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News for 6/22/22

4-H /Smith Co. Fair Reminders

Reminder that Reservations and Fashion revue forms are due July 1. Other important dates: July 8th- 1-4pm Foods Judging; July 10th- 4-7pm Fair grounds Clean-up then 7-9pm Pool Party at Kensington Pool (All 4-H Families welcome); July 11th- 9am Buymanship and Clothing Judging then at 7pm Fashion Revue; July 13th- 1-5pm Booth set up; July 14-18 Smith County Free Fair -look for schedules posted.

Blood Drive

The Thunder Ridge KAY organization will host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 6th, at the North Lutheran Church, Kensington. Sign up online or contact Kathi Boden to schedule an appointment.

Paint Night @ the Library!

•Monday, July 11th we are looking to offer a painting group at the Kensington Library. Adults or children welcome! Youth sizes will cost $25 each and adult sizes $50 each. If your child is enrolled in crafts and would like to have another project for the county fair, we’d love to display our group work in a booth at the fair. (You do not need to be a member of 4-H to join us for this painting night.) The design choices are shown below.

Please RSVP by June 27th so we can be sure to have enough supplies. This can be a fun night for just mom, a mother/child date night, or bring the hubby if he’s game!

Call the library at 785-476-2219 for more information.

Kensington Library

Summer Library Programs have begun and your children or grandchildren are welcome to join us at any time! We have been planning lots of fun activities and projects in anticipation of the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme this summer. Ages Preschool to 1st grade ages are welcome to come join us Tuesdays at 10am, while the 2nd grade and older come on Thursdays at 10am. We plan age appropriate crafts, stories and activities for children.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the library at 785-476-2219. Library hours for the summer include: Mon. 2-7pm, Tues.-Sat. 9am-2pm.


Sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Lloyd Henry Gemaehlich, “Shorts” as he was well known. He passed away on May 30, 2022 at the age of 90 at Smith County Memorial Hospital. Lloyd attended and graduated from Kensington High School in 1949.

Weekly Inspiration

I hope you don't let a little stress or negativity keep you from seeing the good that also happened today! Can you list 3 things you are grateful for right now? Go!

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