Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
What’s Happening the Week of 9/24/12
P.O. Box 605 · 216 West Spring Street · Neosho, MO 64850 · 417-451-1925
Mark Your Calendars!
Taste of Home Cooking School
Get your tickets! The Taste of Home Cooking School will be Tuesday, October 2ndat The Civic. Tickets are $12 per person (General Admission) or $25 per person (VIP Admission – preferred seating, meet and greet with culinary specialist before show and signed cookbook). Tickets are available at the following locations: Neosho Daily News, Mills Park Centre Furniture & Mattress and our Chamber Office. Invite your family and friends! It will be a great show!
YMCA – Strong Kids Campaign Fundraising Events
Premier Turbines is raffling off four St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Tickets with parking permit for Saturday, September 29that 6:30 p.m. (Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals). Great seats – club level behind home plate! Raffle tickets are $5 each, 4 for $10 or 10 for $20. Purchase tickets at the YMCA Welcome Center. Drawing to be held Wednesday, September 19th.
Premier Turbines will host their 5th Annual Neosho Fall Charity Golf Classic on Friday, October 5that the Neosho Golf Course. 4-person scramble ($50 per person). 8:30 a.m. shotgun start; lunch provided following golf tournament. To register or for more information, contact Mary Thomas at 455-7820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Neosho Freeman Family YMCA will host their annual Tri-State Bike Challenge on Thursday, October 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the YMCA. Teams of 4 compete in a spinning bike relay race to raise funds for the 2012 Strong Kids Campaign.
To register your team or for additional information, please contact Sarah Sonis at email@example.com or Johanna Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 455-9999. All proceeds from these events benefit the 2012 Strong Kids Campaign.
MoDOT Commissioners Reception
Our Board of Directors invites you to attend the MoDOT Commissioners Reception on Tuesday, October 2ndfrom 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Big Spring Lodge Hospitality Room at 1810 Southern View Dr. This will be your opportunity to visit with the Commissioners and show appreciation for the work MoDOT and the Commission do, especially converting Highway 71 to I49.
First Friday Coffee
Teen Challenge of the Four States will host October’s First Friday Coffee on October 5thfrom 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at 18527 E. Hwy. 86. Mark your calendars!
Neosho Fall Festival
Neosho Fall Festival will be Saturday, October 6thfrom 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be food and craft vendors, 5K Run, horse & buggy rides, Maccaroo Gym, History Alley and entertainment. Square dancing performance at 11:00 a.m., Faithful Friends Pet Contest at 1:00 p.m. and Tumble Town Performance at 3:00 p.m. The Neosho Arts Council will host their Art Exhibition and Sale at The Civic.
This year’s Fall Festival Theme is Autumn Harvest, the festival will be held on Neosho’s Historic Downtown Square October 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Events range from a pancake feed to art exhibit to train and carriage rides to live music and entertainment. A press release detailing the day’s schedule is attached.
Barnyard Dayswill be Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 5th – 7that the Circle R Ranch. Friday 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arts and craft show with the atmosphere of an old fashioned country fair. In addition, there will be antique tractors, a huge petting zoo, lots of demonstrating artists including blacksmiths and wood carvers, a mountain man rendezvous, archery demonstration and chain saw carving. Also, new this year, a Single Mic Music Contest with over $1000 in cash prizes to the top four acts. Check out www.BarnyardDays.com
Sensations Performing Arts Raffle
Now through Oct. 9th, purchase a $10 ticket for a chance to win free Technique/Conditioning class tuition October 2012 – August 2013, $495 worth of ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, and yoga classes. You can purchase tickets by stopping by the studio at 1482 W. Daugherty Rd, or by contacting Sensations at Rachel.email@example.com, or via Facebook at facebook.com/sensationsperformance. The drawing will be held Tuesday, October 9th and the winner will be announced via Facebook and the Sensations newsletter. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward the purchase of new professional ballet barres for the studio. Dancers of all skill levels, even those who have no experience are encouraged to participate!
17th Annual Thomas Hart Benton Four State Regional Art Competition & Exhibit
The 17th Annual Thomas Hart Benton Four State Regional Art Competition & Exhibit will be Saturday, October 13that Crowder College. Mark your calendars!
Rich McCready will perform at the Granby House Street Dance on Saturday, October 13that 6:00 p.m. at 301 S. Main St. – Granby. Free admission. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes! There will be food and vendors.
Enroll your team for our 3rd Annual “Trivia Night – University of Useless Knowledge” to be held on Friday, October 19that the Lampo Building. Social mixer at 6:30 p.m. with trivia beginning at 7:00 p.m. Enrollment fee is $100/table of 8 players. This will be a fun evening! Register by October 5th! Limited to 12 teams!!
Paws on the Pavement
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates invites you to “Paws on the Pavement” on Saturday, October 20thfrom 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Morse Park (pavilion across from ball fields). This will be a dog walk to support Faithful Friends. Fees: $10 per person; $2 per mile pledges. Registration at 8:00 a.m. Entry forms available at www.ffaaneosho.org. Dog Costume Contest at 10:00 a.m.; Best Dog Trick Contest at 10:30 a.m.
Trail of Treats
This year’s Trail of Treats will be held Wednesday, October 31st, for more information contact the Neosho Daily News at 417-451-1520.
Dickens Christmas Faire / Christmas Parade
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, carriage rides, craft activities for kids and adults. We are currently accepting booth applications for food and craft vendors. Indoor booth spaces are $45.00 and outdoor booth spaces are $35.00 with a $5.00 electrical connection.
The Faire will conclude with the lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1stat 5:00 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Entry forms are available at our Chamber Office.
Our Downtown Events Committee is currently securing sponsors for the Dickens Christmas Faire. Sponsorship is $100. All sponsors will be listed on the posters and carriage rides coupons. Please contact Debbie at 451-5200 or Shana at 451-1925 to sign-up your business as a sponsor!
Neosho R-5 School District Character Education Program
The October Character Word for the Neosho R-5 School District Character Word of the Month is: “Responsibility” – taking ownership of what you say and do. Please incorporate this in your business and place it on your marquee. Let’s show our Wildcat support!!
Have a Great Week!
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R. Genevieve Williams
Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 605
216 W. Spring St.
Neosho, Mo 64850