The Great Bend Boom are a Professional Baseball Team in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. Other teams in the Pecos League include: (Alpine Cowboys, Garden City Wind, Great Bend Boom, Roswell Invaders, Salina Stockade, Santa Fe Fuego, Topeka Robbers, Trinidad Triggers, Tucson Saguaros, and White Sands Pupfish).
Barton Community College is now on summer hours. Office hours are 7:30am-5pm, Monday-Thursday. The college will be closed on Fridays through August 5th.
Summertime means back to school is right around the corner! This year the Salvation Army will again be hosting a back to school drive for Barton County. The drive will start the beginning of July and run until August 7th with drop off locations around town including The Salvation Army Store and Marmie's of Great Bend. The Salvation Army does not provide all of the school supplies that they will need. However, we would like to include all of the following if donations allow pencils, highlighters, markers, notebooks, notebook paper, binders, school bags, dry erase markers, erasers, crayons, scissors, boxes of facial tissue, and pocket folders. Sign up for the backpacks will run from July 25th to August 6th. Distributions of the bags will be August 9 at The Best Western Inn in Great Bend. If you are interested in volunteering, making a donation, or would like to sign up please stop by 2545 10th St. in Great Bend or call 620.792.4299.
Eufloria Art ExhibitThe renowned American artist Georgia O’Keefe once wrote about her flower paintings,” Nobody really sees flowers – they are so small and we haven’t time- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” The powerful floral portraits in the “Eufloria” exhibit invite us to take the time to make new friends, meet a pistil or have a conversation with a petal. You will walk away from this enchanted exhibit feeling like you have never seen a flower before.
Sponsored By: Farmers Bank & TrustWho: Barton County Young Professionals & their families What: Family Pool Party Sponsored by Farmers Bank & TrustWhen: Sunday, July 24th @ 6-8pm.Where: Club West, 5201 Timber Creek in Great Bend, KSBarton County Young Professionals are invited to gather for the group's annual Family Pool Party on Sunday, July 24th from 6-8pm at Club West in Great Bend, Kansas.Sponsored by Farmers Bank & Trust, this event is FREE for members and their families. Join us for Papa Murphy's pizza, watermelon, and pool fun. There will also be giveaways and pool games as well! Reservations are requested so that we will have adequate food and refreshments available.Not a member of Young Professionals yet? Visit www.bartonyp.com to fill out our quick membership form. Membership is free, and anyone who lives or works in the Barton County Area between the ages of 21 and 40(ish) can join at any time!Please RSVP to Special Events Team volunteer Katie Lear, email@example.com, by Wednesday, July 20th at 9pm.