CHARITY SUPPLY DRIVE
Every year, the Barton County Young Professionals group organizes a Charity Supply Drive where members volunteer to staff the doors at Wal-Mart to collect donations of non-perishable food and household supplies for local charities such as the food bank. This event started in 2013 and has continued ever since. This project has been underwritten by the Great Bend Rotary Club.
BORN LEARNING TRAIL
In 2014, the Barton County Young Professionals group partnered with United Way of Central Kansas to install a “Born Learning Trail” at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. This series of activities throughout the zoo gives preschool age children the opportunity to interact with their parents while getting physical exercise and developing their young minds.
THE TOT SPOT
In 2015, the Barton County Young Professionals group partnered with the Great Bend Rotary Club to fundraise, plan, and implement a new early childhood playground in Brit Spaugh Park. The equipment is geared for children under the age of five, and is situated on a solid rubber surface with a shade structure overhead and ample bench seating all around. Learn more on The Tot Spot Facebook page.