Getting rolling with another busy week in Ellis

Holy cow! If the last couple of weeks haven’t been busy enough for you, let’s try this one on for size!  Tons to do, tons to see and many places to go, so let’s get rolling …

Dena Patee

Dena Patee

Today, EHS Golfers traveled to Hays to match up with TMP on the Golf Course. You won’t find an FFA member around, as they are at State FFA in Manhattan. Good Luck to all.

The Ellis Express Youth Track Club will have practice tonight at 6:30 p.m. They just finished a full weekend of meets, traveling to Goodland on Saturday and Russell on Sunday. These kids are very impressive in their events. Lots of talent coming up in the Ellis Schools. A big thanks goes out to all the coaches and parents who help with the Track Club.

Tuesday will find the Ellis Jr. High students at Plainville for a track meet, the JV Golfers will be in Norton, and the Baseball and Softball players will be on their way to Hoisington for games. The Community Foundation of Ellis will be meeting at the Alliance office at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday allows people to take a short breather. All I have on my schedule is an Alliance meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the Alliance office. The Ellis Good Samaritan Residents will enjoy a Cheese Tasting in the evening.

Thursday revs up with the EHS Golfers at Trego and EHS Track at Victoria. EJH Track members will have track pictures after school at the Track & Football field. At 6:30 p.m., you can be thoroughly entertained by the WGS students during their Spring Programs. The K-3 students will begin the evening’s festivities at 6:30 p.m. and the 4-6 grades will begin at 7:30 p.m. I have heard great things about the program contents from my fifth-grade student, and I’m very excited to see it all put together.

Friday doesn’t slow down at all. The EHS Golfers will be in Hill City, Jr. High Track will be here in Ellis, along with Softball as they take on Goodland, and the Baseball team travels to Minneola. The Ellis Good Samaritan Residents will be baking in the afternoon, which sounds like a great afternoon to me. The Ellis Good Samaritan Center is also gearing up for National Nursing Home Week next week with tons of activities for the residents and community alike.  Take some time and visit the Center next week and participate in all the great events. (Like the barbecue on Wednesday)

Saturday will see the Ellis Express Track Club in Minneapolis, Kan., for the next meet. The Junior High and High School Music and Band program will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. With the extreme musical talent of our instructors and students, this event will not disappoint.

Don’t forget Mom on Sunday, as we all pause to thank our moms for putting up with us and all our crazy days as kids and adults. Thanks, Mom!

Last week, I was so excited to share with you the coming of Big Creek Floral and Gifts. Well, I kinda-sorta put the cart before the horse. Their target opening date is June 1, but as in everyone’s daily life, sometimes those targets run the other direction. I will definitely let you know as time gets closer when the official opening date has been declared.

Next week is National Nursing Home Week at the Ellis Good Samaritan Center and there are events and special days planned all week. Theme Baskets are being given away on Friday, May 16, you do not need to be present to win. For more information, you can call the Center at (785) 726-3101. One of the big events of the week is the Community BBQ on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and are asked to bring 2 side dishes. More details will be posted next week.

All right, everybody, let’s get this week kicked off with a bang. If you know something that needs to be shared, please let me know!

Make it a great day!

Dena Patee is executive director of Ellis Alliance.