Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce
What’s Happening the Week of 10/8/12
P.O. Box 605 · 216 West Spring Street · Neosho, MO 64850 · 417-451-1925
Mark Your Calendars!
Downtown Events Committee Meeting – Tuesday, October 9that 8:30 a.m. at our Chamber Office.
Annual Banquet Committee Meeting – Wednesday, October 10that 8:30 a.m. at our Chamber Office.
Taste of Home Cooking School
The Taste of Home Cooking School was a success! We had 500 people attend the event! Everyone enjoyed learning new recipes and helpful hints. A BIG Thank You to everyone that donated goody bag items and door prizes. We could not have done it without you! A special thank you to our sponsors: Lowe’s Home Centers, Neosho Daily News and Wal-Mart.
If you missed the Cooking School, you still have the opportunity to purchase a gift bag. Gift bags are available to purchase for $5.00, which includes the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine along with coupons from national sponsors.
In addition, we have Taste of Home Cookbooks for sale too! The following cookbooks are available: Taste of Home Baking Book - $22.00, Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook - $18.00, Taste of Home Busy Family Favorites Cookbook - $12.00, Taste of Home Brownies and Bars - $8.00. They are available at our Chamber Office.
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 Monday, October 8th! Limited to 12 teams!!
Business After Hours
Dr. Fly’s Salon will sponsor our next Business After Hours on Tuesday, October 23rdfrom 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 920 S. Neosho Blvd., Suite D. Be watching for your invitation. Make plans to attend!
Annual Banquet Scheduled
The theme for this year’s Annual Banquet is “Midwest Latitude with a Tropical Attitude”. It is scheduled for Thursday, November 15that The Civic. The Annual Banquet Committee has worked very hard to make this year’s event very memorable. We encourage your business to create a table centerpiece. Please incorporate the theme: “Midwest Latitude with a Tropical Attitude”. This will be a great way to promote your business! Centerpieces will be given away at the end of the evening. Centerpieces not to exceed 14” tall and 18” wide. Please contact our Chamber Office if you would like to create a centerpiece.
Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Our Agriculture Committee will host an Agriculture Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, November 8that 5:00 p.m. at the Neosho High School Cafeteria. Area farmers and ranchers in Newton and McDonald Counties will be our special guests! We will have educational and commercial booths. If you would like to set-up a booth, you will need to provide a $30 retail door prize. If you don’t want to set-up, but would like to contribute a door prize, please contact our Chamber Office. Be watching for more details!
Sensations Performing Arts Raffle
Now through October 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!
YMCA – Strong Kids Campaign Fundraising Event
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Johanna Rowe at email@example.com or 455-9999. All proceeds from these events benefit the 2012 Strong Kids Campaign.
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.
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.
Dinner / Concert
Methodist Men welcome everyone to join us on Saturday, October 20that the Christian Life Center for food, fun and fellowship. Master Chef Justin Morgan and crew will be preparing pulled pork, two sides and a drink at 5:30 p.m. Duke Mason will be performing at 7:00 p.m. The price of the meal is $5.00 per person and can be purchased from Methodist Men, the church office or at the door. They will be taking up a love offering for Duke Mason. Please join them as they raise funds to support their ministries in the church and the community.
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 will once again be displayed in the lobby of Hollywood Theater, Joplin MO from November 1st – December 31st. Sponsorships of the tree and ornaments will help provide food, lodging and other necessities needed by guests staying at the “House That Love Built.” For more information on how you can become a sponsor visit www.rmhjoplin.org or call 417-624-2273.
New to this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States Gift of Light, Gift of Love is a LIVE Children’s Christmas show on Saturday November 3rd at Corley Auditorium on the MSSU campus. Join Todd Oliver & Irving his talking dog as seen on “America’s Got Talent” along with some of Branson’s most celebrated entertainers as they bring “An Ozark Mountain Christmas to Joplin.” VIP Tickets are $20 and General Admission Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Ronald McDonald House at 417-624-2273 or visit www.
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!