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News for 4/29/2020

In honor of the Thunder Ridge Class of 2020, Student Council will be turning on the lights at the football field at 8:20pm (20:20 military time) on Sunday, May 3, 2020 for 20 minutes.  Although they may not be able to have graduation on this day, our thoughts are with the graduating class and we congratulate them on their accomplishment.  

TRHS still plans to honor the Class of 2020 with some form of graduation in the future.   Information will be released when available.

Quarantined Hands Stay Busy!!

    Even though Mat Makers have not been able to meet face to face, members of this group have been working in their homes to impact others in a positive way. Bags have continued to be donated, folded, cut into strips, tied together, and crocheted into sleeping mats for the homeless! 

    In the past month, 11 mats have been completed and are waiting at St. John Lutheran Church. When the “stay at home” order is lifted, they will be ready for delivery to the homeless. 

     New volunteers have joined in the process of making mats during this pandemic. If you’d like to know more about how you can help, contact Robin Billings. Single flat mat: Mats are generally 3’x 6’. 

Rolled mat: Mats have a handle and ties to make carrying them easier. Sometimes they’re folded in half before rolling them up to make them more compact while carrying. 

Group of mats: 11 mats ready for delivery!

KAY Scavenger Hunt Continues

     TR KAYS has replaced their typical service project of “Girls Rock and Boys Roll” with a community wide scavenger hunt for ALL ages. Here’s what to do!

*** (We need lots people in our school communities -Kensington, Athol, Kirwin, and Agra- to participate for this to be fun!!) 

    (Last week) Week 1: people looked for hearts

    (THIS WEEK) Week 2: American flags, real or made

    Week 3: pictures of a longhorn: everywhere-flags, school, pictures made and displayed in windows. 

    EACH Sunday evening from 6-7pm, post your total number found as a family and tag Kathi Boden, Robin Billings, Raini Hrabe, AND Jaden Boden. Tag all 4 of us so we can all help tally posts/#’s  

    For every post made, KAYS will donate money to the community food pantry!!

    Winners of most items found will also be announced each week through Facebook and then reported again here in the news:)

    Thanks to everyone who is participating!! You’re helping the KAYS continue to serve their communities!!

Rust sisters, Iva, Sydni, and Lexi hunted hearts last week.

Important Numbers to Have

785-476-2668: City Office

785-476-2845: Farmers National Bank

785-476-2224: Kensington Senior/Community Center

785-476-2852: Kensington Community Store

785-476-2500: Rusty Tractor

785-476-2282: Corner Corral

785-476-3241: Thunder Ridge Elementary

785-638-2244: Thunder Ridge Middle School

785-476-2217: Thunder Ridge High School

785-476-8185: Kensington Community/School Library 

Weekly Inspiration

When someone helps you and they are struggling too, that's not help, that's love. - Unknown

It doesn't matter who hurt you, or broke you down. What matters is who made you smile again. - Unknown


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Erica Barnes Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library 785-476-2219 or 8185 (cell) Fill your mind with truth; fill your heart with love; and fill your life with service. - Thomas S. Monson


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