News for 1/16/19

Standing (l-r): Mike Isom, Denise Miller, Don Wiens, Beth Supra’s, Tim Bartley; sitting are Donna Westbrook, Karen Pollock, Amber Hardacre

The Home Foundation of Kensington awarded six, $500 grants to six non-profits in Kensington on December 20,2018. Chairman Mike Isom said “We were able to give six grants for the fall grant period because of the generosity of Ron Rahjes, who is a board member of CoBank of Denver. As a board member, Rahjes was able to distribute funds to entities in their area. Rahjes presented a $5000 donation to be used as the Home Foundation deems.”

The $500 grants were awarded to the West Smith County Recreation Commission for upgrades to the press box at the football field, to the Spirit Task Force for new weatherproof benches for downtown Kensington, and the city of Kensington for improvements at the city park. Also receiving the $500 grant, was The American Auxiliary for upgrades to the kitchen, and two student groups at Thunder Ridge High School for projects to help the community.

The Home Foundation was established in 1997. Its purpose is to encourage the citizens of Kensington and the surrounding area to make donations to this organization has more grants can be given.

KCS Soup Luncheon Fundraiser

Please join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019, for a Soup Lunch Fundraiser accepting donations for the Kensington Community Store. Located in the Kensington American Legion Hall, on main street in Kensington, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please come out and help support your local grocery store. If we don’t use it, we will lose it! Mark your calendar and plan to attend Sunday, Jan. 27. Please give generously and remember to shop local first.

Thunder Ridge School News

Important Dates

Monday, January 21, 2019, we will be hosting another community education program. This program will be on Social Media and examining “Your Digital Footprint”. This will be held at 7:00pm in the middle school auditorium at Agra. Parents and students are invited and encouraged to attend. Nex-Tech will be presenting this Digital Citizenship program designed to build awareness of the decisions we make online.

A Mini Cheer Camp will be hosted by the TRHS Cheerleaders on January 26 from 9am to 12 noon. Forms will be available or contact sponsor Kathi Boden at the HS.

Thunder Ridge KAYS to host a Blood Drive on Thursday, January 31, from 9am to 3pm at the High School. S