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Monday, October 2, 2017

Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce 
Keeping You Informed!

The Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a local chamber without ties to either the Kansas or the U.S. Chambers of Commerce.  We believe that being independent allows us the best opportunity to serve our members with an unbiased approach to issues that are important to the local communities where we serve. 

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Lunch Bites Series

The Winfield Chamber will be hosting our last presentation for the year. Cost to attend the luncheon is $10. It will be held at noon at the Winfield Chamber office, 123 E. 9th Ave.

October 5 - State of the County
presentation by Chairman Wayne Wilt

To RSVP, email or call 221-2420. If you would like to attend the Lunch Bites presentation but do not plan to eat, please RSVP and let us know so we can be sure to have adequate seating available.



Please take the time to participate in this survey for Rise Cowley County by clicking the picture below. Thank you!



If you would like to order Vike-Connected T-shirts with the design above for $12 each, plus $12 (flat fee) to have your business logo on the back in white ink, please fill out the form below and send in TODAY!


Verification Forms

Verification forms will be coming in the mail soon. Please take time to verify that all the information is correct or make any changes necessary. Then return the forms to us by October 31st. 

Thank you for helping us keep the most current information for your business!


102.5 The River is offering $300 in FREE advertising to new Chamber members!!  (Some restrictions apply)

Anyone that is interested in joining the Winfield Chamber can apply on our website or stop by the office at 123 E. 9th Ave. to pick up a membership packet.


Chamber Activities This Week

Winfield Main Street Christmas Parade Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 AM, Chamber office

YP Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 PM, Ninja Sushi Steak House, 1618 N. Summit, Arkansas City

Lunch Bites: State of the County
Thursday, October 5, Noon, $10, Chamber office
RSVP by 5:00 PM TODAY to

Upcoming Chamber Activities

Winfield Main Street Revitalization Board Meeting
Monday, October 9, Noon, Winfield Chamber

Legislative Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, Noon, Arkansas City Chamber

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 4:00 PM, Chamber office

Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 AM, Chamber office

Young Professionals of Cowley County to host Arkansas City Chamber Coffee
Thursday, October 12, 10:00 AM, Mid-American Credit Union, Arkansas City

2nd Annual YP Boo & Brew
Saturday, October 21, 5:30-10:30 PM, $25/Members, $45/Non-Members, Aero Plains Brewing, Wichita
Register online at by October 13th

Community Events Calendar:    

In Toon Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
September 23-November 5, Saturdays 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sundays 1-6:00 PM, $10/person, 16401 112th Rd., Burden

Winfield Community Night Out
Tuesday, October 3, 5:30-8:30 PM, Island Park

2017 4-Day Quilt Shop Hop
October 5-8, Thurs-Sat 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Field to Fabric Quilt Co., 907 Main St.

First Baptist Church presents "Heirloom"
Friday, October 6, 7:00 PM, First Baptist Church of Winfield, 200 E. 11th Ave.

SC Theatre presents "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7 @ 7:30 PM, Sunday, October 8 @ 2:30 PM, $12/Adults, $10/Seniors, $6/Students, Richardson Performing Arts Center, Southwestern College, 100 College St.

Fall into the Holidaze Craft & Antique Show
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Winfield Fairgrounds, 1105 W. 9th Ave.

5th Annual Community Baby Shower
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 AM, Winfield Early Learning Center, 400 E. 9th Ave.

Trunk N Treasures Open House
Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, Trunk N Treasure, 1016 Main

The Farm at Quail Valley Pumpkin Patch
Saturdays & Sundays, October 7-29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, $8/person, Children 2 & under free, Farm at Quail Valley, 9315 194th Dr.

Winfield Art in the Park Festival
Saturday, October 7, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, $2 suggested donation, Island Park


Monday - Oct 2
V G Tennis @ AVCTL Meet (Collegiate) 10:00am
F/JV Football vs Buhler 5:00pm
JV/V B Soccer @ Berean Academy V 4:30/JV 6:00
WMS 8th Volleyball Tri 5:00pm
WMS 7th Volleyball Tri @ Clearwater 5:00pm

Tuesday- Oct 3
V G Golf @ AVCTL Meet (Hesston GC) 10:00am
JV/V Volleyball Tri @ Clearwater 5:00pm
JV/V Soccer @ Rose Hill 5:30/7:00pm
WMS G Tennis @ Pioneer League Meet (Ark City) 9:00am
WMS Cross Country @ El Dorado 4:00pm

Thursday- Oct 5  
FR Volleyball Quad @ McPherson 5:00pm
WMS Football @ Wellington 5:00/6:30pm
WMS Volleyball @ Wellington 5:00/6:00pm

Friday- Oct 6
V Football vs Maize South 7:00pm

Saturday- Oct 7
JV/V Cross Country @ El Dorado 9:30am
Blue and White Starry Night Concert 7:00pm

News from Chamber Members

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Help Needed for Harvest @ WSWCo.

Last Harvest of 2017
Sunday October 8th
In return you will receive: donuts and coffee for breakfast, lunch , a t-shirt , wine , and 15% off of purchases. 
We are looking for 35 people to help us out!
Please RSVP to to reserve your spot today! 



'Peter and the Starcatcher' to Open Oct. 6
The Southwestern College theatre department will present their family-friendly fall production, "Peter and the Starcatcher," on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.

"Even though the 'Peter Pan' characters are still evolving during 'Peter and the Starcatcher' you can tell who they are going to become," says director of theatre Allyson Moon.  "The show is written in a way that is highly entertaining and is absolutely for the entire family.  We even learn about the secrets of the magic fairy dust."

Peter Pan, his fellow characters, and the setting of Neverland have appeared in many works since the original books and play by J.M. Barrie. The earliest were the stage productions of the play and an adaptation to silent film, done with Barrie's involvement and personal approval.  Later works included adaptations of the main story in both animated and live-action films, musical stage productions, and a sequel novel.  In addition, there have been numerous uses of Barrie's characters, settings, and storylines  including reinterpretations, sequels, prequels, and spin-offs in a variety of media, including film, television series, video games, and books. 

Moon explains why she thinks Barrie's work has been so popular through the years.
"I think it is because the Lost Boys get to live lives that all of us have dreamed of," Moon says,  "imagining we won't grow up, being able to fly, being able to have things the way we want them and not how the grown-ups want them to be.  With regards to Hook, the thing that continues to make him endearing is that he doesn't seem to be entirely bad.  He wants to be the ultimate villain but he has just enough flaws in his makeup that make him funny.  So even though he does some really villainous things, one can still have compassion for him.  And Tinkerbell-to have a guardian angel, someone who is always looking out for Peter Pan, I think that is something that we imagine about angels or fairies or sprites. Tinkerbell encompasses so many good and helpful parts of those spirits."

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students.  For more information or tickets, call (620) 221-7720 or email



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County Seeking Donations

We just got great news that KSBBBS had $35,000 in matching funds available for donations of $500 or more that are not related to sponsorships from Bowl for Kids Sake.  They must be deposited by October 4th.
Thanks for helping us serve more youth in our community!


Besides asking for your blessings and prayers, as usual we are needing help with traffic control, donations of foods for lunch and help with getting the message out that our county's needs are even greater this year. 
The Angels in the Attic will be distributing the toys as needed around Cowley County.  Remember all gifts collected in Cowley stay in Cowley.  The surrounding counties have their own events which helps folks from those counties. 
The event buttons will be arriving in a few days and will be a $2 donation.  We will be giving away two grand prizes this year.  To win one needs to get a $5 lunch arm band, enjoy a full meal lunch and keep the arm band on until the numbers are called.  Lunch will include home made Sloppy Joes, chips, veggie snacks and pie or cake, all to be washed down by iced tea or coffee.  Our prizes are first winner choice of a wooden rocking motorcycle or a heavy duty motorcycle lift to make repairs or cleaning a breeze.  The second draw will receive what the first winner does not choose. 
There will be the usual contests and hundreds of prizes.  We will again have children's games designed by and ran by children.  Every child will be a winner and the tickers will only be 25 cents each.
I don't know about you but it all sounds like a lot of fun.  If you would like to sell buttons and/or deliver flyers, donate food, help with traffic or lineup of just what ever you can that would be great, just let me know so we don't duplicate resources.   Foods needed are carrots, celery, pies, cakes, individual packs of chips, or hamburger buns.  I would like to know as soon as possible about food donations so I know how to buy.  Everything that is donated will mean that much more money to get toys. 
Thanks and God bless you all. Rose and toy run committee. 



Marquee PAC hosting 4-H during Art Walk

Oct. 1-8, 2017 is the celebration of National 4-H Week.  The Sunrise 4-H Club will be providing the October Art Walk Showing at the Marquee Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 13th from 5:00-7:00.  Members will have a sample of the 26 different project areas in the 4-H program.  Please join us and enjoy the many homemade refreshments served at the showing.
Also on display will be this year's Sunrise Club National 4-H Week posters. 4-H posters produced at the national level were a traditional part of 4-H going back to the 1920's. The very first item ever offered by the National 4-H Supply Service in 1924 (before it even became a Supply Service the following year) was a 4-H poster. Graphic 4-H posters were distributed during the war years in the 1940's to support National 4-H Mobilization Week. Then in the late 1940's, annual 4-H posters were produced in time for National 4-H Week each year, a practice which lasted for decades.
Since its beginning over 100 years ago (1902), about 60 million Americans from all walks of life have been involved in 4-H. In addition, 80 countries around the world have youth programs similar to 4-H. The 4-H Youth Development Program thrives because of a unique partnership with the public and private sectors who contribute at the local, state, and national level. Not only does this partnership include financial support, but many business people volunteer their time and talents for the boys and girls who are enrolled in 4-H. Support at the local level is received through the help of many businesses, financial institutions, civic organizations, and service groups.
To join a county 4-H club, see enrollment information at or call the local county extension office, 620-221-5450.






Walk With WMS Students

On October 4th, WMS students and staff will be meeting at the Dollar General parking lot at 7AM to walk to school together.  We would love for community members to meet us there and help hand out healthy snacks and wristbands to students.  Also, you are invited to walk with us, as we make our way to school!  If you have any questions please email Kait Pressnall at




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Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce
123 E. 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 640
Winfield, KS 67156
Ph: 620-221-2420
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