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*Kansas 8-Man All Star Football Game

In 1985, the 8-Man Coaches Association created the Kansas 8-Man All Star Football Game. The following year, area students participated in the first game at Trojan Stadium in Beloit, Kansas. Players are selected by the 8-Man Coaches Committee each December. There was a request for two divisions, so starting June 2001 one game is being played in the morning and another division play in the afternoon.
A successful annual event, the game relies on the support of the community as well as resources from the North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit Jr. Sr. High School, and the Knights of Columbus.

The event attracts many people from surrounding regions, nourishing area businesses.

*Beloit Invitational Wrestling Tournament

The Beloit Invitational Wrestling Tournament is held in mid-January at the high school each year. This tournament has been held for 30 consecutive years and draws 16 to 18 outstanding teams from around the State of Kansas. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious tournaments in the area and the state as well. Call (785) 738-3261 for more information.

*Beloit Relays

The Beloit High School has been hosting the Beloit Relays since 1941. With as many as 52 schools attending in the 1960's to the 28-35 schools that have attended recently, this is the largest one-day track meet in the State of Kansas. Outstanding competition in large school and small school divisions can always be expected. Many of the athletes who compete in the Beloit Relays go on to be state champions or compete very well at the state level. Call (785) 738-3261 for more information.

*Chautauqua Isle of Lights

Christmas in Beloit took on a new dimension in 1999 when the Isle of Lights was established in Chautauqua Park. The Isle of Lights Committee took advantage of the horseshoe-shaped park. With the roadway circling the park and lined with small white lights, vehicle occupants are able to view the Spirit of Christmas lighted displays. Categories for the one hundred seventy plus displays range from Religious to Winter Wonderland, Patriotism, and Toyland. Huge Christmas cards are the work of students, 4-H Clubs, and Scouts. Some of the displays are humorous while others are thought-provoking.

The spectacular displays are aglow every night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., beginning the day before Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year's Eve. Hosts are present nightly to regulate traffic and to hand out programs. There are no charges, but a donation box is available. Over 18,000 people view the displays during the holidays. They come from 168 Kansas towns, 40 states, and 11 foreign countries.

Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce
(785) 738-2717 •
123 N. Mill · P.O. Box 582 · Beloit, KS 67420

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