The 11th annual Country Christmas will be held at the Deep Creek Community Center, 3125 Deep Creek Road, 10 miles southeast of Manhattan. December 4 (2 to 6pm) and 5 (9a-noon). There will be handmade wearable and decorating items as well as homemade cookies, breads, pies, jellies, and candies.
Call 785-770-8660 for more details.
Lunch with the League will be held on December 10th at 11:30am at the new location, the Tallgrass Taphouse Icebox Room, 320 Poyntz. Andy Hutchinson, Director of Head Start in USD 383 will speak on children in poverty in our area. He will include trends, what is being done to address the issue and what is needed.
Riley County EMS and Flint Hills Bread Basket will have a Fill the Ambulance Food Drive on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Dillons in Westloop. Needing non-perishable food items: Canned and boxed goods.
Dr. Bob Shannon, Superintendent of USD 383 Schools will speak: Providing Excellence With Less, in the auditorium at the Manhattan Public Library. Dr. Shannon speaks of the challenges of maintaining our schools with delining state funding. They will meet at 9:30 for coffee with the program beginning at 10am.
The Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery at Fort Riley-Manhattan will again participate in the annual Wreaths Across America Program with a ceremony on Saturday, December 12th at 11:00am.
The Wamego Church of God is offering a gift wrapping service for a nominal charge. The gifts will be wrapped while you enjoy cider & snacks as you wait. For more information, call 785-456-6505.
The Wamego Fire Department Auxiliary will host an annual Chili Feed from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 12th at the Wamego Middle School. All-you-can-eat chili, homemade desserts and drinks will be available for a free-will donation. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle – the winner will receive half of the money made from the raffle – a silent auction and stretch raffle of items from area businesses. Proceeds will go to support Wamego firefighters. Lyle Markey, Wamego firefighter and author of “The Toll of Valor,” will be available for a book signing.