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Grainfield Honored as PRIDE Community of Excellence
Award winners were announced at June 14 regional events

November 17, 2014
Story by Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension

Grainfield honored as PRIDE Community of ExcellenceHumboldt, Kan. - The community of Grainfield has been named a Community of Excellence by the Kansas PRIDE program. Grainfield was among four receiving the honor for their ongoing accomplishments in community development.

The awards, given by the Kansas PRIDE program, were presented during Day of PRIDE 2014 events, held June 14 in Larned and Humboldt. The program is a partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc.

Through the program, communities identify what they want to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Community volunteers form a local PRIDE  organization that works with K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Commerce to accomplish their goals.

"The Kansas PRIDE Program is a volunteer-led organization, and these awards allow an opportunity to highlight the hard work that these volunteers provide for the state of Kansas," said Jaime Menon, extension assistant for community development in the PRIDE program. "Each community has its own unique structure, culture, and assets, and Kansas PRIDE volunteers work hard to bring out the best in their communities and promote what they have to offer. It is through the work of these volunteers that Kansas communities continue to thrive and be a great place to live and raise a family."

Other communities honored with 2014 Community of Excellence awards were Goff, Highland and Perry (Doniphan County).

As Community of Excellence award winners, they are eligible to apply for Partners in PRIDE matching grants of up to $2,000 to fund future community improvements.

More information about the Kansas PRIDE program is available by calling 785-532-5840 or email PRIDE@ksu.edu.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus in Manhattan.


Join uS! Hang out! have fun! make money!
at the marketplace!

September 2014

Kansas State Department of EducationBeginning September 20, 2014, you will have the opportunity to spend every first and third Saturday of the month enjoying “A Little Bit of Country” as you sample homemade goodies, get a great snack, buy gifts, try out new small business ideas, buy fresh fruits and vegetables, look for a special collectible, find a unique gift or browse flea market style booths.

Gove County will be opening the Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W. 3rd St. in Grainfield, Kansas, for a wonderfully fun shopping and eating experience.  As our new project grows we hope to include such things as homemade baked goods, fresh grown “Farmer’s Market” produce, gadgets, jewelry, collectibles, great snacks and foods, antiques, small garage sale items and much, much more! (And don’t miss the Holiday Fest beginning November 1st.)

If you would like to sell your product you can set up a booth and earn some money while having fun and showcasing what you do best.  This is especially great if you are thinking of a business and would like to “test” the public’s response to what you are selling.  If you are a non-profit, school, 4-H club or other program and would like to earn money, come on along!  If you make a mean bowl of chili or an unbelievable barbecued sandwich, come on along!  If you love to buy and sell collectibles or antiques, come on along!  Maybe you just want to clean out the garage and that’s okay, too.  How about earning some extra Christmas money?  Well, come on along!  Everyone is welcome.

Besides great fun and a gathering of friends, exhibitors can receive assistance with the marketing of their items, at no charge, if they wish. They can get help with such things as presentation, marketing concepts, labeling, obtaining a tax ID number, business and marketing plans and much more.

Have a wonderfully fun day browsing and buying unique and special items. Come and have lunch and visit. There is no charge to attend. And there can be new and different things every time you come so visit often.

The Market Place will be an opportunity for non-profits, schools and clubs to do fundraising or get out information about upcoming events and their mission statements.

The Market Place is open to everyone and not just Gove County residents so tell your friends and family. There is a small fee for booth space but all proceeds collected go to support 4-H clubs and the County Fair. The Market Place will be held every first and third Saturday of the month beginning September 20th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, 757 W 3rd, Grainfield, KS.

Watch for the sign. Exhibitor packets can be picked up at the Gove County Economic Development Office, in Quinter, the County Extension office in Gove or you can request that a packet be e-mailed to you. Contact Jodie at 785-754-2214, govecountyed@outlook.com or Jen at 785-938-4480 for packets or more information on the event.

GOVE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD IS SPONSORING THE FIRST THREE SATURDAYS, (Sept 20, October 4 and 18).  THERE WILL BE NO BOOTH FEE CHARGE FOR ANY EXHIBITORS FOR THOSE DATES.  Space is limited, however, and it will be a “first come first serve.”

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Grainfield Opera House Receives Nex-Tech Donation
Nex-Tech Connections Newsletter
March 2014

Kansas State Department of Education Grainfield Opera House Board Members accept Nex-Tech's $2,500 donation from Maggie Basgall, Community Development Specialist. Pictured are Dee Foster, Vice-President, Diana Kaiser, Maggie Basgall, Herb Queen, and Janet Ziegler, Secretary/Treasurer. Other board members not pictured are Ron Eberle, President, and Phil Garrett.

Restoration of the inside of the Opera House is nearly complete. Nex-Tec''s donation is earmarked for renovation of the exterior staircase. This staircase was the only way to get to the upper level before the elevator was recently added inside. Nex-Tech also contributed to the elevator fund.

Click here for more information about this historic building.




 
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