vs Independence CC - 7pm at Independence CC
3 6th Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament, benefitting Care to Share, 8am, click here for more info.
3 Fort Scott Public Library is doing a major renovation and will be having an auction of some of the current fixtures and equipment on September 3rd, 1pm at the Library, 201 S. National - mark your calendars! Click here for Facebook event.
3 Centennial Grand Ball, Memorial Hall, 7 pm, Come celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Parks Service how they would of celebrated when the fort was constructed! Click here for more information!
3-5 The Fort National Historic Site - "Highlights in History" Features, talks, tours, demonstrations and living history programs about Fort Scott's role in the pivotal events of American History. Contact (620) 223-0310 with questions.
5 Labor Day! Chamber closed; Visitor Center open 10am-4pm

Fort Scott Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm

6 FSHS Girls Golf, 3pm, top 9 only
6 City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6pm
7 Rotary, First Presbyterian Church lower level, 12pm
8 Chamber Coffee, hosted by United Way of Bourbon County at Mercy McAuley Center, 401 Woodland Hills Blvd., refreshments sponsored by Mercy Hospital, 8am
8 Welcome Unity Book Club of Iola for a daytrip tour of Fort Scott!
8 Pioneer Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12noon
Bourbon Co. Republican Committee will meet, 7pm in the Ellis Fine Arts Bldg, FSCC Campus, All Independents & Republicans cordially invited to attend.
9 Pulled Pork Luncheon and Silent Auction fundraiser hosted by Walmart at Buck Run Community Center for Children's Miracle Network, 11am-3pm, silent auction ends at 3pm, pork butts slow cooked for 12 hours by Walmarts famous Manager Stewart Anderson, $5 pulled pork meal includes pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, bag of chips, dessert and drink, free delivery of meals to your work place, call Kristie Maycumber @ 223-2867 to preorder your meals.  Click here for flyer.
9 The Friday night Concert in the Park will be held on the grounds of the Fort Scott National Historic Site as part of the Symbols of Sacrifice event, 7pm, bring a lawn chair as seating may be limited. Click here for details.
9-15 The Fort National Historic Site - "Symbols of Sacrifice" Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Contact (620) 223-0310 with questions.
10 Farmers' Market, Skubitz Plaza in front of the Fort, 8am-noon, This Saturday we will be serving breakfast, have fall produce, baked goods, goat soaps and sewn items.

Fairy Garden Workshop, Redbud Farms & Nurseries, Register for our 9:00 or 11:30 a.m. workshops by calling 620-223-1811, emailing, or messaging us on facebook! Check out the unique gardens created at our previous workshops on our facebook page!

10 Fort Scott National Historic Site ~ Free Concert by the 35th Infantry Division Band's Brass Quintet, 6pm.The concert is part of the Fort's Symbols of Sacrifice remembrance. Please bring folding chairs. 620-223-0310
10 Battle at Gunn Park - PDGA C Tier Disc Golf Tournament. Registration: 7am-8:30am, Player's Meeting: 8:45am, Tee Off: 9am, 1 1/2 hr lunch from last card turned in. Round 2 starts directly after lunch break. Open-$5, Advanced $45, Intermediate-$35, Recreational-$30, Jr.-$30. Contact Mike Carson: 620-249-3713 with questions. Click here for flyer. 
10 Adopt-A-Trail work day, Kansas Rocks Recreation Park;
10 FSCC Men's Basketball Program Inagural Fall Basketball Clinic - 9am-12pm, open to students 3-9 grade. $40 per student. For more info: Michael Cook, FSCC Head Mean's Basketball Coach, 620-223-2700 ext. 7280
10 Fort Scott Middle School Dance, 6-9pm, Buck Run Community Center
10 Liberty Theatre presents Blane Howard, Nashville recording artist who grew up in southern Arkansas with ties to Fort Scott.  Blane has been making a name for himself in the music industry opening for artists such as Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Travis Tritt and many others.  Show starts at 8:30pm, visit or call 620-224-9787 for ticket info.
12 USD234 Board Meeting, Board of Education Bldg, 5:30pm
13 Fort Scott Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
13 Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County-Board meeting at 7pm (2nd Tuesday of each month), at the Old Congregational Church, Meetings are open to members and we invite the public to attend.
14 Rotary, First Presbyterian Church lower level, 12pm
14 Woodland Hills Golf Course - SEK Senior Golf Association - 9:30am Shotgun Start (1st tee closed until 2:30pm)
15 Chamber Coffee, Lake Fort Scott, Sciortino Park, west/first lake entrance, 8am
15 Pioneer Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
16-17 Fall Town-wide Garage Sale
16 Hammond United Methodist Church - Ice Cream Social, 6pm, while supplies last, 1st & Main along with the Friday night Concert in the Park
16 Bourbon County Arts Council Art Walk, Liberty Theatre Courtyard, 5-8pm
16 Friday night Concert in the Park, Heritage Park Pavilion, 1st & Main, 7pm, This Friday night we will feature three artists.  David Prickett who often plays for us and is a favorite. He does classic country, gospel and also songs that he has written.  He will be playing guitar and singing.  We also have Michael and Lita Miller who as a duet, do classic country, gospel and contemporary Christian music.  We will also hear from some of the Pavilions regular performers.  Be sure to bring your lawnchairs as seating is limited. 
17 Jeff Daly Classic Tournament Series, Sign in is going to be at 5:15a.m. At the north side of Muscle Car Station. With a shotgun start at 6:00a.m. 25$ per person teams of 2 or 3 people. Weigh in is in the same place at 3:00p.m no late entries. 5 fish limit must be 15 inches long to weigh in and fish must be alive. 
Pay out to 1st 2nd and 3rd in the biggest stringer and payout to the biggest bass. This will be a 50/50 50% goes to Relay For Life and 50% goes to Care To Share. With a end of year tourney on October 8 which will be a 100% payout but you have to fish 2 of the first four tournament to qualify for the October 8th tournament. For more info call or text    620-215-3849
17 Fall Town-wide Garage Sale & Chris Cakes will be serving up pancakes Downtown as a fundraiser for the Class of 2018 After-Prom Party.  
17 Team USA Baseball Fundraiser Tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 8:30am shotgun start, organized by Steve Anthony

Fall Off-Road 101 Course, Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, www.ksrockspark,com

17 Hammond United Methodist Church FALL FESTIVAL - 11am-3pm, Old-fashioned games with prizes, bounce houses, Two Girls and a Zoo, free hot dogs, popcorn and sno-cones and much more! New: Craft Fair and Chili Cook-off! Contact 620-224-6060 to enter or with questions. Click here for a printable flyer. 
17 SEK Outdoorsmen Bow Shoot, Timber Hills Lake Ranch,9am-2pm, $20 + 5 canned goods, both a kids and an adult shoot, kids under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.  Contact David Stewart for more information at 620-224-1179.
18 Fort Scott Nazarene Motor Sunday Car Show & Benefit Ride, get more info and pre-register at
19 Chamber Board of Directors, Papa Dons, 12pm
19 FSCC Board of Trustees, FSCC Heritage Room, 5:30pm
20 Fort Scott Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
20 Steer Wrestling Qualifier for RFD TV's The American, 5pm, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, click here for info.
20 City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6pm
21 Welcome Classic Car Club Association daytrip tour in Fort Scott!
21 Rotary, First Presbyterian Church lower level, 12pm
22 Chamber Coffee, hosted by Bryan's Pest Control & Kale Nelson State Farm at State Farm, 1118 S. Clark St.
22 Guided and narrated tour of St. Mary's Cemetey. Sponsored by the Old Fort Genealogical Society. Call 620-223-6159 for more information. 
22 Pioneer Kiwanis, Buck Run, Pancake Feed, 12pm
22 Bourbon County Garden Club, 4th Thursday of the month, at 6:30pm. Location varies; to be announced. Contact Jan Hedges for additional information:
23-24 Bake-less Bake Sale for the Old Fort Genealogical Society, consider sending a donation to OFGS, PO Box 786, Fort Scott, KS 66701 ~ they are a wealth of historical resources to our community! Click here for more info.
23 Fort Scott High School Football vs. rival Pittsburg, at Pittsburg, 7pm

Friday night Concert in the Park, Heritage Park Pavilion, 1st & Main, Downtown, 7pm, bring a lawn chair. 

24 Farmers' Market, 8am-noon, Skubitz Plaza, will have Sausage Rolls for breakfast, kids activities, fall produce and lots of pumpkins.
24 Kansas Krawl and Competition, Kansas Rocks Recreation Park,
24 Denim & Dots Fashion Show benefitting Care to Share, Europe Park in Pittsburg, 504 N. Broadway, 7pm, click here for more info.
24 EKTEC Rodeo - Finals (Eastern Kansas Timed Event Circuit), 2pm, Bourbon County Fairgrounds
25 EKTEC Rodeo - Finals (Eastern Kansas Timed Event Circuit), 11am, Bourbon County Fairgrounds
26 Woodland Hills Golf Course - Uniontown Varsity Girls 18 Hole Match - 1pm Shotgun Start (all players must be off course by 1pm)
26 Community Book Club, September's Book:  Lord of The Flies by William Golding, home of Connie Banwart, 1223 Burke St., for more information contact Sara Ellis:
27 Fort Scott Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
27 KANSASWORKS State Wide Job Fair, 2:30-6:30pm, Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, click here for more info
28-29 Shoe Sensation JOB FAIR - 9AM-6PM at Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, apply online here & attend the fair! 
28 Welcome Douglas County Family & Community Education for a daytrip tour of Fort Scott!
28 Rotary, First Presbyterian Church lower level, 12pm
29 Chamber Coffee, 8am, hosted by Velocity Tactics & 4 State Sanitation at Velocity Tactics, 523 E. Wall St.

Chamber Lunch & Learn, Maximizing Value in your Small Business, Dan Loiacono, MBA, CCIM, Business Performance Advisors, Empress Event Center, 11:30am-1pm, $10 members, $20 non-members, includes lunch. Call 620-223-3566 to RSVP.

29 Guided and narrated tour of Evergreen Cemetery. Sponsored by the Old Fort Genealogical Society. Call 620-223-6159 for more information. 
29 Pioneer Kiwanis, FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm
29 Renowned as a pianist and singer, Frederick Hodges will preform at the Beaux Arts Centre, 102 S. National, in the Rose Room upstairs for one night only, 7-9pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce or Beaux Arts Centre for 20.00. Tickets go on sale September 1st. Cash Bar
30 The Fort National Historic Site - Citizenship Ceremony: New citizens take oath of allegiance to their newly adopted country. 
30 FSCC Volleyball vs. McCook CC at Chanute, KS 1pm
30 FSCC Volleyball vs. Coffeyville CC at Chanute, KS 5pm
30 Friday Night Concert in the Park at the Heritage Park Pavilion will be "The Forever Family". The members are Jim and Ernie Dillow and their sister Shirley Showalter. The performance starts at 7:00pm. Be sure to come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited! The group sings gospel, hymns and traditional music. 

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