January 31, 2013 by Mark
The farmington Chamber of Commerce is presenting A Passion for Service – a seminar on how to give the best customer services you can and how to deal with difficult customers.
The seminar will be [Read more]
December 21, 2012 by Sarah
One way in which local businesses can continue to thrive in a difficult economic climate is by advertising themselves to the general community and by appearing at various trade shows. One such trade show taking place in [Read more]
November 29, 2012 by Sarah
Christmas is getting closer and more and more communities throughout the country are having parades and holding various activities to celebrate this fact. The Farmington Chamber of Commerce has not forgotten that it is not only children who get excited about the holidays, and that many people look forward to having extra time to spend with their families and friends. The Chamber is celebrating by presenting the annual Christmas parade and Winter Wonderland.
The theme for this year’s Christmas parade is ‘Reason for the Season’ and will feature the usual floats, marching bands, community groups, and local businesses. There is no fee to enter the parade and everyone is welcome. However, there are some rules to be obeyed. For example, each float must be decorated with 500 lights or more.
Businesses are welcome to take part but their float or vehicle must have more than just a sign bearing the company name. To go the extra mile, they may possibly arrange with Farmington printing companies to create a banner that can be added to a float as one design element. There will be prizes for the top three parade participants – first place wins $250, second place wins $150, and third place wins $100.
Winter Wonderland will take place from December 3 – 21 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm each day. It will consist of various activities, including a G Scale Christmas train set display. Food will also be gathered for local food banks.
The Christmas Parade will take place on December 3 beginning at 6:00 pm. It will travel from Columbia and A Street to Long Memorial Hall. For more information, call 573-756-2215.
October 21, 2012 by Sarah
The 7th annual Help the Hungry Bake Sale is just under a month away and will take place at the St. Joseph Catholic School gymnasium. Admission is free but visitors are encouraged to bring [Read more]
September 16, 2012 by Mark
The Public Emergency Preparedness Fair will take place at the month. This is a free event and will provide some sound advice that any local resident will benefit from [Read more]
August 18, 2012 by Mark
The Fall Festival will take place in downtown farmington on September 22 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This is a free festival.
The festival will [Read more]
July 18, 2012 by Mark
The All-Star Adult Spelling Championship will take place at the Memorial United Methodist Church on August 10 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets to watch the event are $5 for adults and $3 for [Read more]
June 25, 2012 by Sarah
The Downtown farmington Founders Festival will take place from July 20 – 21, with this year’s theme being “Go play in the streets.” This is a free event.
The festival will feature musical acts such as [Read more]
May 6, 2012 by James
The 34th annual Country Days festival will take place in downtown farmington from June 1st to 3rd. The different events, activities and games have various costs associated with them. [Read more]
April 29, 2012 by Sarah
A brand new play area, designed from the ground up to accommodate children with or without disabilities, is on target to open this May.
Situated 20 minutes outside of Farmington, Missouri in Fredericktown, the result of ‘Fitness for All Children – Project Happy Feet’ is expected to provide the only play area suited to children of all abilities for at least 100 miles around town. Catering to more than 350 children with a developmental disability, the park is equipped with specialized restrooms, and there are further plans to develop the area, including a flood plain to help with drainage of the park.
The play area is the result of a collaborative fundraising effort by local businesses, public donations and efforts by community fundraisers. The overall target of $77,000 was met courtesy of a generous donation of $30,000 by the L.I.F.E center of Farmington, which allowed work to begin. A grant that was awarded by Madison Mobilization was also instrumental in getting the project off the ground.
It is likely that the fundraisers and volunteers involved sought the expertise of a local print shop for a run of brochure printing, as many successful charities understand the importance of soliciting for donations in a professional manner and having high quality promotional materials to distribute within the community.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the park, which is situated on Azalea Park’s North Main Street, will take place on Saturday, May 5th at 10 AM, and coincides with the Azalea Festival.