Farmers Market, Special Bingo, and MEMORIAL DAY MEAL all happening in May at the Commmunity Center

There will be an early FARMERS and MAKERS MARKET on May 2nd. Attention Crafters and Early Season Gardeners – here will be a special Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKET Thursday May 2nd from 4pm-6pm in Vesper. Free for vendors – vendors pay no table/booth fees. Free Admission to the public and free raffle give aways for visitors. Doors open for vendor setup at 3:30pm. Vendors can sell crafts, art, canned goods, fresh vegetables, fresh eggs, baked goods, anything legal to sell in Kansas, maybe even some asparagus this year ! Registered as a “From the Land of Kansas” farmers market with local seasonal produce along with homemade baked goods, canned foods, jams, jellies, infused honey products, and locally produced crafts. Booth space is limited, to receive free booth space at the market and exhibit/sell- sign up at

There will also be a special MUSIC and BINGO on Saturday May 4th. A live local band will be playing outside (weather permitting, or indoors) in front of the “In the Wind” Mural from 6 to 6:45pm. This large 800+ sq ft outdoor mural is a tribute to renewable wind energy which has been powering Lincoln County since the 19th century and is now providing power and economic benefits from a nearby modern wind farm. The mural also includes the old limestone Vesper school, a meadowlark, limestone post rock, local scenery, and the Kansas flag, which was originally designed by a Lincoln County native, Hazel Avery. On Saturday, May 4, mural artist Matthew Miller will be available for a meet and greet from 6-7pm.

There will be picnic tables setup in front of the In the Wind Mural. The concession stand will be open at 5:30pm selling grilled burgers and hot dogs, loaded nachos, cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, pies, sundaes and floats, snacks and beverages, and local made cheese cake and other desserts. There will be free raffles too.

The annual MEMORIAL DAY MEAL is happening on Monday May 27th from 11:30 to 2pm. Residents and visitors are welcome to stop by and enjoy a fresh made free will donation meal while they are travelling through the county visiting memorial sites. For more information, to volunteer for the event or to donate a dessert, call Jodie Wiebke or 785 524 2466, or use the form at Pies, cookies, cakes, brownies, and other desserts are needed.

This year’s meal features sloppy joes, cheesy potatoes with ham, green bean caserole, and some AMAZING desserts with a choice of beverage. This is the center’s largest fundraiser of the year and donations will be especially appreciated. The interior of the facility was recently repainted and new trim was installed. Be sure to stop by and see all the improvements that have been done. The facility is supported by grants from the Dane G Hansen and Post Rock Community Foundations, the Lincoln County Wind Economic Benefit fund, local businesses and individual donors. Donate online through the vesper website or in person. The facility continues to see improvement with increased public support and business sponsorships so be sure to thank the Bank of Tescott, S&S Auto service and towing, Bennington State Bank, Kansas Midwest Homes and Movers, Seirer’s Clothing, Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed of Sylvan Grove, Citizens State Bank & Trust, Meyer Tire and Lube and Lincoln Building Supply, when you patronize these businesses.