"Tulip Mania" was the craze that gripped the Dutch in the early 1600's when travelers from the Middle East brought the cup-shaped flowers to the Netherlands. The tulips of that time were so rare to the people of the Netherlands that prices for the rare bulbs reached unrealistic highs, stated Alice Young, Memorial Garden Chairman for the Great Bend Garden Club.
The Parnassus Club met Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the home of Sharon Jones with eight members present.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 16 at Club 1 for a program hosted by Janis Link. The members were given a tour and toning session at the club. The chapter then met at the home of Linda Jerke. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
Zeta Gamma Sorority met Nov. 9th at the home of Janette Shirer, with 10 members in attendance. Nancy Farmer was welcomed back as a returning member.
Vice District Governor Ralph Rodgers will conduct an Official Club Visitation to the Otis Lions Club at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Senior Center in Otis. All club members are encouraged to be present for this important meeting with the VDG and other District Lion Leaders.
Tuesday evening, members of the Delta Tau Sorority gathered for their annual decorating of the Historical Society Museum for Christmas. The selected theme this year is: "Every time a bell rings, and angel gets his wings." The museum is adorned with gold and greenery, and features a variety of festive angels and bells. Christmas is alive at the museum, and all are encouraged to visit this Holiday season and experience it's beauty.
The Parnassus Club met Oct. 12 at the home of Glenna Gaunt of rural Great Bend with eight members present.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Nov. 9 at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by a representative of the city administrator's office. who will be speaking on the effect of the TARP stimulus money to the city's programs. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary met on Oct. 26 at the Post Home.
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will host the 44th Annual See 'N Sell Arts and Crafts show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. The first 100 through the door will receive a free goody bag filled with lots of great items and See 'N Sell bucks to use while shopping.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 19 at the CPI Annex. Susan Brown served as hostess and Jeanne Schmitt was co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The Great Bend Evening Lions Club will not meet Monday, due to the Labor Day holiday. Instead, the next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Anyone interested in the Lions Club is welcome.
There will be no Touched by Cancer support group meeting for the first week of September. There will be one meeting for the month, at 5:15 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. in Great Bend.
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