News for 8/10/22

Back to School Open House Calling all TRES families plus 4th and 5th. The K-3rd teachers welcome the kids to come see their classrooms at the Elementary School in Kensington and bring your school supplies from 5:00-6:00 PM Wednesday, August 17. Fourth and 5th grades can visit the Middle School in Agra too from 5:30-6:30 PM. BRING YOUR SUPPLIES! First, full day of school is Thursday, August 20, for all Thunder Ridge students. OFSN Events Events for Saturday, August 20, will kick off with a 5K Fun Run at 7:00am hosted by the Sapphire Dance Team. Then at 9:00am, a Make & Take Barn Quilt Craft Class hosted by the Smith County Historical Society will be held at the Kensington American Legion. Cost is $45. To sign up and prepay please contact Melissa Westbrook at 785-476-8166. Pasture Golf is also offered at 9:00am for $20 per 2-person team. Contact Jeff Nech at 785-476-5185 to register. Yard Olympics games will be held at 1:00pm. It’s $20 per 2-person team to play cornhole, ladder golf, and polish horseshoes. Register via Facebook or contact Jordan Dettmer. Teens can play 9 Square and Disc Golf from 1-3:00pm. Kids can swim at the pool from 3-4:30pm. The Car/Truck/Bike Show is from 4-8:00pm. Pre-registration is on site starting at 3:30pm. The Kiddie Parade with the theme of “Down on the Farm” starts at 6:00pm with entertainment to follow. Come see the little girls’ dance camp performance provided by the TR Sapphire Dancers. GFC inflatables will be here for the kids from 5-9:00pm and a Beer Garden available for the adults. Lots of food booths and fun to be had! Be on the lookout for the full schedule posted around town and on Facebook. Make plans to be in Kensington for some ‘Old Fashioned Fun’ on August 20th! K-TOWN KATES On Monday July 11, the Ktown Kates met at 11:00 at the Kensington Community Center. They traveled to Smith Center to enjoy delicious dining at Pete’s BBQ. This was followed by a presentation and tour of the Hardly Used Shop that has been utilized in the county for 47 years and located at 4 different buildings. It is entirely staffed by volunteers with most items priced at $ .25- .50. The proceeds are generously given to charitable organizations, the Kensington Food Pantry being one of them. A very worthy endeavor indeed. The other shops along main street were then explored before traveling back to Kensington. A meeting was held at the Center with 14 members answering the roll call with their favorite pastime. The previous minutes were read and the treasurer's report was given. Georgetta gave the Food Pantry Report. August 20 will be Old Fashioned Saturday night. The details about the Kates pie stand will be finalized at the August Meeting. Meeting adjourned. Janet served a delicious dessert. The Ktown Kates met on June 15, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. and went to Logan, KS to visit the Hansen Museum where they viewed beautiful Dutch Tradition Flora Paintings by Jane Jones and studied the family of Dane Hansen. They then enjoyed lunch at the Logan Main Street Pizza. On their return trip the group stopped at the Sale Barn Marketplace in Phillipsburg, Kansas and viewed the large array of collectibles. To finish up the trip they went to HomeTown Grounds to enjoy a cup of soft serve ice cream and hold their monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Donna Johnson. Nine members answered the roll call with their family tradition. The treasurer’s report was given as well as the food pantry report. The pie stand for the Old fashioned Saturday night was briefly discussed as was the Hardly Used Shop trip in July. Meeting adjourned. Nine members of the Ktown Kates met at the Kensington Community Center at 10:00am on Thursday, May 12 then traveled to Kearney Nebraska. They ate at the hibachi bar at the restaurant Kyoto for a unique Japanese dining experience. Next, they explored the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and Museum that spans Interstate 80. The historical exhibit tells the story of the adventurers who followed the Platte River and helped build America. Before heading back to Kensington, ice cream was enjoyed at Dairy Queen. Kensington Library News With Thunder Ridge schools being back in session on Thursday, August 20, we will return to school hours of operation. We will be open Monday from 8am to 7pm, Tuesday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. The courier service makes deliveries on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We can order any materials from other libraries when we don’t have what you’re looking for. Weekly Inspiration Sometimes a door you keep knocking on is locked because it's not your door. Look around and you'll find a door wide open and ready for you to walk right through. It's better to flow than force. @positivekristen You've got to rise higher than the struggle and love stronger than the pain. The power to do so is in you, always, even if you don't feel it. News items needed Reminder: Please send your news to Erica at ebarnes8185@gmail.com (put NEWS in the subject line please!) by SUNDAY afternoon. To see the full, in-color edition, visit the Kensington website online at www.Kensingtonks.net. -- Erica Barnes Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library 785-476-2219 or 8185 (cell) The More You Read, The More Things You Know. The More That You Learn, The More Places You'll Go! D… | Reading quotes, Quotes for students, Dr seuss reading quotes

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