A lot of things are happening in Emporia on Thursday.
The Newman Regional Auxiliary is holding its annual bake sale at the hospital's east lobby from 7 am to 1 pm or while supplies last, like cookies, cinnamon rolls, breads and the like. There is also a silent auction including some of Evora Wheeler's homemade pies. Auxiliary member Linda Polsin says proceeds benefit scholarships for students in various medical fields.
At 8 am, the Emporia School District honors its latest inductees into Emporia High's Hall of Fame. James Lowther, Class of 1947, was a veteran and is a retired advertising and banking executive. He also served eight terms in the Kansas House. Robert Hartsook, Class of 1966, owns the fundraising consulting firm Hartsook Inc. and is a published author and leading speaker on philanthropy matters.
Thursday evening, Emporia Child Care has an open house from 5:30 to 7 pm as it continues consolidating from three locations to one at 1320 C of E Drive. Director Deb Crowl says fundraising continues for the move.
At 7 pm, its "Heroes in the Classroom" -- a town hall featuring a webinar appearance from "American Teacher" author Katrina Fried and a chance to honor two teachers noted in the book about 50 of America's best, Emporia State graduates Josh Anderson and Ron Poplau. The town hall is at Visser Hall.
And at 7:30 pm, Travis Tritt plays a rare acoustic-only show at the Granada Theatre. The concert is sold out.
Find out more about community events by going online to KVOE.com.