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Thrive Allen County is the 2014
Kansas Organizational Health Champion

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Circles of Allen County is dedicated to ending poverty one family at a time by assuring that all people have sufficient Resources, Relationships and Reason in their lives to THRIVE.

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Grant to Fund Lehigh Portland Rail Trail

Thrive Allen County has been awarded a $100,000 Healthy Living grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to develop the Lehigh Portland Rail Trail in Allen County.

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Allen County Farmer’s Market

The Allen County Farmer’s Market is a weekly open air fresh food market that takes place on the southwest corner of the historic downtown square in Iola, Kansas. The market is open Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, from April through October.

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Sharrows Improve Bicycle Safety in Iola

City of Iola crews have installed the first sharrows in Allen County, an important step improving public health and in making Iola the most cyclist and pedestrian-friendly small town in Kansas.

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Economic Development

Thrive helps to encourage, develop, and recruit businesses that improve the vitality and resilience of the Allen County economy.


Thrive assists businesses and individuals in navigating the sometimes complex and intimidating healthcare system.

Healthy Lifestyles

Thrive encourages people to improve their lives through healthy choices and daily activity.


Thrive works to educate the public about nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and the difficult choices we make every day to improve our lives.

Come Home

Come home and help to make Allen County the healthiest and economically robust county in the state of Kansas.

Get Involved

Thrive works by engaging the passion, vision, and energy of individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the quality of life in Allen County.

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Thrive Board of Directors School Bond Statement

As election day draws near, the USD 257 school bond initiative has taken center stage as, perhaps, the most important community issue to face most residents during their lifetimes. Unfortunately, the campaign has proven divisive in the community at large and in our own organization as well. As has been reported, the majority of the […]