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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wheat Festival organizers encourage button registration

  • Buttons for the Wheat Festival are currently on sale and organizers are giving extra incentives to those who get buttons early and register them.

    The buttons are good for admission to the festival which is July 9-13.
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  • Buttons for the Wheat Festival are currently on sale and organizers are giving extra incentives to those who get buttons early and register them.
    The buttons are good for admission to the festival which is July 9-13.
    The cost is going up this year, from $2 to $3, but Chamber director Shelley Hansel said that extra dollar is going to a good cause. The chamber has partnered with the Aviator Church to sell the buttons, and the extra dollar will go to a community project to be named later.
    People may want to buy more than one button, as they get you entered for prizes.
    But a larger incentive is the medallion hunt, held each year as part of the festival. People who want to hunt for the medallion as clues are released, should have their button registered.
    If you find the medallion and have a registered button, the prize is $1,000. If you find it and do not have a registered button,
    the reward is $100.
    Buttons are available at banks in Wellington, as well as the chamber of commerce building on Washington St. Register your buttons with Diana Page at Edward Jones Company at 120 W. Harvey St. in Wellington.
    Hansel said people will still be able to win prizes at various events, and even the grand prize, without a registered button as long as they have a button.
    The grand prize drawing will be for $1,000.
    The cowchip throwing contest, sponsored by the Wellington Daily News. Will be held on the Thursday of the festival. Hansell will be on television the Tuesday before promoting the event.
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