The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce discussed moving the Hamburger Supper fundraiser on Monday during its noon meeting. The meeting was moved due to the threat of winter weather later in the evening.
According to Chamber of Commerce president Judie Bariola, there are conflicts with the tentative hamburger supper date of Feb. 22. After discussion of numerous dates, members agreed on March 15. The dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Civic Center. Chamber members are asked to arrive no later than 4 p.m.
Big plans are underway for the Chamber hamburger supper fundraiser. Since the event was canceled in December due to inclement weather, Chamber members have planned to add some additions to the event. This year, guests who purchase a hamburger or hot dog meal will also receive a bingo card. Participants will try their luck throughout the evening in hopes to "bingo" for one of numerous prizes, donated by local businesses in Carlisle. Big ticket items will be given away at the end of the meal.
Tickets for the supper will be available for purchase through any Chamber of Commerce member and at the door. Cost is $6 for hamburger meal and $4 for hot dog meals. Individual hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase. Bingo cards will not be given with any individual item purchases.
In other business, Carlisle Mayor Ray Glover gave his monthly mayor’s report. Glover said he is currently working on the State of City address, which is required by law. He said in his state of the city address, some of his topics include: ideas for the future of Carlisle, leaning on residents to clean up their properties and the push toward getting industry to town in an effort to provide more available jobs in the community.
"The city is in good financial shape," Glover said.
According to Glover, the council passed the budget for the 2014 year during the January council meeting. Glover said even with all the recent work and construction the city has taken on, the city finances are in good shape.
New water bills went out this month, according to Glover. Glover said this is a way for the city to communicate to the public. He said special events as well as rules and regulations of the city will be addressed on the new bills.
"I hope people like the new water bills," Glover said.
Glover said work is still underway at the city jail. He said the new doors to the cells have been hung and the new ceiling in the hall and kitchen area is being put in. Glover said the city hopes to open the jail within the next two weeks, tentative on final approval by the Fire Marshal and jail standards.
In other Chamber business, there will be a business appreciation banquet held April 29 at the Civic Center. The banquet is held in honor of the licensed businesses within the city. Each business will be provided with two tickets, free of cost to attend the dinner. The meal, guest speaker and presentation of Chamber of the Year awards will be the highlights for the evening.
While plans for the banquet are still underway at this time, there will be sponsorship opportunities available for purchase during the event. For more information contact Judie Bariola at 870-552-7521.
The next Carlisle Chamber of Commerce meeting will be a noon March 10 in the Civic Center.