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Your To-Do List Just Got a Whole Lot Better!

Your To-Do List Just Got a Whole Lot Better!

I don’t know about you, but my summer “To Do” lists have been pretty overwhelming. At my home, we are continuing with renovation projects that somehow only make sense to do in the heat of the Kansas summer. At the Chamber, we checked off 5,423 tasks for Washunga Days, and now we are back to our mission of marketing and supporting everything great that our little place in the Flint Hills offers.

How’s your “To Do” list looking? Laundry? Landscaping? Dishes? Let’s spice that up a bit! We have a few exciting events coming up in Council Grove and beyond over the next two weeks, so jot these down. Because as Steven King warned us . . . All work and no play makes you a dull Kansan! Clearly, I took a few liberties with that!

New Chamber Staff Meet & Greet

We’re blushing a little about this event! Some of the businesses in town have put together a sweet little welcome party for Sara Jane and I. We would be honored if you would head out to Riverbank Brewing tonight, Wednesday, June 29th, from 5pm-7pm for some snacks, a cash bar, and some great conversations about how we can do our best work for you.

Thank you to Mayor Debi, Headlines by June Cleavers, Flowers by Lindsey, The Territory Ballroom, KANVAS, The Wooden Spoon, The Dealership Building, Valerie’s Gifts & Such, The Cottage House, Alexander Artworks, The Parlor Salon & Spa, Grove Gardens, and Riverbank Brewing for making us feel so welcome in our new communities!

Second Saturdays in Council Grove : Girls Gathering in the Grove

Friday evening and all day Saturday, July 8th and 9th, we’re celebrating the independent spirit of women. Experience shopping, dining, trolley rides, and relaxing at one of our cozy hotels/motels, VRBOs, or lakeside camping spots! Friday evening trolley rides, shopping & dining, starts at 5pm. Even more fun on Saturday with in-store specials, drawings, and giveaways at many of our local shops!

Follow our event post on FACEBOOK : @CouncilGroveKS for information on shopping & dining specials!

July 4th : Independence Day Celebrations!

Wow! Did you see those Washunga Days Fireworks by our very own Stars and Stripes? Wait until you see what they have in store for Council Grove and our visitors for the 4th of July! Our City has planned an incredible day of fun at The Bolton Soccer Complex!

  • Free Swimming from 12pm-8pm (Thank you, Farmers & Drovers, for sponsoring this for our community!)

  • Free ice cream provided by Blue Bunny

  • Music from Derek Calvin & The All Nighters beginning at 7pm

  • Our National Anthem will be sung at 8:30pm by our very own April Winegar

  • Fireworks begin at dark/9:45pm — Phew! What a day!

If you’re looking for other options, mark your calendars for July 2, 2022 in White City! The 14th Annual Jeremy Hopper Memorial Softball Tournament, 5k/1 Mile Run, Flag Raising Ceremony, Parade, Pedal Tractor Pull, Bounce House, Turtle Races, Three-Legged Races, Egg Toss, and Water Balloon Toss for children of all ages. There will be other activities and vendors in the Park. Fireworks at dark choreographed to music. DJ Hicks Productions will be providing the music, a must-experience for all destination seekers!

Now to add a little business to your “To Do” list!

You’ve heard that we are moving, right? While we don’t have an official date yet, we are in the process of cleaning up and clearing out our current space. If you have something at our office that you donated, let us borrow, or are interested in purchasing, then stop by!

We don’t want to sell or give away anything that belongs to our community members, but we are new, and we don’t know the history behind a lot of what fills the nooks and crannies of our office.

As you can imagine, this is an exciting time for us. All of our plans and ideas are finally coming to fruition, and we are excited to bring you along on this journey and celebrate a new chapter in your Chamber’s history! We’ll have a lot more grand opening details soon. If you would like to be included on our email list — this is where we provide a ton of timely updates and news — please email us at :, and we’ll get you on the list. Until next time, friends! Enjoy these gorgeous Kansas summer days!

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