News for 11/1

Annual Veterans’ Day Celebration in Kensington​

Saturday, November 11, 2017 is the date for Kensington’s Annual Veterans’ Day festivities. All are ivited and welcome to attend this celebration in Kensington!

The theme for this year is “Our Country, Our Flag” with Plainville native, Senator Jerry Moran, as the special guest speaker.

Starting at 9:00am, the women of the American Legion Auxiliary will host the pie stand at the Vo-Ag building on Kansas Street, across from the high school. There will be various, delicious pies for sale by the slice and paper poppies for sale too. The Auxiliary women will Raffle a quilt and other Americana items; tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Legion members are also be holding a Raffle for items including: Marlin XT-17 VR .17 HMR plus one box of ammo; Colt 1911 .45 ACP plus one box of ammo; Browning BPS 12 Gauge plus one box of ammo. Several consolation prizes to be awarded after the firearms. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Need NOT be present to win guns or quilt but MUST BE PRESENT to win the consolation prizes. Raffle Prizes to be announced at the Legion Hall at 9:00pm.

At 11:00am, special guest Jerry Moran will speak with prayer and parade to commence afterward. Mr. Moran and the parade will be broadcast on the KKAN KQMA 92.5 FM Phillipsburg radio station. The FREE BBQ is to follow after the parade, beginning at approximately 12:00pm/noon. {Please be sure to bring your own containers and tableware; only food will be provided.}

At 1:00pm a Flag Retirement and Disposal Ceremony will be held in the empty lot across from the legion. If you have never attended before, this is an amazing event to witness.

From 9am to 2pm is the Scholastic Book Fair at the Kensington Library. Please stop in for our special *Family Event during the Veterans’ Day festivities from 9am-2pm.

At 9:00pm, there will be a Dance at the Legion Hall and here all Raffle Prizes will be announced. Need not be present to win the guns or quilt, but MUST BE PRESENT to win the consolation prizes as they will be announced periodically during the dance. Ed Bridwell will provide music entertainment for the dance from 9pm-1pm at the Legion Hall.

Return/stick around for the Lions Club Pancake Feed Sunday morning, November 12.

United Church to Host Annual Thanksgiving Program

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 Instructor. This is a free program with refreshments to follow in the church basement. There is elevator access for those who cannot use the stairs.

Westbrook named Kansas Honor Scholar

On Monday evening, October 23, 2017, TRHS senior, Morgan Westbrook, was honored to receive a Kansas Honor Scholar award. This is an award given by the KU Alumni Association honoring all Kansas seniors that are in the top 10% of their class.