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News for 12/15/21

Wreath Ceremony this Saturday

The Kensington American Legion will host the Wreaths Across America this coming Saturday December 18th. There will be a free will donation breakfast starting at 8am. We will dismiss from the Legion about 10:30-10:45 and meet at the St. John Lutheran church north of town for our ceremony of placing the Wreaths of our fallen veterans. It's a very meaningful time and we invite everyone to come out and participate. If you have any questions please call Regie at 785-476-6237, or Kim at 785-656-2276.

Holiday Open House

You are invited to the Kensington Community/Senior Center for a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 17, from 9:30-11:00 am. Coffee and cookies will be provided and special drawings will be held.

KAY Winter Jam

Last Saturday, the TR KAY group held their annual Winter Jam for kids preschool-6th grade. 22 kids were able to attend this year, and they certainly had a blast!

They celebrated the KAY 75th birthday with a bang! The group enjoyed tons of games, crafts, made cards for the veterans, got their hair curled and nails painted, had a birthday party with cupcakes and even sang happy birthday…. Dear KAY.

The kids heard about the importance of the KAY organization and this year’s theme, “The Power of One”. The group drew positive messages on the sidewalks by the grade school to help start the teachers’ and students’ mornings on a positive note! They also listened to the story “I Am One,” which told about the power everyONE has to make a difference in the world.

The kids were given a party gift as they left and hopefully left motivated to make a positive difference!

Kaleb Wagenblast and Paul Ferguson help Fynley Tweedy hula hoop.

Sydni Rust making crafts with Destyni Coomes.

Liam Corbett playing a parachute game with the kids.

Happy Birthday!

Lloyd “Shorts” Gemaehlich will be turning 90 years old on December 21. If you would like to help him celebrate, cards may be sent to: Lloyd Gemaehlich- Park View Care Center- 811 N 1st St- Box 247- Osborne, KS 67473.

Join Us for New Year’s Eve!

The Kensington American Legion will have a soup supper on New Year's Eve starting at 6pm. The legion will provide an assortment of soup. The public is welcome to bring salads, sandwiches, or dessert. We hope you can make it for an enjoyable evening.

The menu this Friday, December 17, will be Salisbury steak, cheesy potatoes, mixed vegetables, and cake for their Friday night special. Please call them if you'd like to get an order to go.

Thunder Ridge Ballgames & Important Dates

Wed. 15- HS Finals - Odd

Thur. 16- HS Finals - Even; MS BB @Agra vs Lakeside 4:00pm

Fri. 17- End of Quarter 2; 12:15pm Early Dismissal for Christmas Break

Dec. 20-31: No School – Christmas Break

Mon. January 3: School Resumes

Tue. 4- HS BB @ Osborne 4pm

Wed. 5- MS Honors Program in Auditorium 3:15pm

Thurs. 6- MS BB @ Southern Cloud (Glasco) 3:00pm

Sat. 8- 8:30pm KAYS Winter Formal

Weekly Inspiration

Stop chasing. Stop forcing. Just flow. Follow your intuition. Let what comes, come and let what goes, go.

Embrace every new beginning with courage and faith. Change brings wisdom to the heart and soul.

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