Reminder: No Ad Hoc gathering on Monday morning, Sept. 3, Labor Day. Gatherings resume at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. All are welcome.
Doesn't everybody already know of Mary Patrick? Mary does *so many* good things in Lindsborg and vicinity — all quietly, no fanfare. She’s currently president of the hard-working and effective Lindsborg Community Hospital Auxiliary. Mary also works with the Lindsborg Senior Center and her church. Beyond that, Mary is what could be called a freelance kind soul, helping individuals and groups as she is able. Two other freelance kind souls, Karmon and Mary Anne Almquist, wanted Ad Hockers to pass along their honorary can of Lindsborg Elbow Grease to Mary this morning. So we did -- with pleasure. Here’s to you, Mary! Many thanks.
A big ol’ three cheers went up for Meg Dauer, David Hay and Cassie Johnson for their work on this past Saturday’s street dance. Summer sounds! We warmly appreciate you — and all the business sponsors who made it possible. Also robust three cheers for another successful and tasty SVHS BBQ fundraiser for After Prom.
Did you know that Lindsborg’s Hairymolairys and the Brickhouse Grill were named finalists in The Salina Journal’s “Best of….” promotion? Hat tip to both. It’s always notable when Lindsborg businesses break into “best” conversations in larger markets.
Opportunities to connect with/support Bethany students:
1.) Reverse Career Fair, a new idea in which BC student organizations hold booths for roaming potential employers. The fair will be open 10-noon Thursday, Sept. 13, at Lindquist Hall. Great networking. Bring business cards and other information for students.
2.) The Alpha Theta Chi’s Domestic Violence Awareness one-mile walk at 8 a.m Saturday, Sept. 15, starting behind Gregory Hall on campus. For a suggested $5 donation, you can support BC students in their work for Jana’s Campaign, a national domestic violence awareness effort. Sign up between 7 and 7:45 a.m. on the day of the event or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Good Merchant will help us get into the new season with its annual fall open house on Saturday, Sept 8. Photo ops on Main Street with a turquoise vintage truck full of mums — and cider making with a vintage cider press. Thanks, Molly Johnson, for kicking fall off with scent, taste and color.
Mari Loder of the Svensk Hyllningsfest Committee tantalized us with emerging plans for entertainment programming at the 2019 festival. A new twist in 2019? Expanding entertainment and programming into Swensson Park as yet another venue for music, markets and Scandinavian-style games, new and old. Mari said that incorporating the park enables the committee to expand options to respond to what Ad Hoc and many other groups hear from guests, to wit: more active experiences, please. Look for live music, including the popular area band “Everyday Lights.” Also look for expanded opportunities in the park for guests to learn/experiment with the Scandinavian game of kubb and participate in the Helga Hoist, a game in which one person traverses an obstacle course carrying another person against the clock. Lots of good Hyllningsfest discussions going on, so please stay tuned for more information as it gels. Let’s all thank the H-fest Committee members, too. It’s an extra big job in the sesquicentennial year.
Looking ahead to themes for coming events:
1.) The volunteers organizing Lindsborg Holiday Open House on Nov. 10 are using “Unwrap Lindsborg” as its tag line for the event (and we usually use that tagline for the rest of the season's promotions). Those words do an especially nice job of meshing with an event the night before, Nov. 9, which is Maker’s Street Art Walk devoted to original creations as gifts and the unveiling of holiday windows and lighting. Tayla Mace has kindly offered to help businesses connect with a designer/artist who can bring some extra creativity to seasonal windows. Please contact Tayla soonest if you’d like this of kind help. Trollslanda Toy Store’s Deb Briggs helped in this capacity in previous seasons, and Lindsborg’s window displays for the holiday season have been the better for Deb's effort. Tayla is pickup up from Deb, who has moved. That email is email@example.com. Thanks, Tayla, for all your community efforts.
2.) There’s a kickoff party planned on New Year’s Eve at the J.O. Sundstrom for Lindsborg’s sesquicentennial year. Liz Lahodny and her team have announced that the theme will be “Roaring into the Future.” Think Roaring ‘20s, gangsters, and The Great Gatsby. Now think about ‘20s clothing and props that might be available for wearing that night. Costume not required but, hey, maybe a fringe-y dress, bold gangster pin-stripe suit, gatsby-esque tux or bootlegger-chic hat could be available if you had the heads up now. Please consider.