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Area briefs - Oct. 7, 2010
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School district to host coffee


This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428, 201 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., today. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Chad Premer and Brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.


New GBRC Activity Center to hold open house


The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor an open house for the GBRC Activity Center from 4-6 p.m. on Friday. The Chamber of Commerce will conduct the ribbon cutting ceremonies at 4 p.m. The Activity Center will be closed from 6-7 p.m. to prepare for the Fall Middle School Dance.


Middle School Dance is Friday


The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the new GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St. It is for all Great Bend Middle school students.

Admission is $3. Students will need to show GBMS student ID’s when entering. Snacks will be provided.

Any parent or organization interested in volunteering to work as a chaperon is encouraged to stop by the GBRC office at 1214 Stone St., call 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail


Square dance lessons canceled for Friday


Virginia Klepper with the Hoisington Swinging Stars Square Dance Club announced some changes in fall square dance lessons. There will be no lesson this Friday. The next lesson will be Oct. 15 with the caller Al Braun from Hays. Lessons are taught in the Burnside Room of the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., Great Bend.

Classes are sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Swinging Stars club.

"Changes in dates and callers are due to busy caller schedules, but through Al Braun’s generosity of time and talents, lessons will continue through October and November (except Thanksgiving), with a holiday party dance Dec. 3," Klepper said.

Lessons are available for singles and couples, and openings are still available. "For someone who has never square danced before, this is an easy aerobic activity and anyone is free to join the group for a trial session with no obligation to continue." It is also a good refresher course for former dancers, she said. For more information call Klepper at 620-792-6068.