Tag: Garden City

Fiesta Time! Annual pageant, community celebration this weekend

This weekend’s Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta marks its 92nd year of celebration. The Mexican Independence Day observance, also celebrated in locations across the U.S., has included a parade each year in Garden City since 1928, a fiesta queen crowning that has be staged annually since 1929 and a scholarship […]

YMCA names Castoe Aquatics and Dome Program Director

The YMCA of Southwest Kansas recently named Stacy Castoe Aquatics and Dome Program Director for the Garden City branch. Castoe served as Garden City Family YMCA Fitness Director from 2006-2013. According to CEO Chad Knight, Castoe’s knowledge of the YMCA’s mission and values, and her overall work ethic and positive […]

Gov. Colyer congratulates O’Brates, Palmer Manufacturing

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Gov. Jeff Colyer stopped in Garden City on Tuesday morning at Palmer Manufacturing and Tank, 2814 W. Jones Ave., to celebrate and congratulate the O’Brate family for reacquiring the company, a deal that was announced last week. “We just want to say thank […]

Baby giraffe, Kijiji, new addition at Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo welcomed a new face on Friday, July 20, with the birth of a female reticulated giraffe calf. Zoo staff have named the calf, Kijiji , a Swahili word meaning “village.” She is the first calf for five-year-old female, Cleo, and nine-year-old male, Juani. According to the zoo, […]

Big Pool opens season

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Just a few days after filling it up, the Big Pool saw some activity earlier this week during an event that brought the children of city employees to the pool while the city staff shoot video footage for promotional materials in advance of […]

Beef Empire Days kicks off 50th anniversary today

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications Beef Empire Days kicks off its 50th iteration with a boot-scootin’ outdoor concert tonight at the Clarion Inn parking lot featuring two up and comers in the country music scene. Gate opens at 6 p.m. with the opening performer, Hunter Hutchinson, taking the […]

Wind season opener Thursday; Community Tailgate night

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications The Garden City Wind professional baseball team will kick off its fourth season on Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. match up against division rival Trinidad Triggers at Clint Lightner Field. Heading into Thursday’s season opener, Randy Ralston, the Wind’s new director of baseball […]

Community tailgate planned at Wind home opener

May 24th will be the Opening Day for the Garden City Wind and will also be the Community Tailgate! Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, Garden City Downtown Vision, Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Garden City, Kansas, and Greater Garden City are your hosts. The festivities begin at […]