Community Wide Fundraiser @ Manhattan, KS
Nov 18 – Nov 28 all-day

A community wide fundraiser to help families in need.  During the holidays, the Breadbasket distributes food baskets that include some holiday staples.  Pitch in where you can this holiday season to make sure families in Manhattan that are in need are helped.  Supplies and donations are down this year, with the need for the Breadbasket’s services increasing.  Items needed are small to medium turkeys or just turkey breasts and ham; canned pumpkin; boxes of instant potatoes; stuffing mix; canned fruit.  If you would like to do money donations: $40 provides a food basket for a family of 4.  Checks can be made to: The Mayor’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive, 905 Yuma.  Manhattan.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Old Chicago
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come together with the Flint Hills Breadbasket and other Manhattan residents on Thanksgiving for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Old Chicago (West side of Manhattan at the corner of Kimball and Vanesta.  This dinner is FREE to any and all in the community who want a hot meal and companionship.  A donation is asked for, but not required, to help with the costs of the dinner.

Sunset Zoo Santa’s Luminary Trail @ Sunset Zoo
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 1 @ 8:30 pm

Sunset Zoo Santa’s Luminary Trail will be held on Saturday, November 30th, and Sunday, December 1st from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  This fun family event will feature activities both inside and outside at Sunset Zoo.  Walk the luminary on the zoo trails, arts and craft activities, cookie decorating, story telling, music, live animal encounters, and of course meet the big man himself, Santa Claus.  Tickets for Santa’s Luminary Trail are on sale now at Sunset Zoo Gift Shop or online at  Get your tickets before they sell out.

Mayor’s Holiday Parade @ Downtown Manhattan
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome in the Holidays and help the Flint Hills Breadbasket keep their pantries stocked!  Lighted floats will travel through Downtown Manhattan to Aggieville to welcome in the holiday season.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony then follows at the end of the parade in Triangle Park.  Make sure to bring the kids, because Santa Claus will make an appearance in the park.  This event will be held on Friday, December 6th beginning at 5:30 pm.  Donate to the Breadbasket: Volunteers will be along the parade route collecting food and funds.

Jingle Bell Run
Dec 8 @ 5:14 pm – 6:14 pm

GET READY…GET SET…JINGLE BELL RUN ON DECEMBER 8th.  Mark your calendars for the First Presbyterian Jingle Bell Run on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 pm.  This includes a 5k and 1.5 mile run/walk.  Register at:  Medals will be awarded to the winners in the men’s and women’s divisions and to the two top finishers in age brackets.  This year, proceeds from the Jingle Bell Run will support Riley County 4-H.