The K-96 June Jaunt got underway Friday in Great Bend and continued with activities and entertainment throughout the weekend. The fun continues Sunday with fishing at Veterans Memorial Lake and a Hap Dumont baseball tournament at the Sports Complex. Up to 50 teams are scheduled to vie for points in their division.
Business promotions are still going on. These include the Fire & Police Chiefs’ Badge Hunt. Go to “Explore Great Bend” on Facebook for the final clues at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Sunday for a chance to win a $50 gift card to any Great Bend store.
Also concluding Sunday is the June Jaunt Jumbo Monopoly in stores. Pick up a board game piece at a downtown store and visit the locations to answer Community Chest questions for a chance to win $50 to spend at any of the open stores.
The K-96 June Jaunt is also going on in Tribune, Scott City and Dighton. Vist the website www.k96junejaunt.com to check out each community’s events. Post June Jaunt photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #K96junejaunt and the hashtag for the community you are in: #exploregbks, #dightonks, #scottcityks or #tribuneks. The posts will be entered into a regional drawing; Sunday is the last day.
Saturday’s events in Jack Kilby Square started at 8:30 a.m., when people gathered in the park for some Pilates and Hatha Yoga. There were inflatables and jumbo yard games — including a large Battleship game — as well as vendors, live music and other entertainment into the night.
Events weren’t limited to the courthouse square. There was a horseshoe tournament Saturday at Brit Spaugh Park, for example. After classic car owners cruised Main Street Friday evening, they drove to the airport for a car show. From the Barton County Historical Society to the Great Bend Public Library to the Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) airport, Great Bend had something for everyone this weekend.