Three cheers. Ad Hockers start every Monday morning with them. Come what may, we are in kinship about keeping the good mojo flowing. Appreciation is a big part of that effort.
Today there were shoutouts to:
• Don Bengtson and Dwight Swisher, the Lindsborg Quarterback Club, and SVHS After Prom Committee for warmly welcoming hundreds of players and family members this past weekend to Mid America Youth Basketball games hosted in Lindsborg. We appreciate you all.
• Lindsborg Arts Council, whose board held a planning retreat this past weekend and who will host the annual Chocolate Lovers party and art auction this weekend. That’s 7 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 10, at the J.O. Sundstrom Center. Tickets are at the door; they open the way to chocolate art and edibles, laughs with great good company, and the announcement of the 2018 Artist of the Year. Proceeds go to LAC’s scholarship fund, which in the past has been able to bestow two $1,500 awards to local students.
• Bethany College for releasing the third in a series of video spots. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HjMYH_WX4 See two past spots -- here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGtdBsF7utQ,
and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOiXZ63oDA
One of Ad Hoc’s early goals was to improve relationships with Bethany College. That’s why as one of our first efforts was a yearly reception for Bethany’s faculty and staff — to build social ties and to simply recognize them. Almost six years later, we continue this effort. This year’s BC faculty and staff reception is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Ol Stuga. We encourage you to stop by and bring a friend. Better yet, we hope you’d be willing to chip in as we pass the virtual hat among us for this gathering. Checks can made out to Lindsborg At Work Association and dropped at Small World Gallery or First Bank Kansas. Until then, thanks, BC faculty and staff — hard-working and caring people who have been double-timing their pace in recent years as the college continues to spin up.
Would you like to experience for just one hour what it’s like to bring heartwarming and wacky waffle happiness to our town? Then be a Waffle Person during Lindsborg Vaffeldagen, Saturday, March 24. We’ll have five people roaming in hourly shifts from at least 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email your preferred hour-long slot to Jan Cambridge-Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve never done this particular volunteer job before, no worries. We’ll pair you with an Experienced Waffle. Food providers alert: Please plan for an even more successful Waffle Day in Lindsborg. Based on advance calls to the Lindsborg CVB and having been publicized in Kansas! Magazine last fall, the pace should be good all day. More details to come.