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  1. 2020 Giving Tuesday Campaign Begins

    December 1, 2020, All Day

    Like many of us, local charitable organizations faced extra challenges this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some organizations were forced to close their doors, some were called upon to expand their services in a time of need, and over half of the participating organizations reported that they were forced to cancel a fundraising event this year. And that is where Giving Tuesday comes in. Giving Tuesday is a day for anyone, anywhere to give – and to make a difference for a local organization by giving together. It is our hope that this campaign will help the participating organizations fill a gap and provide much needed funding. Many organizations have created profiles with more information about their missions and programs. Click on any of the organizations below to begin.

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  2. Christmas Craft Mall through December 24th

    December 1, 2020, All Day

    It’s tradition in Great Bend to have one location where all the crafters can display and sell their goodies for the Christmas holiday. Make this stop one of your holiday traditions, celebrating its 32nd year. Central Baptist Church • 3301 Lakin Ave. (use the west entrance) Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 1-6 pm. November 21st – December 24th Closed Thanksgiving and Closing at 3 pm on Christmas Eve

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  3. City of GB Trail of Lights

    December 1, 2020, All Day

    We invite you to visit our city to create Holiday fun and memories in November and December! Enjoy our small-town charm, friendliness, great food, unique shopping and amazing lights! Join in and Explore Great Bend this holiday season! For over 30 years, Great Bend has been shining brightly with its renowned Trail of Lights Holiday Display. The animated lights wind through the community starting at Great Bend Brit Spaugh Park then to Veteran’s Memorial Park for the Twelve Days of Christmas. See the Christmas Nativity at K-96 & 10th Street, head south to the Historic Village Lights Display and back to Jack Kilby Square to see downtown, the beautiful Mayor’s Tree and the North Side display on the Square set to music!

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  4. Hometown Rewards Starts

    December 1, 2020, All Day

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  5. BCAC Friends and Acquaintances Community Art Exhibit

    December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Shafer Art Gallery presents the Barton County Arts Council Friends and Acquaintances Art Exhibit A wide range of local artists’ work will be on display at the Shafer Gallery as part of the Barton County Arts Council Friends and Acquaintances exhibit Oct.23 through Dec. 1. The virtual reception will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Facebook.com/shafergallery and will include brief interviews with participating artists. There will also be a catalog of all the entries posted there as well. The show is underwritten by the Bill J. McKown Memorial Endowment distributed by the Golden Belt Foundation. The Shafer Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is always free. For more information, contact Shafer Gallery Director Dave Barnes at barnesd@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9342.

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