News for 10/25/17

TRHS KAYS Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat

On Sunday, October 29, from 5:00-7:00pm, the KAYS will be venturing out into the local communities of Kensington, Arga and Kirwin to “Trick-or-Treat so Others Can Eat.” High need items include: canned fruits/vegetables, cereal, and other non-perishables. If you will not be to home, you can leave your food donations on the porch or hanging on your front door. Food items can also be delivered to your local churches or call the high school (785) 476-2217 to make other arrangements. Thanks for your Spooktacular Support!

October Is Pastor Appreciation Month

In honor of Pastor Appreciation month, the United Church of Kensington plans to hold a potluck dinner following church service on Sunday, Oct. 29. Please make plans to join us and bring your favorite potluck dish.

*Mark your calendars: coming up on Sunday, November 5, at 2:00pm, the United Church Women will hold the Annual Thanksgiving Program. Featuring Alisha DeBey, performing original compositions from her new CD “Unite Us,” this program will be held at the United Church in Kensington, 204 W Cedar Street, at 2:00pm on Sunday, Nov 5. Alisha is a local face from Smith Center. She is the USD 237 Vocal and Band Instructor. This is a free program with refreshments to follow in the church basement.

Working Together to Make Improvements

The Smith County Fair Board has been planning for nearly two years to build a new bath/shower house and storm shelter for the fairgrounds. The need has been discussed for years because when you think about all the ballgames, celebrations, horse shows, judging contests, and county fairs attended, thousands of children and adults use the fairgrounds. Since this was such a huge project, the fair board knew it needed to collaborate with other organizations to make this a reality.

Because the fair board is a non-profit organization, it partnered with a couple very generous foundations that Smith County is blessed to have. They sought the help of the Shrader Foundation and the Smith County Community Foundation. This partnership allowed the fair board to break ground and begin the process of building a new bath/shower house which will double as a storm shelter. Quick to join our efforts was the Smith County 4-H Council which contributed to the effort by giving the fair board a donation, which had been gifted to them. In addition to all these efforts, fair board members donated their time and equipment and contractors donated some expenses to help lower the overall cost. Together, the project has become a reality! A few final touches need to be added to make the building more user friendly, and the fair board is working together to finalize the building to make it ready for use.

The Smith County Fair Board would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the Smith County Foundation, The Scrader Foundation, the 4-H Council, and all the people who put countless hours completing this project. Our county is certainly made a better place to live when these two foundations and the community work together!

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