Do we know how to party or what?
The third-annual June Jaunt which included events at the Brit Spaugh Zoo Friday and in the Barton County Courthouse Square all day Saturday in Great Bend, and other activities in Ellinwood. There was the Nex-Tech Zoo Fest at Brit Spaugh Saturday afternoon. And, on Sunday, there were more June Jaunt activities at Veterans Memorial Park and the Great Bend Beautification Committee’s Gardens Galore tour.
The square was packed all day Saturday as residents wandered through the myriad vender and concession booths set up for the June Jaunt. There were games and activities for children, and there was live music and other entertainment. It was so nice to see crowds of people strolling down the sidewalks and to hear the sounds of people having a good time rising from our downtown.
The event is an effort to bolster tourism for communities along K-96 from Tribune to Ellinwood, lived up to its billing. This was the third of five years for the event.
All of these involved a lot of work on the parts of many individuals. Many of these were volunteers. For your countless hours and dedication, thank you.
To all those who took part in the festivities, thank you as well. You are the ones who made the success possible.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said early last week that she wouldn’t be able to relax until the multi-city celebration was in the books. She can now and rest easy knowing it was a success.