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Holly Commercial Club Plans for Bluegrass Festival, Other Spring Events

Holly Commercial Club Plans for Bluegrass Festival, Other Spring Events

The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session on Wednesday, March 7th at the Holly United Methodist Church. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved, as was the Treasure Report. Membership was announced to stand at 23 full members, with four associate members. Old Business Rural Philanthropy Days was discussed. The dates for this […]

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

    Even though it’s still February, the majority of funding applications on the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel’s agenda were for the approaching spring and summer. Presentations were made for the 2nd Annual Holly Gateway Classics/Concert for the end of September, Wild West BBQ for mid-May, Wiley Hay Days Car Show, Holly Bluegrass Festival and […]

Holly Commercial Club Preparing for Spring Events

Holly Commercial Club Preparing for Spring Events

    Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity was present and a guest. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The Treasurers Report was read and approved.  The Holly Shopper Report was given, with a loss and the Membership Report was given. Calvin Melcher added to the agenda about […]

Lodging Tax Panel Receives Timely, Hefty Payment

Lodging Tax Panel Receives Timely, Hefty Payment

Not that the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel was absent any funds, but their October payment from the state of $28,874 helped fund some recent requests and added to their contingency fund. “This is the largest payment we received from the state all year,” said Carla Scranton, Panel Business Manager, “we knew it was coming […]

14th Year for Holly Bluegrass Festival

14th Year for Holly Bluegrass Festival

“We’ve actually got motel rooms booked for the festival next year,” was how Marge Creech, one of the event’s organizers, described the popularity of the free festival Saturday, June 11th.  The three day event features a mix of bluegrass and country-western performers which bring hundreds of residents and visitors to the Town of Holly to […]

Holly Commercial Club Trims Some Seasonal Events

Holly Commercial Club Trims Some Seasonal Events

The Holly Commercial Club decided to drop the proposed holiday tour of homes this December from lack of participants. Darlene Bruce reported during the June 1st meeting that the Christmas Tour of Homes had so few respondents; the event should be taken off the planning table. Members voted in favor of allocating Club funds to […]

Great Music and Family Fun Set for 14th Annual FREE Bluegrass Festival

Great Music and Family Fun Set for 14th Annual FREE Bluegrass Festival

The 14th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival is set for June 10-12 in Holly with a music selection that leans toward  country-western music groups although there will be some bluegrass features included in the three day event.  The music starts at 6pm on Friday, June 10th and Saturday will basically be an all-day event with at […]

Lamar Racing Club, Bluegrass Festival Receives Lodging Panel Funding

Lamar Racing Club, Bluegrass Festival Receives Lodging Panel Funding

Three events were presented before the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel for funding, Tuesday, March 15th.  Angel Munoz from the Lamar Racing Club requested advertising funds for the 2016 racing season at the Lamar Speedway for ten events, twice the number held last year.  Munoz, the president and promoter of the Club explained the additions, “We […]