Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
What’s Happening the Week of 11/12/12
P.O. Box 605 · 216 West Spring Street · Neosho, MO 64850 · 417-451-1925
Mark Your Calendars!
“Breakfast and Your Business” Seminar – Tuesday, November 13thfrom 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Crowder College MARET Center at 601 Laclede Ave. The program will be “Is Your Business NCRC Ready?”
Board Meeting – Thursday, November 15that 8:30 a.m. at our Chamber Office.
Annual Banquet – Thursday, November 15that The Civic. Social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, November 13th!Seating is going quickly so anyone interested in attending who has not yet made their reservation is encouraged to do so. Don’t miss this enjoyable evening!
Your Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed Monday, November 12thin observance of Veterans Day.
Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Our Agriculture Committee hosted a successful Agriculture Appreciation Banquet Thursday evening – we had an attendance of approximately 200 people! It was a great way for us to thank our area farmers and ranchers in Newton and McDonald Counties for all they do! We recognized the Newton & McDonald Counties Farm Families of the Year and Century Farms. Thanks to our sponsors for making this night possible: Moark, First Community Bank and the Missouri Beef Council.
Centerpieces Needed for Banquet
Our Annual Banquet Committee encourages your business to create a table centerpiece for our Annual Banquet. This will be a great way to promote your business! Please incorporate the theme: “Midwest Latitude with a Tropical Attitude” (it’s a beach theme)! Centerpieces not to exceed 14” tall and 18” wide. Please contact our Chamber Office if you would like to create a centerpiece! Centerpieces may be dropped off at our Office or The Civic on Thursday, November 15th in the afternoon.
Crowder College Foundation Annual Festival of Wreaths
The Crowder College Foundation will host their Festival of Wreaths on Tuesday, November 13that the Elsie Plaster Community Center at Crowder College. Silent Auction at 4:00 p.m., Live Auction at 6:30 p.m. Find out what items will be auctioned and plan to attend – http://cloud.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe19624. For more information, contact the Foundation Office at 455-5646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Citizen Appreciation Banquet
The Neosho R-5 School District will host their 13th Annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Banquet on Friday, November 16that 11:30 a.m. at the Neosho Middle School Gymnasium. If you would like to contribute a door prize or promotional items for goody bags, please call 451-8600, ext. 1108.
Carver Craft Show
The Carver Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 17thfrom 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Carver Elementary at 12350 Norway Rd. Adult Admission - $2.00, Children – Free. Come shop from the 4-State Area’s finest Arts & Crafts Exhibitors!
Leadership Neosho 2013! Application Deadline is December 4th
Thank you to Boulevard Bank for sponsoring a well attended informational breakfast last Wednesday! Attendees learned all about the Leadership Neosho 21013 program. Classes will begin in January. Applicants are required to have a sponsoring organization and letters of recommendation. Applications are available on-line along with the class schedule, selection criteria and a program overview. Cost of the program is $495.00. Class size is limited to 12. Updated program information is also available at www.facebook.com/leadershipneosho2013.
Petfinder Shelter Challenge – Faithful Friends Animal Advocates
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates encourages you to vote for them in the Petfinder Shelter Challenge. Vote for them daily at http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3!
11th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States invites you to join them as they celebrate their 11th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love to benefit Ronald McDonald House of the Four States. The theme of this year’s tree is “Bringing Elfin Magic to an Ozark Mountain Christmas” and is on display at Hollywood Theater in Joplin, now through December 31st.
Journey to Bethlehem
The Racine Christian Church will present their Journey to Bethlehem November 29th – December 1stfrom 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy this interactive outdoor drama, live music and live animals. Tours every 5 minutes. They are located ¼ mile west of Racine on Hwy. K.
Dickens Christmas Faire
The 11th Annual Dickens Christmas Faire will be held on Saturday, December 1stfrom 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in The Civic and Historic Downtown Square. It will feature vendors, Breakfast with Santa (8:00 – 11:00 a.m.), Carriage Rides (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), Craft activities for kids and adults. Registration is underway for craft and food vendors. Indoor booth spaces are $45.00 and outdoor booth spaces are $35.00 with a $5.00 electrical connection.
Christmas Jazz with Santa
Christmas Jazz with Santa featuring the Jack Mitchell Band will be held on Saturday, December 1stat 7:00 p.m. at The Civic. Tickets - $8 – Adults, $5 – Children. The Neosho High School Wildcat Band is selling tickets as a fundraiser. Tickets will be available to purchase from NHS Band students, Chamber Office or online at www.neoshodickenschristmas.com.
Neosho’s Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1stat 5:00 p.m. The theme is “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Lighted entries are not required, but they are encouraged. Entry forms are available at our Chamber Office. There is no entry fee. Participating in the parade is not only a great way to help us promote our community and our holiday spirit, it’s also an excellent opportunity to promote your business, church or organization to the hundreds of Neosho area residents who come out and watch the parade!
Choral of the 5K
The 1st Annual Walk/Run to benefit the Neosho High School Show Choir will be held on Saturday, December 1st. Registration at 8:00 a.m., race begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration behind Kwik Mart on Neosho Rec. League Soccer Field (south end of parking lot). Pre-Registration until November 15th – $20, Late Registration – November 16thuntil race - $25. Mail your registration to Neosho Choral Boosters, Tracy Lett, President, 718 Oakridge Dr. – Neosho.
Pancake Feed Fundraiser
United Methodist Men invites everyone to join them Saturday, December 1stfrom 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Neosho United Methodist Church basement downtown for their annual Pancake Feed fundraiser benefitting Boy Scout Troop 34. Come enjoy pancakes, sausage, coffee and or hot chocolate before or after the Christmas Parade or both! Come in out of the cold and support Boy Scout Troop 34, warm up and enjoy the food and fellowship.
Shop with a Cop 2012
The Neosho Police and Fire Departments are pleased to announce the 2012 Shop with a Cop campaign to be held on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. In 2011, through your support and donations, they were able to provide for over 121 children and raised over $14,883.54 from residents of Newton County. They are once again asking for your support for the less fortunate in donations so that they can once again provide for these children. Any donation made will be appreciated. Donations can be mailed to: Neosho Police Department, 201 North College Street, Neosho, MO 64850. If you have any questions, contact the programs director, Stephanie Bracken at 451-8012. Donations deadline is December 14th.