ECAA Roundup 11/11/2022

November 11, 2022

Memorial for Alan Holman

ECAA and the Elbert County Master Gardeners will host a memorial for Alan Holman on Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 pm at 7573 Pine Crest Drive, Kiowa. Alan’s son and daughter-in-law plan to attend. Attendees may bring photographs to display. The event will be informal, but there will be a time for a prayer and for people to share memories of Alan. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org. You do not need to bring a dish, but if you wish please include it with your RSVP.

It’s Apple Dumpling Time

The Elbert Woman’s Club is hosting it’s annual Christmas Bazaar from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 12th at The Elbert High School and the Russell Gates Mercantile. There will be 72 vendors. Make sure to get their early to get the apple dumplings before they are sold out.

Tourism on the Plains

East Central Council of Governments is sponsoring a workshop on tourism for the Eastern Plains on November 29th at the Limon Community Center from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. RSVP to Candace at 719-348-5562.

FFA Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the Tractor Supply FFA scholarship. Tractor Supply is now offering 150 $5000 and $10000 scholarships to FFA students. For more information go to: https://tractorsupply.com/FFA. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at Tractor Supply stores.


This year the Elbert Woman’s Group made 1,125 apple dumplings from Gala apples. They switched to Gala apples four years ago. What kind of apples did they use before that?

Elves Needed!

We still need more baker elves and server elves for the sugar cookie decorating kits we are giving away at the Elizabeth Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting on December 3rd. Baker elves will make one to four dozen five-inch sugar cookies to freeze for the event. (We will supply the cutters!) Server elves will pack them into decorating kit bags and hand them out at the event. This is a great family activity! We had so much fun last year. Sign up to volunteer by sending an email to sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org.


Cookoffs are Coming

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual ECAA Community Chili Cookoff being held January 28th at Once Upon A Time Events. For more information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/429717946947. If you like the heat, stay in the kitchen and also sign up for the Community Cajun Cookoff in February: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/431860274707.

Homestead Fair Committee

The Homestead Fair Committee will be reforming in 2023; and we need you. Committee members will help in venue selection and program development, recruit vendors and sponsors, and/or boost the marketing campaign. Many hands make light work and starting in early 2023 will make planning that much easier. Contact Tonya Roche at tonya.roche@elbertcountyagalliance.org for more information.

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Trivia Answer: Jonathan