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Chamber Corner August 2018

Old West OctoberFest to Feature Mechanical Bull Rides

Since we're rebranding our Fall Festival, you can expect the unexpected!

Old West OctoberFest will offer up something new to the area: mechanical bull rides on October 5th & 6th during the festival.

Set up within the confines best described as a "bouncy house", the "bull" is surrounded by a massive air cushion. The bull has various settings that allow both kids and advanced riders to experience this exciting ride based on their skill level.

The device also includes timers and leaderboards to keep track of the best riders and their times. We're currently gathering up the competitive-at-heart to build teams to showcase their skills! This ride promises fun for both riders and spectators.

Old West OctoberFest is scheduled for October 5th & 6th. The event will host past events such as the annual art and photography show, scarecrow building and apple auction. Along with the mechanical bull, other activities will include craft beer tasting, pony rides, costumed "street outlaws", an outdoor beer garden, a "beer run" hosted by the Elks, street vendors, a kid's corral, live music, BBQ and Wentworth alumni festivities. Once the schedule is finalized, a website will list all the events for the two day festival.

It's still a little more than a month away but we'll definitely be ushering in Fall with this all-new Lexington festival, and more info will be coming over the next few weeks. Make plans to join us!

Shotgun Raffle: Your Chance to Own a Unique Collectible!

As part of Old West OctoberFest, the Chamber is raffling off a one-of-a-kind Remington 870 Wingmaster 20 gauge shotgun.

The beautiful walnut stock is laser engraved with the Old West OctoberFest logo (engraved right here in Lexington at the Remington plant). This shotgun is absolutely beautiful--ready for sport or just to collect and enjoy.

It has a 28" vented barrel with a 3" chamber plus full and mod chokes. To fully appreciate the beauty of this firearm we encourage you to visit Pat's Army Store at 1202 Main to see the shotgun on display.

Raffle tickets are $10 each and are available at the Chamber office or from any Chamber board member. You can also purchase tickets from any Old West OctoberFest Committee member, Pat's Army Store or River Reader Books. Hurry! There are only 400 tickets and we expect to sell out. The winner of the shotgun will be announced Saturday evening, October 6th during Old West OctoberFest. Get your tickets now...and good luck!

"Minnie Mae" Chamber Trolley Shines in Parade, Now Ready to Ride

The Chamber's trolley travelled her first parade during the Lexington Community Fair!

She's now ready to be a part of your next event, tour group, party or...you tell us what you have in mind! We're here to help make the trolley a part of your event festivities or simply provide fun and unique transportation as part of your outing.

The trolley can seat 30 people, is heated and air conditioned and has a stereo system. Large windows are perfect for scenic drives or historic tours and has handicap access with a wheelchair lift.

We currently have bookings over the next few months and we'd love to be a part of your upcoming plans! Call Penny at 660-259-3082 to discuss how "Minnie Mae" can add the magic to your next event.

Walk With Us! Freedom Walk - Tuesday, Sept. 11th-12:00 Noon

The American Legion Post 60 and the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to sponsor the eleventh annual Freedom Walk in Lexington. Those walking will include firemen, policemen, clergy, medical personnel, students, National Guard members, city, and county officials, and citizens of our community, on Sept. 11, at 12:00 noon.

Please plan to participate in the walk from 13th and Main Street, beginning at Bank Midwest, at 11:55 a.m. and ending at the Veterans Memorial. Non-walking citizens are to gather at the Memorial by 12:00 noon. A brief ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial.
There will be a static display of first responder equipment on site.

Across our nation, “Freedom Walks” will be held. Many of those walks will be sponsored by local American Legion Posts.

Your participation is needed. Please make plans to join your neighbors, friends, and associates, in the patriotic tribute.

Member Spotlight--Lafayette County Enterprises, Inc.

Established in 1974 and a new Chamber member, Lafayette County Enterprises. LCE provides assembly, packaging, labeling, collating, sorting and other types of jobs, including collection and baling of recycled items.

LCE is also home to Undiscovered Treasures, a resale and variety thrift store. Items such as clothing, furniture, kitchenware and collectibles can be found at the store.

Undiscovered Treasures is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, located at 109 W. 19th St. in Higginsville. Call 660-584-7232 for more info.

New & Renewed Chamber Members

Thank you for your support!

Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation

Join or Renew your Chamber Membership for 2018!

Membership offers opportunities to help grow your business! Networking, referrals, connections, and a free listing on our website are just the beginning. You can take advantage of our high-traffic Resource Center, a member-only display for your marketing information.

Membership also provides a unique way to put your company's name before businesses and individuals who request information about moving to Lexington. Targeting newcomers can easily be a part of your marketing strategy.

We also invite you to volunteer for one of the many Chamber groups that work to promote events and programs that favorably impact area businesses and grow the community.

Become a part of, and help us continue our mission of making Lexington the best it can be! Become a member, or renew your Chamber membership. For more details visit www.historiclexington.com

Advertising with Chamber Electronic Ads for Ten Cents a Day

Is our electronic advertising offer a part of your 2018 marketing plans? It should be! You can take advantage of advertising your message on our big screen TV in the License Bureau for only $36.50 for the entire year. This super-reasonable fee reaches over 30,000 people a year. Use your logo, a photo, or other image and text...you decide! Remember that the License Bureau becomes a "captive audience" for your TV message, as customers wait their turn!

Call Penny Grosso at 660-259-3082 or Gary Worth at 816-868-9692 and we'll get your ad assembled and on-screen right away. Not a member? You can still take advertise with us...find out how joining the Chamber reduces your yearly electronic ad cost to near zero! Learn the full details about the program here: www.historiclexington.com/events/VideoSlides2.pdf

Buy Local Lexington!

Please continue to patronize all the chamber businesses that have made a dedicated effort to make Lexington the great community that makes us proud.

Lexington in Fact

>Had a Second Battle of Lexington occurring during Price's Missouri Expedition on October 19, 1864.

>Is home to Wentworth Military Academy, founded in 1880, which still draws students from throughout the country and worldwide.

Setting Business Growth In Motion.