Friday June 14, 2019
Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce
Be sure to contact us with your news, specials and events!
Executive Director: Hitomi Lamirande
509 5th Street, PO Box 63
Phone: (913) 755-4114 or E-Mail: chamber@osawatomiechamber.org
Think Local, Shop Local, Keep it Local
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS
Lights on the Lake Schedule

Kick off the Lights on the Lake Festival with the Parade on Thursday evening followed by Midwest Elite Wrestling's Summer Showdown at the OHS Football Stadium!

On Friday night be sure to stop by the OHS Auditorium and cheer on the Contestants at the Miss Osawatomie Pageant!

Then on Saturday, pack a picnic lunch and come spend the day out at the lake after you've visited the festivities in the park!

Some of the events include: a 5K Fun Run, a Tennis Clinic, a Baby Contest, the After-Prom Car Show, Carnival Games, a Balloon Artist, Face Painting and Several Inflatables for the Kiddies! Hazzard County and Revelation: A Tribute to Journey will all performing that evening and of course you'll want to stick around for the Fireworks Celebration that night!

The Fishing Derby will also be Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

If you need more detailed information regarding the schedule of events, or would like a Parade Entry form, please feel free to visit the   Lights on the Lake  website.
Lights on the Lake Window Decorating Contest

The Lights on the Lake is just a couple of weeks away and as the City continues to get ready for the festivities, so will the businesses of Osawatomie with a Window Decorating Contest! All businesses are welcome to join in the fun by decorating their window in a Patriotic theme this year! This is meant to be FUN, so have FUN with it! Think about how FANTABULOUS it would be to have all our businesses all done up for the Lights on the Lake Festival!

Keep in mind that if you would like for your window to be judged, you will need to contact me by Friday, June 21st so that I can get your name on the list. This list is designed to help those businesses that are located further out of the downtown area. Please contact me via phone or e-mail to let me know that you'd like to be put on the list! If I am unavailable, please feel free to leave a message!
Please Welcome Our Newest Chamber Members!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the following business to the Chamber:

Angels Care Home Health

Thank you for your  inquiry  into joining the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce! You will find that our Business Community is a FANTASTIC one to be a part of and we welcome you to our Business community!

We hope to feature Angels Care Home Health as a Spotlight for a month sooner than later, but in the meantime, if you would like to know more about them, please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website and click on the "Directory" link which will then allow you to find their information for further  inquiries  into their business.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
JUNE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
OSAWATOMIE ELKS LODGE #921

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

Elks Lodges invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

The Osawatomie Elks Lodge #921 was organized in June 0f 1904, after which a Non-Fraternal Organization was incorporated and a month later it was chartered, and its first meeting held.
           
The Osawatomie Elks Lodge was organized through the efforts of Joe S. Johnson, who was an Osawatomie merchant. At the time, the Lodge was sponsored by Ottawa Lodge #803. Joe S. Johnson was the first Exalted Ruler and served 2 terms.

The first meeting was held in the basement of the defunct Farmers and Merchants Bank at 5th and Main Street. Construction of the present Lodge Building at 422 Main was started in 1915 and completed a year later at a cost of $16,287.00. It was dedicated on May 15th 1916.

The Osawatomie Elks Lodge sponsors and participates in numerous community programs such as Veteran’s Day, Flag Day, P.T.A., Oz Food Panty, Fire Department, National Guard, School Programs, Tri-Ko, and many others. Monies raised provide Scholarships each year to Seniors from Osawatomie, Paola, Louisburg, and LaCygne.

To learn more, or if you would like to visit the lodge or are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact a fellow lodge member or give Tom Troutman a call at (913) 909-0700. You can also e-mail him at tommytdt@hotmail.com .
 
Special For the Month:

The Elks Lodge will be hosting a coffee on Thursday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. at their lodge (422 Main Street). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know all about the Elks Lodge and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support their business is appreciated!

JUNE EVENTS
Tri-Ko will be hosting the BBQ Shack Food Truck
300 1st Street
Friday, June 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tri-ko will be hosting the BBQ Shack Food Truck in their north parking lot for you to come and enjoy their awesome food! Feel free to pick up an application while you are there as Tri-ko staff will be onsite offering applications to anyone interested! For questions, please feel free to contact (913) 755-3025.
City of Osawatomie City Wide Cleanup
Osawatomie
Saturday, June 15th beginning at 6:00 a.m.

This is your once a year free bulk pick up! Please be sure to have your bulk items out on the curb Friday night, or by 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. They will be picking up all day. You are not limited to how many items you can set out, but they will not pick up paint or tires, so don't set those out! If you have any questions regarding what you can set out, please feel free to contact the City at (913) 755-2146.
Osawatomie Elks Lodge Annual Flag Day
422 Main Street
Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m.

The Elks will have their annual Flag Day, with the Public invited. This will be followed by Cars for Hero's where, through a gratitude grant from the Elks National Foundation, a car will be given to a worthy veteran or person. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom Troutman at (913) 909-0700.
Osawatomie Elks Lodge Coffee
422 Main Street
Thursday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m.

The Osawatomie Elks#921 will be hosting a coffee at their lodge this month. Please show your support by attending this coffee.This is a great way to get to know all about the Elks Lodge and a great way to network with other businesses. Your support their business is appreciated!
Osawatomie Farmers Market
500 Block of Main Street (vacant lot next to La Hacienda)
Thursday, June 27th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Osawatomie Farmers' Market is officially open! Come and pick up some garden fresh goodies! You'll want to be sure to come back each week because as the season progresses, the vendors will vary with new seasonal items! You don't want to miss this, and everyone is welcome! For more information or to download the necessary forms, please feel free to visit the Chamber's Website.
First Presbyterian Church Cookout in the Park
1000 Main Street (John Brown Park)
Thursday, June 27th beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Before heading out to the Parade, come down to the First Presbyterian Church's cookout. They will have hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks available for purchase. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Church at
(913) 755-3964.  
Midwest Elite Wrestling Sponsored by Coach Light
1200 Trojan Drive (OHS Football Stadium)
Thursday, June 27th beginning at 5:00 p.m.

After you've enjoyed the Parade, be sure to stop the Football Stadium and check out Midwest Elite's Summer Showdown! Admission is Free! For more questions, please feel free to contact Ashley Kobe at City Hall.
Miss Osawatomie Pageant
OHS Auditorium (1200 Trojan Drive)
Friday, June 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Come encourage and support the young ladies that are making a difference in our community at the Miss Osawatomie Pageant! Participants will share what they are passionate about and how they want to make a difference. This pageant will have participants aging from Kindergarten through Seniors in High School. Plan to attend this wonderful Osawatomie tradition and kick off Lights on the Lake! For more information, please feel free to visit the  Miss Osawatomie Pageant Facebook Page  or contact the Larissa Katzer at (913) 731-6422.
Lights on the Lake Schedule
John Brown Park (1000 Main Street)
Osawatomie Lake  (32942 West Lakeside Drive)
Saturday, June 29th beginning at 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Kick off the Lights on the Lake Festival with the Parade on Thursday evening followed by Midwest Elite Wrestling's Summer Showdown at the OHS Football Stadium!

On Friday night be sure to stop by the OHS Auditorium and cheer on the Contestants at the Miss Osawatomie Pageant!

Then on Saturday, pack a picnic lunch and come spend the day out at the lake after you've visited the festivities in the park!

Some of the events include: a 5K Fun Run, a Tennis Clinic, a Baby Contest, the After-Prom Car Show, Carnival Games, a Balloon Artist, Face Painting and Several Inflatables for the Kiddies! Hazzard County and Revelation: A Tribute to Journey will all performing that evening and of course you'll want to stick around for the Fireworks Celebration that night!

The Fishing Derby will also be Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

If you need more detailed information regarding the schedule of events, or would like a Parade Entry form, please feel free to visit the   Lights on the Lake  website.
UPCOMING EVENTS
CATCH THESE UPCOMING SALES
Coach Light

Will begin their Pre-Fourth of July Sale starting June 26th and running through most of the summer. Joyce will be offering 20% to 50% off store wide. Be sure to stop on by! If you have any questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-2514.

ONGOING NEWS & EVENTS
2019 Chamber Tiles

My apologies to those of you who have not received your 2019 tiles for your Chamber Plaque. If you contact me to let me know that you need one, I will be sure to get one to you right away!
Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie Walk-In Services

Olathe Family Care of Osawatomie is now offering Walk-In Services for your convenience. At this time days and hours will vary, depending on need, so please call the clinic to confirm if walk in is available. You may reach them at (913) 755-3044. Scheduled appointments are still available with Dr. Newkirk, Dr. Cooke and Dr. Cobine.
2020 Census Information:

Did you know if 1 person is missed in your community in the 2020 Census, there is a potential financial loss to your community of $2,082*? In Kansas, the average household is 2.5 residents. If one “average” household is missed, that can cost a community $5,205 per year. Then, consider that a census won’t occur for another 10 years – that’s $52,050 in lost resources your community relies on. The Census is important and that’s why we need you to get your city, county, and community involved. (*Data provided by  George Washington Institute of Public Policy ). From a direct economic development perspective, retailers and business prospects are attracted to areas with a growing population.

For General flyers, social media images, promotional tips for community partners and businesses, please feel free to visit  https://www.census.gov/partners/2020-materials.html  
LET'S EAT! GRAB A BITE WITH THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS!
CHRIS' CAFE - 537 Main Street - (913) 256-6012
 
Monday, June 17th: Lemon Chicken
Tuesday, June 18th: Fish Tacos
Wednesday, June 19th: Gyro
Thursday, June 20th: Shrimp & Fries
Friday, June 21st: Meatloaf

COOKIE'S LONG SHOTS - 607 Kelly Avenue - (913) 755-2126

Every Thursday at Cookie's is Ladies night! Come on in and enjoy some of their Thursday Specials! $6.00 Large 1 Topping Pizza, 3 for $3.00 Tacos or 6 for $5.00, $2.00 Long Island Ice Tea's or Bahama Mama's! Ladies receive $1.00 off all domestic beers and well drinks and FREE Pool is offered with any food purchase - so be sure to come on down!


GRANDSTAND BURGERS - 812 South Silver, Paola - (913) 594-4258
 
Choose from a burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, or one of their wraps as part of their lunch special that also comes with a drink, a side, and a dessert for a FANTASTIC price! They will gladly add or subtract any toppings making it the way you want it! Stop in for a bite or call ahead with your order!


SONIC - 319 East Main Street - (913) 755-4847

Thursday, June 20th: $1.00 Hot Dogs (limit 5)
Monday, June 24th thru Sunday, June 30th: .99 Cent French Toast (limit 5 and only till 11:00 a.m. daily) 
JOB POSTINGS
Sunflower Substance Abuse Recovery Services: I s looking for part-time Licensed Addiction Counselor. This could turn into a full-time job for the right person. Please call the office at (913) 755-2081 if you are interested.
Census Bureau: They are hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. To apply or for more information please visit 2020census.gov/jobs
Tri-Ko has several job opportunities open! Maybe you'll see something that suits you or someone you know! You can pick up your application in person at their office or download it from their website. If you have questions, please feel free to call (913) 755-3025.
Lakemary: Job training experience wanted for transitional students from Lakemary to enhance and generalize the learned vocational skills and behaviors of the Building Essentials for a Successful Transition class. These jobs are for training purposes only - so NO pay required. Students will be accompanied and supervised by Lakemary Center Staff. Job training can include:

Clerical Work (stuffing envelopes, mailings, collating programs, etc)
Horticulture
Packaging Items
Laundry Services
Animal Care (walking, feeding and cleaning animal cages)

If you are interested, or have questions, please feel free to contact Donnia Hinrichs at (913) 557-4000 ext 1130.
CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH THESE VENUES!
The Loft on Sixth: They are able to host events of all sizes at their beautiful facility to include weddings, showers, anniversaries, reunions, memorials, small business events and larger corporate events!

Hanes Florist for Any Occasion: Sadly, after so many years, Hanes will be closing their doors at the end of June. We have enjoyed their beautiful arrangements and wish them all the best. They are still taking orders up until then.

Country Vintage Inn: Do you have guests coming to town? Consider having them stay at this quaint little themed motel for their visit.
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