A launch party was held Aug. 29 to introduce the new Web site of Tour Butler County.
The gathering included a light supper held at the Butler County History Center/Kansas Oil Museum with representatives from towns throughout Butler County attending.
Lou Clennan, secretary of Tour Butler County, introduced the Web masters, Sharon Hoffman and her son, Chris Hoffman, who showed the Web site for review and instruction.
The Web site, tourbutlercountyks.com, has links to all the towns in Butler County and also to the Butler County and Kansas Travel Web sites.
Marce Brewer, president, welcomed the members and ambassadors of the respective towns who gave reports.
Augusta: Scott and Renee Berggren announced their Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 29.
Beaumont: Marce Brewer reported the Pasture Golf event was a success and plans are underway for next year.
Benton: Orin Friesen announced a tribute to Patsy Cline at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon on Aug. 31 is sold out.
Douglass: Frances Renfro stated the Historical Museum welcomes visitors and the Douglass Frontier Days will be held the second Saturday in October.
El Dorado: Jean Plummer announced the Walnut River Festival is Sept. 29, Walter’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 21 and the salute to veterans parade will be in November.
Shirley Patton, El Dorado Chamber director, announced the Car, Truck and Bike Show will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and several activities are planned.
Renee Albert announced the History Center’s display of school memorabilia begins Sept 7.
Rose Hill: Kathy Axelson announced the Fish Hatchery is open to the public for fishing and the Fall Festival is Oct. 12.
Towanda: Lisa Hamilton mentioned Towanda residents are planning a motorcycle run in place of the Fall Festival.
Others in attendance not mentioned were: Jim Clennan, David Alfero, Lavonda Norrod and Beverly Sand.
Brewer informed the group of other Tour Butler County projects including a half page ad in the Kansas Visitors guide, Highway signage, KAKE TV ads, updated brochures and membership in 360.ElDorado. Also the group was encouraged to “like” Tour Butler County on Facebook.
Drawings, quizzes and facts relating to Butler County were part of the evening activities.
Tours or requests for brochures can be arranged by calling Jean Plummer, tour coordinator, at 1-800-278-3697.