The weather was perfect for the Lucas Santa Claus Day on Dec. 17th at the Lucas Theater. Santa had no snow storms to delay his visit with the kids. About 150 people enjoyed the business and Christmas drawings, free movie with pop and popcorn, and 75 kids gave Santa their Christmas list.
The Lucas PRIDE Committee awarded Raquel Sharp with the 2011 Youth Community Service Award which included a certificate, $100 scholarship, and Cougar glass etching for her many years of community service. Raquel finished her senior year in Natoma High School where she continued to excel as a volunteer in Lucas and at school. She was the SADD club President and the Vice-President of the Junior Sate of America club. Her community service in Lucas included the Lucas Theater, Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce festival and community dinners, and the Lucas PRIDE Mini Park Christmas decorations. Raquel is a valuable asset to the Lucas community.
The Lucas Medical Foundation thanked Kayanne Meitler for her years of service to the Lucas Community with a plaque and stained glass angel. The community applauded Kayanne for her dedication to the area communities.
The winners of the business drawings and Christmas Decorations Contest were announced. Brant’s Meat Market gave two $25 gift certificates to Georgia Schwemmer and Alicia Seirer. Leach and Naegele Hardware gave two $25 gift certificates to Ramona Echer and Steve Hawkins. The winner of the year subscription to the Lucas/Sylvan News was Melissa Hawkins. Troy’s Grocery gave a $ gift certificate to Jessica Seirer. Winner of the Lucas Theater drawings were Dayton Couse was drawn for the 24” Youth Bicycle while Selena Molina, Abby Scinto, and Bridget Lantz each received a 10 movie punch card. Winners of the Chamber of Commerce Drawings were Dayton Couse and Darcy Couse. The PRIDE Christmas Decorations Contest winners were Danny Steinle for Judges Choice, Tereasa Erbert for the Santa Claus is Coming to Town song, and Gordon Bretz was drawn from the names of those who had Nativities in their yard. Next year the categories will be Judges Choice, the Oh Christmas Tree song, and Nativities. Start thinking about your strategy for decorating your yard in 2012. Take a drive around town and enjoy the decorations while visiting the Lucas PRIDE Mini Park to enjoy the dancing lights and Christmas carols.
The free pop and popcorn during the free movie of Arthur Christmas in 3D was much appreciated by kids and adults. Sponsors were Lucas Lions Club, Sylvan Lions Club, Bennington State Bank of Lucas & Sylvan, Lucas RV Park & Laundry, Troy’s Grocery, Brant’s Meat Market, Lucas Publishing Company, North Star Realty, Home Oil Service, Heinze & Associates, Rodrick & Minear Funeral Homes, Tom Hill Realty, The Farmers Bank of Luray & Osborne, and the Lucas Theater.
Santa landed at the Theater just after the movie to visit with the kids. Brianna Steinle helped the kids on stage to visit Santa, while Rita Sharp took pictures of their visit on Santa’s lap. Raquel Sharp handed out the treats to each kid sponsored by the city of Lucas and Lucas Chamber of Commerce. Santa has a lot of presents to get ready for Christmas morning.
Monday, November 7, 2011
On Nov. 19th at the Lucas Theater from 9am to 3pm. KAYS Club had a Bake Sale at 9am till it was all SOLD. The Lucas Chamber of Commerce Lunch Stand from 11am to 1pm had delicious pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs, chips, cookies or brownies, and drink. Vendors included Mary Kay cosmetics, handmade jewelry, stained glass and etchings, paintings, quilt wall hangings, gifts for your pets, Avon products, embroidered gifts, Scentsy products, Miche purses, crochet items, bird houses, It Works Body Applicators, and Christmas ornaments. Thirteen vendors and over sixty shoppers enjoyed some early Christmas shopping with Christmas music playing inside and outside on Main Street.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Annual Spook Parade in Lucas on Oct. 29th at 4pm at the Lucas Theater was a success with over 80 participants. Several Age Categories with prizes. All participants received a goodie bag from the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Lucas. Great job on those costumes!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Lucas Area Community Theater served delicious pulled pork sandwich, chips, and drink at the Adam's Apple Festival in the Lucas City Park from 11am until the pork was gone to 130 people. It was a fun day at the park with root beer floats by Bennington State Bank during the meal and entertainment by Brianna Steinle after the meal.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Lucas Theater Quilt Show on Aug. 9th from 3 - 7 pm and Aug. 10th from 1 - 5 pm. The theme was "Fall and Friendship Quilts". This was a local exhibit to go along with the Kansas Humanities Council "Kansans Tell Their Stories" Traveling Exhibit in Lucas at the Flying Pig Studio and Gallery from July 25th through Sept. 2nd. There were 31 quilts and 14 wall hangings, with other items like pillows, rugs, and afghan. Those who were displaying the quilts were Tess Dunkel-McKnight, Lois Geir, LeeAnn Herold, Mary Lou Steinle, Delma Naegele, Judy Hower, Linda Brant, Lynn Schneider, and Shirley Svaty. Around 35 people viewed the quilts and handiwork from Lucas, Sylvan Grove, Luray, Scott City, Abilene, Salina, Minneapolis, and Brentwood California. Jim Tasker of Minneapolis and his sister from California were very impressed with the community of Lucas with its several attractions and the multifunctional theater facility. The quilt show was a local exhibit of the Kansas Humanities Council "Kansans Tell Their Stories" exhibit which is on display at the Flying Pig Studio and Gallery in Lucas until Sept. 5th. The friendship quilts with names of classmates and teachers or neighbors embroidered on the blocks were fun for local visitors to reminisce over. Other favorites were the t-shirt quilt, grassroots art quilt, and the bright and cheery fall colored quilts. Some of the quilts were hand stitched and hand quilted while several were quilted and bound by the Lucas "quilt shop" of Ray and LeeAnn Herold. The Lucas Theater was a nice cool place to enjoy the warm comfort of the wonderful quilts. The 2012 quilt show theme is "Old and New Memories" to go along with the 125th Anniversary of Lucas.
Monday, May 16, 2011
13th Annual Alumni Hog Roast at Lucas Area Community Theater on May 28th at 11am to 1pm in the Community Room. Roast Hog sandwiches with the fixings by donation along with chances to purchase for a Cougar or Demon Stepping Stone to be given away on May 29th at the Alumni Banquet. Chances for the "1 Year Movie Pass" will be available for purchase that day also to be given away on Sept. 3rd. Proceeds go towards special activities and front repairs at the Lucas Area Community Theater.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Centerstage Dance Class, directed by Erin Streit, performed two recitals on May 1st at 2pm & 4:30pm at the Lucas Area Community Theater. Each performance filled over 165 seats in the auditorium. Everyone was pleased with the performances and the dancers had a great time. It was a busy day for the dancers and families. The performances were a great finale for their 2010-2011 Dance year. Congratulations Erin and Centerstage Dancers!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Over 180 people enjoyed the free Easter movie, "Gulliver's Travels" PG with free small Pepsi and small popcorn. Sponsored by Wilson Communications Company, Lucas PRIDE, Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce, Sylvan Lions Club, Lucas Aurora Club, Luray Harmony Club, Lucas RV Park & Laundry, Lucas Motor Company, Bluestem Valley Services, Luray Midway Co-Op, and Lucas Area Community Theater.
Monday, January 31, 2011
4 Told Gospel Quartet from Russell Kansas was unable to perform at the Lucas Theater after the Lucas Chamber Annual Meeting Dinner on Feb. 24th because of the weather. The Quartet will be rescheduled at a later time soon. At 3pm to 5pm in the Theater Community Room, the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Retirement Reception for Connie Dougherty with several braving the weather to wish her well. At 6pm, the Lucas Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner was served by K-18 Cafe, smothered steak, potato, veggie, and German Chocolate Cake(homemade & delicious). At 7pm, members enjoyed visiting and guessing who the winners of the Academy Awards would be. Those who scored the most correct answers were Von Rothenberger and Eric Abraham. Door prizes were donated by Set in Stone, Garden of Eden, Ad Astra Book Publishing Co., and Lynn's Glass Works. The winners of the door prizes were Connie Dougherty, Michael Dougherty, Kay Marshall, Erika Nelson, Ginger Langdon, and Sharon Albert.