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2010 August

August 9th, 2010 - Pastime Lounge Meeting Room - 7:00 p.m.  Regular Meeting

Current Agenda:
Report on Signs outside of Town - Committee (Chuck Hewitt, Kelcey Diemert, Max Hofeldt)
Visitors Center - (Old L&L Pizza Location) Heather DePriest/Larry Surber
Christmas Lights - Order
Sugarbeet Festival - Planning
NHS - Christmas Lights in Centennial Park

Members Present:
Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Kelcey and Nancy Diemert
Frank Pehrson
Jeff Finley
Jay Eslick
Max Hofeldt
Bruce and MaryLou Butcher

Guests:
Mike and Heather Nesslar

Reading of the Minutes:  Minutes approved with 1 correction by Frank Pehrson.

Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at the Pastime Lounge Meeting Room - 7:00 p.m.

Treasurer’s Report:
General Fund $2217.82
Table & Chairs $1270.64
Christmas Lights $5739.59
Sugarbeet Festival $2237.22

4-Wheeler
- The 4-Wheeler Raffle went well - we profited $5700 off of the raffle this year and have applied all of it to go to purchasing of the remaining Christmas Lights.  Nancy will handle.

Visitors Center:  The visitor center has been started and is in construction phases at this time.  It was agreed upon that the center will be done by the festival in September.   Barry has been paid for the first year’s lease - beginning August 1st, 2010 to August 1st, 2015.

Signs on Outskirts of Town - A committee has been set to work on getting updates on the signage outside of Chinook.  Chuck Hewitt, Max Hofeldt and Kelcey Diemert will be getting information on what we need to do to update these signs.  Design has been started - the committee is going to get together and go over details and report at the next meeting.

SEGP Grant - Heather will contact Gayle Fisher about changes that could be made to the application - Bonnie, Frank and Larry will help with this grant.   Due September 24th, 2010.

National Honor Society - Jay is going to contact NHS about this and report at the next meeting.

Sugarbeet Festival - Finalized Schedule of Events Below

Friday, September 24th, 2010
1:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Vendors on Main Street Chinook - Contact Jennifer Hellman at 945-7978
6:00 p.m. - Fuel Truck Rally - Call Roger Jergeson at 357-3532 for more information.
6:30 p.m. - Chinook Eagles BBQ

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Dan’s Auto Parts Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Citizens Center
9:00 a.m. - Car Show Registration - Contact Allen Pula at 357-2795 or 781-8041 to register.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Vendors on Main Street Chinook - Contact Jennifer Hellman at 945-7978
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Farmer’s Market in front of Bikini Coffee - Contact Laurel Lechner at 357-2017
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Sugarbeet Entries Begin (3rd Street & Main)
10:00 a.m. - Fun Run - Pre Register for T-Shirts online or contact Thom MacLean at 357-3198
3 Mile Run - 10 a.m.  and 1 Mile Run - 11 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Toy Show & Sale - Blaine County Library Meeting Room - Contact Mike & Heather Nesslar at 357-3726
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Blaine County Wildlife Museum Open
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Blaine County Museum Open
11:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Car Show
11:00 a.m. - Sugarbeet Growing Contest Judging
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. - Sugarbeeter Business Race - Win $250 - Contact Nancy Diemert at 357-3633
12:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Golfing Contests at the Impact Zone - Main Street Chinook
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. - Inflatable Toys (Bouncy House, Jousting, Boxing & More)
2:00 p.m. - Tug-O-War in Mud - Contact Heather DePriest at 357-2394
1:00 p.m. - Dunking Tank - Main Street Chinook
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Live Music by Local Musicians (Main Street Chinook)  Contact Bruce Butcher at 357-2328
3:15 p.m. - Line up for Parade in Front of Meadowlark School - Contact Bonnie Weber at 357-2776
4:00 p.m. - Parade - Main Street Chinook
5:00 p.m. - Johnny & June Cash Look-Alike Contest - Prizes Awarded
5:30 p.m. - Chamber Barbeque - Main Street Chinook
7:00 p.m. - Cold Hard Cash Concert (Johnny Cash Impersonator) at Chinook High School Gymnasium

It was moved by Jay Eslick to approve the same advertising budget for the 2010 Festival as last years - Bruce 2nd - Approved unamimous.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

TABLED ITEMS

LARGE SUGARBEET STATUE - Colleen had brought a photograph of a large sugarbeet that she had encountered in her travels and was wondering if something would be possible to add to our Visitors Center as a unique draw.  We will be discussing later on when the building is complete and operational.

Notary Training
- Tabled at this time - do not know if we will have enough interest in it to justify bringing the trainer down.

Marquees - The PTO has decided to take some of the funds for the Marquees and use for another project.  The Chamber decided to hold off on the marquees until we have a visitors center/rest area to place it at.

PARADE OF LIGHTS - Rita would like to see 25 floats at the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Lights.  Rita agreed to write letters to try and get people involved, etc.  Tabled.

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