On the Bricks    March 2015

April Fool’s Run could attract hundreds to Augusta

Downtown Augusta Inc. has teamed up with First Gear Running Company from Old Town in Wichita for the April Fool’s Run at the Augusta Lake on March 28.  First Gear will provide professional race timing services, and finish line photos as well as oversee registration for the race, and provide the start and finish line. Click here to read the entire story.

 

Drew Wilson takes over as president of Downtown Augusta Inc.

Downtown Augusta Inc. is proud to announce the election of new officers for its board of directors, including a new board president. Drew Wilson with Spencer, Wernli, and Wilson financial advisors, is a business man in downtown Augusta just like his predecessor, outgoing President Bill Morris, with William Morris Associates. Click here to read the entire story.

Grassroots effort raises money to continue Red Bud Trail to Augusta

In November 2012, Andover-Augusta Rail Trail Initiative (AARTI) was formed as a grassroots organization to help establish the Redbud Trail in Butler County. With the support of AmeriCorps and the Sunflower Foundation, AARTI has the opportunity to finish the full eight mile trail from Andover to Augusta this summer.To complete the construction of the eight miles of trail, $55,000 in matching grant funds is needed by March 6. Read the full story from the Butler County Times Gazette here.

A glimpse of history uncovered during remodeling of Stricklers building

When workers with McCollom Construction recently tore through more than a century’s worth of remodeling at the former Strickler’s Shoe store, 513 State, they found limestone, bricks, 20th century wallpaper and some very interesting writing on old plaster and plywood.  Read the entire article by Belinda Larson as written in the Butler County Times Gazette.

Gear Up world-wide headquarters relocates to downtown Augusta

Most residents in Augusta aren’t aware of a small locally-owned business that is putting the town on the map, both nationally and internationally. Gear Up Storage Solutions offers rack solutions for all outdoor human-powered sports. Read the entire article by BelindaLarson as written in the Butler County Times Gazette.

February’s new or renewed members for 2015

The following is a list of businesses who made the decision in February to support the efforts of Downtown Augusta Inc: Reta Strotkamp, White Eagle Credit Union, Augusta Family Dentistry, Intrust Bank, Martin and Malone, Brick Street Flower Company, Cooper Drug Store, McCollom Construction, William Morris Associates, Dylan Harnett.   If you see any of these folks be sure to thank them for their contribution to making Augusta a better community for all of us.

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Recognitions:

In mid-February Drs. Mark and Melodee Armfield donated their time and expertise to Kansas Mission of Mercy to help those in need of dental care.

 

 

Candace Kunkel and Diana Burress with Re/Max on the Move in downtown Augusta were awarded the highest average number of transaction per associate for 2014.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

March 2- April 7 – March Madness Brick Street Bucks. Visit downtown merchants and collect Brick Street Bucks. Bring them back for discounts later in the month. Get double bucks when the Shockers win. Click here for more information.  

Through March - Artifacts found in the sub-basement of the old Prairie State Bank building are now on display at the Augusta Historical Museum.    Click here to read more about the artifacts

March 6 – 8 - Black or White at the Augusta Theatre - Show starts at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and admission is $6.00/ticket. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted for Admission and Concessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqlE-7PP7Ho (movie trailer)

 

March 7 – Bugs Bunny Club presents Brother Bear 2 starting at 10am at the Augusta Theatre. Admission is 25 cents. The Augusta Department of Safety will provide safety education for kids and prizes will be given out.

March 13 & 14- The Quiet Man at the Augusta Theatre. Show starts at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and admission is FREE for this event. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted for Concessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH4OFXlvzKA  (movie trailer)

March 14 – Bugs Bunny Club presents Hoodwinked starting at 10am at the Augusta Theatre. Admission is 25 cents. The Augusta Department of Safety will provide safety education for kids and prizes will be given out.

 March 15 - Out of Print ~ The Movie ~ A Documentary shown on 35mm at the Augusta Theatre. Show starts at 2pm on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and admission is $6.00/ticket. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted for Admission and Concessions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dtPZxrjE2vE  (movie trailer) http://outofprintfilm.com/

March 21 – Bugs Bunny Club presents The Wild starting at 10am at the Augusta Theatre. Admission is 25 cents. The Augusta Department of Safety will provide safety education for kids and prizes will be given out.

 March 28 – April Fool’s Run at the Augusta Lake. Registration starts at 7:30am, run starts at 8:30am. Register online at www.downtownaugustainc.com

March 28 – Antique Appraisal Fair from 10am-3pm at the Augusta Historical Museum. Volunteer appraisers will be on hand to appraise glassware, dishes, pottery, toys, guns, coins and more. The cost is $3.00 per item. For more information call the museum at 775-5655

 March 28 – Bugs Bunny Club presents Chicken Little starting at 10am at the Augusta Theatre. Admission is 25 cents. The Augusta Department of Safety will provide safety education for kids and prizes will be given out.

 

Call Cindy at Downtown Augusta Inc. for more information on any of these events or to get your events and announcements included in our monthly newsletter 775-4585