This November, the City of Great Bend is working with dozens of local businesses in a promotional campaign known as “Explore Great Bend Month” which presents the best of everything the city has to offer. Every Saturday in November (and on Black Friday), shoppers can visit the promotion retailers to participate in unique activities and register to win the $1,000 shopping spree giveaway! There will also be a second place shopping spree of $250. It's free to register in any of the participating locations, but drawing boxes will only be put out on the special Explore Great Bend dates.EXPLORE GREAT BEND MONTH PROMOTIONS:November 1st: Open HousesNovember 8th: Caught Ya Exploring DayNovember 15th: Charity DayNovember 22nd: Find a Turkey DayNovember 28th: Black FridayNovember 29th: Small Business SaturdayBUSINESS YOU WILL WANT TO EXPLORE: (To be announced)
The Beauty Bar is celebrating their salon opening with an open house on Saturday, November 1st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With you in mind, they'll be showcasing new retail items, parafin wax dips, door prizes, and more! Help them support the Family Crisis Center by donating a personal hygiene item, and you'll be entered to win FREE hairspray for a year! For more information, call owner Lexie Schneider at 620-796-2001 or like their page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/thebeautybargreatbend. The Beauty Bar is located at 1908 12th Street in Great Bend.
The Golden Belt Humane Society will host its 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Bash on Saturday, November 1st at 7 p.m. in the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas in Great Bend. Come dance the night away with Homebrew, and enjoy a costume contest with cash prizes, heavy hors d'oeuvres, raffle items such as a flat screen tv and iPad Air, and a cash bar. Tickets are $15 each or $25 a couple, and are available at the Golden Belt Humane Society, 151 S. 281 Hwy in Great Bend between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
The Barton County Sheriff Reserves will host a Haunted House Thursday, October 30th through Saturday, November 1st from 7 p.m. to midnight.
There will be a Haunted Heights Haunted House on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st at 154 S. Main in Hoisington starting at 7:30 p.m.