Requests for welcome bags are increasing. Currently, several Chamber members provide items for welcome totes that the city gives to new utility customers. The Chamber and the city jointly-supplied giveaway totes at the Kansas Sampler Festival were very popular and the supply was quickly depleted. After the first of 2015, in preparation for filling these requests, Thelma Humerickhouse and Cathryn Houghton will begin a campaign for items to include in the totes. In addition to including the Osage County tourism guide and the Osage City brochure, they look forward to receiving donations of coupons, restaurant menus, business fliers, tokens, promotional items, and announcements of upcoming events. Anyone wishing to contribute items, or add dates to the events calendar, please contact Thelma or Cathryn.