Event Calendar

Feb
17
Mon
Presidents’ Day Open House @ Lincoln County History Museum
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lincoln Celebrates Lincoln
Honoring our namesake on Lincoln County’s 150th year

In honor of Presidents’ Day and Lincoln’s birthday, there will be an open house at the Lincoln County Museum on Monday, February 17. There will be children’s activities all day, with Lincoln look-a-likes and historians sharing stories. Photo ops available with period costumes and props. Fun for all ages.

Feb
22
Sat
Chamber Banquet @ Lincoln Junior-Senior High School
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Leavenworth, Kan. actor Ken Church will present his one-man stage program “Twain for Twainiacs,” at Lincoln Jr./Sr. High School for the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet.

Along with being an actor, Church is a retired English, Speech, and Drama teacher who taught in Kansas schools for 41 years. He retired from Tonganoxie High School in 2015. Church has been performing as Mark Twain since 1972.

Church has been a frequent visitor to Lincoln and Mitchell County, as his wife Sandra is the granddaughter of the late Wendell and Anna Herman of rural Lincoln, and the late Eric and Minnie Nitsch of Hunter, Kan.

Chamber Member of the Year nominations

The Chamber of Commerce will honor an area business professional as Chamber Member of the Year at the Annual Banquet, and encourages Chamber and community members to submit nominations before Friday, February 7, 2020.

In the past decade, Chamber Members of the Year included:
2019: Craig Stertz, Lincoln Farm Supply
2018: Jennifer O’Hare, O’Hare Law
2017: Galen Liggett, Citizens State Bank and Trust Co.
2016: Jack and Kathie Crispin, Drug Store Museum and Post Rock Scout Museum
2015: Jared Spear, S&S Autobody
2014: Travis Schwerdtfager, Schwerdtfager Masonry
2013: Marilyn Helmer, Village Lines
2012: VFW Auxilliary #7928, Stop and Shop
2011: Mitch Obermueller, Bank of Tescott

Nomination Forms are available upon request at the Chamber office, 144 E. Lincoln Ave., or call the office at 785-524-4934 or e-mail [email protected].

Adopt-a-Table

For the 2020 Banquet, the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce is again offering an opportunity for local organizations, businesses and individuals to Adopt-a-Table, thereby decorating and setting a table for the banquet. There is no cost to participate, but you may want to purchase tickets!

This year is the Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary of Lincoln County, and table adopters may wish to incorporate that into their table theme in some way. This is not required. The educational theatrical entertainer Ken Church plans to interact with the audience, please keep that in mind as well.

There are 20 tables available on a first-come basis. There will be a waiting list for a second table. Tables are 48” round and seat six

(6) people. Please plan to set your table with a tablecloth, napkins, dinner plates (to be used during meal), drinking glass, coffee cup, silverware, and centerpiece. No candles please. Tables must be “dressed” between 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, no exceptions. Please plan to clear your own table following the event. Tables will be numbered for voting, and each table’s adopter will be revealed when winners are announced during the banquet.

The Chamber encourages creativity, keeping in mind that dinner guests will be using the table service and will appreciate clean, adequate dinnerware. The Chamber, nor guests, are responsible for items on the tables, the adopter accepts all risks.

Adopt-a-Table Registration Forms are available upon request at the Chamber office or by emailing or calling the office.

Tickets to the Banquet are also available for $25 each.

Feb
29
Sat
VFW Post #7928 – Karaoke Night @ VFW Post #7928
Feb 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
VFW Post #7928 - Karaoke Night @ VFW Post #7928

VFW Post #7928 – Karaoke Night
Come sing your heart out and show off your talent.
*Drink Specials*
~Members and Guests Welcome~
*Now Accepting Debit/Credit cards

 

Mar
7
Sat
Saturday Night Bingo @ Vesper Community Center
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Vesper Bingo is run the first Saturday of the month, except June and July during summer harvest. Doors and the concession stand open at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes hot baked pretzels, meat and cheese covered nachos, fresh made chicken noodle soup, fresh cinnamon rolls, sundaes, root beer floats, a selection of drinks, chips and candy, and $1.50 grilled bingo burgers. All funds raised from bingo and concessions support community purposes at the community center which are all volunteer run. Senior citizen early birds who arrive before 5:30 p.m. receive a free cup of coffee or iced tea. Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. and 20 games can be played for as little $6. Children can play if accompanied by an adult. No admission is charged to watch and people can arrive at anytime to purchase a game board to play or just come by to eat dinner or order takeout.

Apr
4
Sat
Saturday Night Bingo @ Vesper Community Center
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Vesper Bingo is run the first Saturday of the month, except June and July during summer harvest. Doors and the concession stand open at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes hot baked pretzels, meat and cheese covered nachos, fresh made chicken noodle soup, fresh cinnamon rolls, sundaes, root beer floats, a selection of drinks, chips and candy, and $1.50 grilled bingo burgers. All funds raised from bingo and concessions support community purposes at the community center which are all volunteer run. Senior citizen early birds who arrive before 5:30 p.m. receive a free cup of coffee or iced tea. Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. and 20 games can be played for as little $6. Children can play if accompanied by an adult. No admission is charged to watch and people can arrive at anytime to purchase a game board to play or just come by to eat dinner or order takeout.

May
2
Sat
Saturday Night Bingo @ Vesper Community Center
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Vesper Bingo is run the first Saturday of the month, except June and July during summer harvest. Doors and the concession stand open at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes hot baked pretzels, meat and cheese covered nachos, fresh made chicken noodle soup, fresh cinnamon rolls, sundaes, root beer floats, a selection of drinks, chips and candy, and $1.50 grilled bingo burgers. All funds raised from bingo and concessions support community purposes at the community center which are all volunteer run. Senior citizen early birds who arrive before 5:30 p.m. receive a free cup of coffee or iced tea. Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. and 20 games can be played for as little $6. Children can play if accompanied by an adult. No admission is charged to watch and people can arrive at anytime to purchase a game board to play or just come by to eat dinner or order takeout.

Jul
17
Fri
Sylvan Grove – Lincoln County Fair – 150th Parade
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Lincoln County Fairboard is planning a special 150th Anniversary parade in conjunction with Lincoln County’s Sesquicentennial year. More information will be coming as the County Fair nears in July.

Sep
5
Sat
Post Rock Festival
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day

The Post Rock Festival committee is planning to incorporate the 150th Anniversary theme into the annual festival on September 5, 2020. Stay tuned for more details as the event nears.