Following a 1-year hiatus thanks to COVID-19 worries, the After Harvest Pageant will the moment again be “Hittin’ the Trail” in Ellinwood this 12 months for its 48th 12 months from July 14-17.

In accordance to Jordan Waite with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, this year’s AHF will return whole pressure with a complete slate of activities. This year’s theme, “Hittin’ the Path,” will center about the area’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Path.

Although there have been a couple vendors who were being still hesitant to occur out, Waite reported, for the most section the celebration will appear just as it has in earlier several years.

“Everybody (in the neighborhood) is psyched to have AHF come back again total blast,” Waite said. “Everyone is ready to get out and have some normalcy yet again.”

This year’s occasion kicks off Wednesday, July 14 with the Ellinwood College/Neighborhood Library showcasing a screen of preferred publications, movies and songs from yrs past, in 5-12 months increments, from 1961 forward. Also that working day, Ellinwood enterprises will be open up late for Ladies’ Night Out, the Museum of Ellinwood will be open up to site visitors, and the city will host a Cruise Night starting at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, July 15, the Chamber will host a group barbecue in the evening, junior corn hole match, do-it-yourself ice cream and pie social, and a family members wide range demonstrate which will characteristic dancers from Danceography in Wonderful Bend. The Ellinwood American Legion will also host a live live performance that includes the Salina-based mostly trio, Soul Preachers. 

Friday, July 16, will kick off with a Local community breakfast at Ellinwood City Park. The Ellinwood Underground Tunnels will open up for tours beginning Friday at 1 p.m. and be open by way of Saturday. Also Friday and Saturday evenings, the Historic Wolf Resort will host an Grownup Comedy Present showcasing a number of performers. The doorways open at 7 p.m. with the present commencing at 8 p.m. A further Salina-centered band, Sunset Sinners, will perform at the outdoor beer back garden Friday night time.

Saturday, July 17, will incorporate a total listing of events throughout city including a relatives 5K operate/wander in the morning a fishing derby, arm wrestling, horseshoe, golf and corn gap tournaments an inflatable zone free sno-cones, pony and horse rides turtle races and a watermelon feeding on contest. Neighborhood musical artists Homebrew will perform at the beer garden Saturday night.

Occasions likely on every single working day Thursday by Saturday include a carnival and an out of doors beer back garden.

The aspect celebration Saturday will be the yearly Immediately after Harvest Competition Parade, starting at 10 a.m. which annually functions as many as 80 entries, mentioned Parade Coordinator Rosie Joiner, who will also provide as Grand Marshal this calendar year.

Those people wishing to enter the parade will need to post an entry sort by Friday, July 9. Entries are inspired to observe this year’s concept celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Santa Fe Path. Awards will be offered in quite a few categories, which include all all around winner, antique tractor, most authentic, ideal use of theme, youth, religious, antique cars, typical vehicles, antique truck, industrial, and class reunion entries.

All those wishing to enter can get entry kinds from, by electronic mail at [email protected], or by cellular phone at 620-566-1054.

Waite said a comprehensive schedule of occasions should be accessible from the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce shortly.

Joiner picked as AHF Grand Marshal

As a member of the Ellinwood Rotary Club, Rosie Joiner has expended quite a few several years helping program the once-a-year Following Harvest Festival Parade held on Saturday of every single year’s festival.

This yr, nonetheless, she was stunned to understand she had been selected by the Rotary to participate in this year’s parade as its Grand Marshal.

“I was quite amazed since (the Rotary) had talked and we experienced a name, and I thought that’s who was likely to be, and then they amazed me,” Joiner reported.

Joiner, an Ellinwood native and life span resident who has been a member of the Rotary because 1998, and the parade’s coordinator for the earlier 10 a long time, said she was honored to get the nomination from her fellow Rotarians.

In addition to serving as earlier president of the Ellinwood Rotary and currently being chosen as the Ellinwood Rotary’s Distinguished Citizen honor in 2017, Joiner has been active in several other capacities for numerous decades in the Ellinwood group.

She volunteers for various community businesses, including the Ellinwood Food Lender and on a variety of councils with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellinwood. As a member of the Ellinwood Yard Club, she assists manage the city’s Rose Garden on Santa Fe Boulevard as nicely as the steel wheat shocks hanging from the mild poles on Primary Avenue. She is also a member of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce and Ellinwood Historical Culture.

Joiner is a retired mom of two developed sons, Justin and Derek, and has been married to her husband Don for 50 years.

As a youngster she attended St. Joseph Catholic Faculty, a faculty she however supports, and graduated from Ellinwood Superior University. She went on to show up at Barton Group Faculty and Fort Hays Condition University.

Now retired, Joiner worked in the insurance policies marketplace in Ellinwood for far more than 40 a long time.