• Ad Hoc’s ceremonial can of elbow grease was handed off this morning to First Bank Kansas’ David Hay from CVB director Holly Lofton. In a world of casual “tkx" in texts and emails, Lindsborg-brand elbow grease an antidote. The delight of appreciation is good for everyone. (Plus there is a list of good reasons to cheer for everything that David does for the community.) So tkx, David!
• Ad Hoc welcomed vacation rental expert Matt Landau, in Lindsborg this week to “live like a local” as part of a nationally sponsored series of programs about how to delve in into world destinations through vacation rentals. Matt flew in from St. John earlier this week (*not* St. John, KS, as someone noted) with a two-person video crew. Of course, Matt got the idea to make one of his programs in Lindsborg because of historic property redeveloper Jim Prugh, who introduced the vacation rental concept to Lindsborg several years ago.
Before arriving at the Ad Hoc gathering this morning, Matt already had done a run with Bethany College track coach Aaron Yoder, world record holder for backward running. Matt’s schedule is chock-full of the stuff we enjoy as a matter of course — from folk dancing and viewing night skies from Coronado Heights to community water fights and live music. It’s a reminder that the sense of place we enjoy in Lindsborg (and sometimes take for granted) is something that others would like to learn how to sample and explore.
• At our next gathering on Monday, Aug. 20, we will talk about the Ad Hoc Roundtable’s purpose and role. This month is the sixth anniversary of Ad Hoc's first gathering. We will discuss strengths and weaknesses in our dynamic and assess what’s next for our group.
Reminder: Please drop 50 promotional items to Kathy Richardson by Friday, Aug. 17, so that our fast-shrinking supply of new resident welcome bags can be replenished. Other calendar items follow below. Meanwhile, here’s to us and keeping collaboration and good vibes in the mix.
17 Community Water Fight, Swensson Park, featuring Lindsborg Volunteer Fire Department, 5:30 p.m., no fee, contact Mike Dreier, Fuqua Agency
18 NEW EVENT Downtown Scavenger Hunt for new Bethany College students and families, 3-5 p.m. contact Ashtyn Snider or Andrea Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Lindsborg Landmark Concert, “Everyday Lights” at Old Mill Bridge, 8 p.m. no fee, bring lawn chairs, contact Mike Dreier, Fuqua Agency
20 Bethany College Job Fair, pairing part-time student workers with potential employers, 3-5 p.m. Wallerstedt Learning Center, contact email@example.com
23 Community welcome reception for Dr. Luke Rosebraugh and family by Lindsborg Community Hospital, 5-6:30, J.O. Sundstrom Center, contact Betty Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
25 Bank of Tescott shred event, 9-11 a.m. contact Debbie Jacobson at email@example.com
25 Downtown Street Dance with featured band “Free Range Chicken” from 8-11 p.m, opening performer Sam Unruh from 6:30-7:30, no fee, contact David Hay, First Bank Kansas, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Meg Dauer, American Family Insurance, email@example.com
25 BBQ Competition and Frisbee Feed to benefit Smoky Valley After Prom; pre-register to compete by Aug. 17, frisbee feed at 6 p.m. $7 per person including sandwich, chips, beans, contact Vonceil Heble vheblecox.net or Roxie Sjogren firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Labor Day, no Ad Hoc gathering
12 LCH Auxiliary "Meat and Greet” sloppy joe lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Trinity Church
14 Makers Street, 5-8 p.m. Theme: “Petember”
28 Hymn Festival at Bethany College/Lutheran Church Musicians
28-30 Prairie Festival, Salina
29-30 Swedish Genealogy Workshop/Old Mill/all day
30 Bethany Home dinner, silent and live auction with keynote speaker, Sundstrom Center
12 Makers Street, 5-8 p.m. Theme: Bethany alums/students/staff
13 Bethany College homecoming
13 Coronado Heights Run, 7:30 a.m. Main and Lincoln
14 Falun Classic Bicycle Ride, 1 p.m. 400 bl of N. Main
20 Kasino Royale, a Svensk Hyllningsfest fundraiser, 6-10 p.m., Sundstrom Center
27 Raymer Society art auction