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Location 1204 Washington Ellis, KS 67637
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 12:00pm or by appointment Saturday-Sunday Closed

NFL Pick 'Ems:  

How well do you know NFL football? Here is your chance to show off your knowledge. Print the weekly matchups provided for you on the ERC website (under the forms tab) and mark the team that will win the head to head matchup for that week. Your prediction for the final score of the Monday Night Football game will be used as a tiebreaker if two or more participants pick the same number of games correctly. The person closest to the overall score of the game is the winner. Weekly results will be posted to the ERC website. Weekly prizes are given, and a grand prize is awarded to the TOP finisher overall.       ***Winners please pick up your prize within 2 weeks of winning***
Registration Deadline: Wednesdays by 5:00 p.m. during the regular season

Fee: Free
Start Date: September 9

2021 Standings Week 18 - 256 Games total

Jason Jenek 11 160
Steph Jenek 7 149
Marty Hollern 8 165
Tammy Hollern 8 167
Toni Jensen   8
Julia Brown   128
Devin Jacques 6 164
Shelby Jacques 7 168
Gary Calzaretta   74
Aimee Gilbert 11 161
Josh Gilbert 7 164
Alyssa Rome 9 173
James Rome 10 167
Ethan Cox 9 165
Britny Cox 8 167
Larry Cox 10 167
Lisa Cox 9 165
Terry Cox 11 175
Emily Mattheyer   110
Donna Huff 7 150
Richard Morgan 7 159
Brandon Gilbert 7 166
Carol Hamblin   72
Chris Rorabaugh   113
Austin Gilbert   36


Pumpkin Decorating Contest:

This is your chance to show off your Halloween creativity to the masses.  Enter by posting a photo of your creation on the ERC’s Pumpkin Decorating Event on Facebook.  Also include the names of who decorated the pumpkin. The picture with the most “likes” wins! Winners announced after Halloween.

Fee: FREE! 
Contest Dates: October 1 – October 31 


Turkey Free Throw Contest
Need a turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner? Here’s a chance to win one for the family! This event is an adult/child basketball free throw shooting contest. Add your scores together and compete against other teams within your division. Turkeys will be given to each age division champ!  All non-perishable foods are donated to the Ellis Food Boxes and Pantry.

Pre-Registration is required to secure your time.  If an adult is shooting with multiple children, they will all be scheduled  together.  Adult shooters must be 18 or older and out of high school. Pre-Register by calling the ERC office at 785-726-3718, email at ellisrecoffice@gbta.net, or send a Facebook Message.

Date: November 21
Registration Deadline:  November 17
Fee: Two (2) Non-Perishable Food Items
Time: Competition begins 1pm
Age Divisions: Boys & Girls: 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 18 & Under
Location: Old High School Gym
Sponsored by:  Ellis Knights of Columbus

Christmas Decorating Contest:

 It's that time of year to brighten the outside of your home for the holidays and show off your Christmas decorating skills. This year, we are partnering with Nex-Tech Wireless to provide text voting so the whole community can be a part of the fun.  Look for the sign in the yard for the number to text.  Text voting begins Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 18. 
To enter, complete an entry form found at
www.ellisrec.org and return it to the ERC Office.  The ERC will drop a voting sign in your yard.  Winners of Chamber Cash will be notified the week of Dec. 21

Registration Deadline: December 1
Fee: Free
Location: One-Mile Radius of Ellis City Limits
Division: Individual Residence or Business

Snow Sculpture Contest:
Grab your hats and gloves and head outside to let your imagination run wild in the snow.  The ERC is looking for snow sculptures this winter. Enter by posting a photo of your creation on the ERC’s Snow Sculpture Event on Facebook.  Also include the names of who built the creation. The picture with the most “likes” wins! Winners will be announced after Spring Break.

Fee: Free
Begins: First Snow
Ends: After Spring Break

Longest Pheasant Tail Contest: 
Bring your longest pheasant tail feather into the ERC Office and display it on the “Wall of Feathers.”  Pheasant tail feathers must be from a bird bagged during the current pheasant season.  There is a ma
ximum of one entry per individual.  A prize will be given to each division winner.  Tail feather(s) may be picked up after the contest is complete.

Fee:  FREE!

Begins:  Opening Day of Pheasant Season (Nov. 13th)

Ends:  January 31, 2022
Divisions: 
12 years and Under, 13-18 years, and Adult

March Madness Bracket Contest: 

It’s simple! Fill out an NCAA Men’s National Tournament Bracket and submit to the ERC Office before the first game is played. Brackets may be picked up or downloaded from the Ellis Rec. website when posted by the NCAA. This is a FREE event and there will be prizes for the Top 3 places. Only one entry per person.

Registration Deadline: Before the first game is played

Fee:  FREE!!!

Divisions:  Youth and Adult

Sponsored By: Arthur's Pizza & Mexican Food Inc & Ellis Recreation Commission


Easter Egg Coloring Contest:

Bring your completely decorated egg into the Ellis RR Museum Train depot. There will be entry forms the day of the contest. Pre-registration is not required.
Date:  April 16, 2022                      
Fee:  Free
Registration Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Judging Time:  11:00 a.m. 
Divisions:  Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, 5th – 6th grade, Jr. High-High School, Adult