Stephen Klaassen, student president of Bethany College's Swede Government Association, dropped by Ad Hoc’s Monday gathering to thank everyone for donations to its student emergency fund. The fund help students get home quickly when medical, personal or family emergencies arise. Thanks, Stephen, for being with us.
Lindsborg CVB director Holly Lofton gave a shout out to Lindsborg's flexibility with guests. This past weekend, a large visiting group didn’t miss a beat, in spite of some very last-minute changes in schedule and because of locals willing to respond. Holly said the visitors seemed delighted with everything about Lindsborg and its people — and even made a donation to the community’s 2018 holiday lighting fund. Hey, now!
Congratulations to the ongoing teamwork of the Dog Park Committee and City of Lindsborg. Thanks to their efforts, Lindsborg is *this* close to beginning fencing the first segment of three segments of the dog park, called Scentral Bark. Here’s a cheer for Dog Park advocates Elaine Schmidt, Angel Andrewson, Danyel Patterson, Mika Hopp, Cynthia Woodard, Barb Losik, Hayley Morrical Samford, and others who are making good things happen. Thankfully, the City got the dog park ball rolling with a small plot of land and some seed dollars. It will take about $15,000 to open each of the next two dog park segments.
The last two of our Monday discussions have focused on ideas for 2019 and beyond. These discussions will continue next Monday and probably the Monday after. So feel to drop by, free to pop in ideas and hear others’ interests. You never know when a potential ally will be at the roundtable.
Finally, a reminder to please plan now for Lindsborg's 2018 fall and winter theme, “Unwrap Lindsborg.” Key dates: • Oct. 29 deadline for signing up to be an official Tomte Stop during Holiday Open House. • Nov. 1 for covering your display windows and tagging with a "unwrapping on Nov. 9" tag • Nov. 9 for unveiling newly decorated windows at 5 p.m. • Nov. 10 Holiday Open House. If there are questions, please tag Molly Johnson, Julie Bodenhamer, Tere Deckard, Erica Kruckenberg and Dawn Sherwood. If you’d like help decorating your window, please be in touch with creative coordinator Tayla Mace.
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So much going on. A partial listing:
11 discussion of possibilities for people with disabilities in Lindsborg, 1-2 p.m. Bethany Church. Contact: Michael Martinez, michael.martinez.mosaicinfo.org
12 Makers Street Art Walk 5-8 pm with emphasis on Bethany College students and alums
12 SVHS home game at 7 p.m. vs. Halstead
12-14 Bethany College homecoming events and reunions including student talent show 7 p.m. Friday at Presser Hall, 1:30 p.m Saturday football game against Sterling College, Alumni Award Dinner 6-8 p.m. Saturday by pre-registration in Lindquist Hall, and the Athletic Hall of Honor Luncheon by invitation at noon Sunday.
13 2018 Coronado Heights Run, registration 6:30 a.m, 2 mile walk, 5K and 15K, 1 mile fun run starts 7:15-8:30
14 2018 Falun Classic Bike Ride, 1 p.m. 400 block of N. Main
20 Kasino Royale benefit for Svensk Hyllningsfest 6-10 p.m. at the Sundstrom Center
28 Trunk or Treat @ Trinity Methodist parking lot, 5-6:30 p.m. and soup supper by donation; businesses/organizations invited to participate by bringing a decorated vehicle and treats to give out; register by calling the church at 227- 3326
29 Deadline to sign up to be a Tomte Stop for the Nov. 10 Holiday Open House
31 Soderstrom Elementary costume parade and trick or treat downtown; starts at 2:45; prepare for 300 treats to be individually dispensed
1 Cover display windows for Nov. 9 unveiling
9 Makers Street Art Walk 5-8 p.m.; at 5 p.m. lighting of trees and Old Mill Bridge and unveiling of decorated shop windows with theme “Unwrap Lindsborg”
10 Lindsborg Holiday Open House 10-4 p.m. with Tomte Scrambler game, gift certificate/gift item baskets as prizes; shopper rewards also will be given
24 Small Business Saturday 10-4 p.m. with multiple in-store raffles, horse-drawn wagon rides and treats for children
1 Artists Studio Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with maps to participating galleries and local artists studios in the Lindsborg area; demonstrations, refreshments and new projects
1 Snowflake Parade 10 a.m. downtown, a friendly little parade for children and other imaginative people
1 Pulled pork meal 11:30-2 at Trinity Methodist, by donation
2 Jultide at Bethany College, afternoon performance of beautiful holiday music
8 Lucia Festival, check the schedule of offerings at www.visitlindsborg.org for this beautiful and popular Swedish-American celebration of light
8 Old-Fashioned Christmas at the McPherson County Old Mill
15 Cookies and Mrs. Claus, morning, First Bank Kansas; visit Mrs. Claus and decorate your own cookies
31 Roaring ‘20s-themed NYE party to launch the celebration of Lindsborg’s 150th year; see www.lindsborg150th.com