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Grainfield, KS : Organization : Grainfield Community Development Committee

Cruise, Shoes & BBQsThe Grainfield Community Development Committee was organized with the intention of expanding community involvement and economic initiatives in Grainfield, Kansas. This enthusiastic committee donates its time to beautifying the town, stimulating local spending, and bringing new families and businesses to the area. The GCDC encourages commercial and residential growth in Grainfield and the surrounding area. Its mission is to preserve Grainfield's history while striving to improve the town and quality of living for each of its citizens. Because of this effort, the GCDC is a part of the Kansas Pride Program. Help this committee make a better tomorrow for Grainfield, Kansas by joining the cause.

Cruise, Shoes & BBQs -
May 26 & 27, 2018

Welcome to Cruise, Shoes & BBQs…a fun-packed weekend in Grainfield, KS! We offer a great time in a small-town…

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Lisa Althouse "Eye on the Prize" Memorial 5k Fun Run/Walk
  • "Call of the Hogs" Poker Run
  • Car Show
  • Horseshoe Tournament
  • BBQ Competition
  • Sunday Afternoon & Evening Music from
    C&C Mobile Energy, Karl Weis Polka, Wes Cossman Band & Paramount!
  • Lots of kids activities including face painting, tattoos, pony rides, activity tables for ages 10 & under sponsored by Golden Prairie Extension District, cake walk, turtle races, wheelbarrow races, 3 legged race, gunny sack race, crab race, hula hoop tic tac toe race, hungry hippo race, and human foosball
  • Knights of Columbus Hot Shot
  • Co-ed sand volleyball tournament
  • And much more!

Weekend Food Options:

  • BBQ teams vend (All Day Sat)
  • Main Street Dugout in the Park (Sat & Sun)
  • Snocones & ice cream (Sat & Sun)
  • Hamburgers and brats by KofC (Sun)
  • 4-H Breakfast Burritos (Sat)
  • Beef sticks, pies & funnel cakes (Sun)
  • Homemade Bierocks by GCDC (Sun)
  • Fire Department Pulled Pork Meal (5-8pm on Sun)
  • Jaw Drop'n Grub (Sat & Sun)


Join us for 10 years of smokin' butts and tires!

2017 Projects:

  • Build new building on Main Street to house the Castle Rock Wellness Center and a GCDC/Boy Scout-Girl Scout Den
  • Signs on I-70, highways and local roads
  • Researching a building to house the Bluestem Medical Satellite Clinic, a chiropractor, a massage therapist, counselor, and chiropractor


  • Bake and sell our famous Bierocks
  • Host Wine Tastings in conjunction with Harvest Spirit
  • Host "Hops at the House Brew Fest"
  • Designed and sold t-shirts
  • Designed and sold Thunderhawk Flags - still available!
  • Sponsored a BBQ feed the Saturday after Thanksgiving-2009
  • Host annual Cruise, Shoes & BBQs
  • Worked concession stands at Beougher Field

  • Created more housing options
  • NRP
  • Relocated the K-State Research and Extension Office in Gove County. Read the full story here
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Created the Lil' Hawks PRIDE Extended Pre-School & After-School Programs to aid in the shortage of daycare providers. See brochure for more details.
  • Purchased lots on Main Street to build potential new Library
  • Offer scholarships for our involved youth
  • Post office facelift
  • Partnered with FCCLA, CYO and our amazing youth to build a fenced-in sand volleyball court
  • Encourage local spending
  • Send photos of local happenings to the newspaper
  • Assist in the selling and renting of properties by placing advertisements on
  • Attended a County Commissioners meeting with the purpose of creating better recycling facilities in Grainfield
  • Developed a Welcome Committee to create a Grainfield information list and packet for newcomers to the area
  • Sponsored a town meeting focused on USD 292
  • Created a tax-free contribution fund

Awards / Honors:
Midwest Energy Grant: Storage Container

Zurch Grant: Community Building

Gove County Community Foundation: Community Building

Dane G. Hansen: Health Complex

Spring PIP Grant: Health Complex

Gove County Community Foundation: Health Complex

Midwest Energy Impact Grant: Health Complex

Midwest Energy Impact Grant: Community Building to house Boy Scout/Girl Scouts, GCDC & Fitness Center

Fall PIP Grant: Community Building

Dane G. Hansen: Community Building

Gove County Community Foundation: Community Building

Spring PIP Grant: Community sign built

Gove County Community Foundation: Community Building

Gove County Community Foundation: Land purchase for housing project

Midwest Energy Community Fund Grant: Basketball goals for city park

Spring PIP Grant: Remodel Main Street Christmas Decorations

Appreciation Award from Golden Prairie District
The district board selects an individual / organization on an annual basis. They look for someone that is a strong supporter of KSRE. It is a small way to say "thank you" and to show our appreciation.

2014-2019 Community of Excellence:
Grainfield received this honor for ongoing accomplishments in community development.

Before 2015:
2012 Midwest Energy Community Fund Grant: Planters built for American Legion

2011 Get-It Do-It Grant: Enclosed sand volleyball court at city park

Active Members:
Kay Haffner & Carlene Gillespie, Co-Chairmen
Kay Haffner, Treasurer
Stephanie Manhart, Secretary

Shayla Wood, Kyler Haffner, Colter Allemang, Zach Gillespie, Elliot Godek; Youth PRIDE

Mike & Tanya Allemang
Janice Manhart
Lisa Stroda
Dee Foster
Shannon Foster
Nicole Godek
Denise Gillespie
Bonnie Woods

Silent Members:
Marvin & Marilea Beougher
Jack & Dee Foster
Dan & Nicole Godek Family
Denise Gillespie Family
Rodney Haffner Family
Vera Hartman
Harvest Market
Brandon Heier
Landon Heier
Diana Kaiser
M&A Barnett Trucking
Old 40 Depot

Contact Information:
PO Box 25
Grainfield, KS 67737
Kay Haffner- Email

Additional members to this committee are always welcome.

If you would like to contribute to the continued improvement of Grainfield, GCDC is a 501c3 and has formed a tax-free contribution fund called the Grainfield Community Development Fund. See more details here.