By Michelle Leidy-Franklin
HAYSVILLE – The Haysville Chamber of Commerce hosted two of the three mayoral candidates for the City of Haysville as guest speakers during its meeting last Thursday.
Incumbent mayoral candidate Bruce Armstrong and mayoral hopeful Russ Kessler were in attendance. Rose Corby was scheduled to be part of the forum, but she was sick the day of the meeting and was unable to attend.
Armstrong gave an introduction to his campaign that emphasized developing senior housing in the area and bringing large employers to the city.When asked where he sees the city in 10 years, Armstrong said he would like to see the community grow and bring in more business while still maintaining the small community feel that so many residents prefer.
Kessler said he wants to bring more business, especially new restaurants, to the City of Haysville.
“I’d like to see a change in Haysville and that’s why I’m running for Mayor,” said Kessler.
The meeting was well attended by chamber members and their guests. Attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from the candidates.
Some lively discussions took place over senior housing and efforts to bring in larger employers to the city.
In other business, the chamber announced:
• A ribbon cutting for the Prichard’s Animal Hospital expansion that took place on Saturday, Oct. 23.
• An open position is available on the chamber board.
• No chamber lunch meeting will take place in December.
• The Christmas lighting event will take place on Dec. 4.
• The chamber needs applicants for its scholarship. Applications are due by Jan. 25, 2022.
• The Halloween Spooktacular sponsored the Haysville Recreation Commission took place on Sunday, Oct 24 at Dorner Park.
• Trick or Treat on Main Street will take place on Sunday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.