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Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful! But Shopping In Council Grove Is So Delightful!

We are rounding out 2022 with hopes of a white Christmas, but Mother Nature got the date wrong, and our 2nd annual Last Minute in Council Grove looks like it may get snowed out.


Please keep an eye on our DESTINATION : Council Grove Facebook page. We’ll post there when we know more, but as of right now, as I type on Tuesday morning at 7:00am, we are still a go!


Does anyone else get to this point in December and feel like they have a serious case of mental whiplash? Like, where did the season go?


I swear, it was just yesterday that we were walking down Main Street in our costumes, following the Trolley and jumpstarting Halloween in style.


Or was it yesterday that we were handing out 750 Holiday Bingo Cards* during Candlelight Charm?


Maybe yesterday, we were running the HOLIDAY LIGHTS Trolley Tours, where more than 120 people shared Christmas-time memory-making while sipping hot cocoa, listening to Christmas music, and taking in some of Council Grove’s best light displays!


We’ve accomplished so much together in 2022. All the while, these fun, engaging, and unique-to-Council Grove events were happening, the Chamber that Works for YOU was also preparing for next year.


We’ve been working double time to ensure that 2023 is The Council Grove Area Trade & Tourism Association’s most impactful, successful, and engaging year yet.


There is a lot rolling out over the next several weeks. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect . . .


  • Our Collaborative Billboard Program — an advertising opportunity for our business community that showcases Council Grove like never before!


  • Our 2023 Membership Drive will kick off in a big way January 1st, with 5% off for renewing your membership in January!


  • We’ll soon be announcing our first six months of Association supported events in 2023. This includes #SecondSaturdaysCG, our new business after-hours events : Buy-A-Brew, our monthly Roundtable Discussion schedule, our Networking/Learning Lunches, our “Who Did We Elect?” Series and our Association produced and supported events.


  • Our community will see our first Washunga Days Annual Report and our Association’s new 2022 Annual Report & 2023 Marketing Plan.


  • In February, we will launch our new travel and tourism-focused website and coordinating Council Grove Area Guide, as well as our new Association Awards Program at our 1st Annual Gala Event : A Black & Gold Evening.


And much, much more!


So who’s excited for 2023? I know I am! Thank you for your patience, support, and enthusiasm for ALL of our 2022 programming. Please know that we are working even harder for YOU in 2023!


Procrastinators, don’t forget . . .


The LAST MINUTE in Council Grove

A shopping and dining event for those of us that “do our best work” at the last minute!

Thursday, December 22nd, 5pm-8pm


Will the weather cooperate?


*Remember : You have until Saturday evening to turn in your HOLIDAY BINGO card for your shot at a $250 Association Member gift card! If our office isn’t open, there is an envelope next to the door for you to slip those cards in during our off hours. Good luck!




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