By Travis Mounts
GODDARD – The Goddard Chamber of Commerce has two events on its calendar before the end of March.
This month’s after-hours event is this Thursday, hosted by Meritrust Credit Union. It will run 4-6 p.m. at the Goddard Chamber of Commerce office, 222 N. Main, Suite 1. After-hours events are co-hosted by the sponsoring business, the LeadG committee and the Chamber.
The Goddard Chamber’s quarterly ladies night will be held on March 25 at the Chamber, and will take place 6-8 p.m. Booth space is available for just $10 but space is limited. Registration for booths must be completed by March 25. More information and registration is available at www.goddarchamber.net.
The Chamber’s monthly member luncheon was held March 11 at Pathway Church. An illness led the planned guest speaker to cancel at the last minute. Instead, members held a roundtable discussion on their needs for the Chamber and how the Chamber can best serve them in 2021.
The Goddard Chamber of Commerce will hold a “buy-in” night on the opening day of the SummerBall Showdown, the new adult baseball tournament coming to Goddard in early August. The Chamber is looking for 20 local businesses to co-sponsor the event. In exchange for their financial support, sponsors will receive tickets to give away to the public. General admission tickets for the tournament will be $10, according to director Steve Shaad, who was at the luncheon. He said the tournament is expected to draw around 20,000 people to Goddard over five days.
The events and LeadG committee are working on future events, including a possible wine walk in November. Plans are still in the works for the Chamber’s annual mixer. The event is normally held in January, but strict gathering limits were still in place at that time. The goal is to hold the event in June.
It was reported that the Goddard Public Library has been given five sets of discs that can be checked out for play at the disc golf course at Linear Park.
Scribbles and Giggles child care has been sold and renamed as Launch Pad Learning. The owners are Mallory and Carter Mott.