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News for 8/2/23

“Let’s Get Groovy” in Kensington!

Make plans to be in Kensington on Saturday, August 19, 2023 for a grooving good time at Old Fashioned Saturday Night. Activities begin at 9:00am with Pasture Golf; $20 per 2-person team. Contact Jeff at 785-476-5185 to register.

Also at 9:00am is a "MAKE & TAKE" Porch Leaners craft at the Legion with Kristen Minkler of The Broken Board. $60 each -- Must pre-register by Aug. 12th. See facebook page for more info.

1:00 pm - YARD OLYMPICS - Cornhole, Ladder Golf, Polish Horseshoes; S20 per 2-person team. Register via Facebook or contact Jordan Dettmer.

3:00 to 4:30 p.m. is FREE SWIM at Kensington Pool. Pool rules still apply - please abide.

4:00 - 8:00 p.m - CAR/TRUCK/BIKE SHOW

Pre-Registration on site at 3:30 p.m.

5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - FREE Inflatables - by rockIT Event Pros.

5:00 p.m. - SAL's Beer Garden Opens

6:00 p.m. - KIDDIE PARADE; 5:30 Registration at City Office. This year's theme "Let's Get Groovy*• FREE - Prizes Will Be Awarded!!

7:00 p.m, - Car Show Awards

7:15 p.m. - ENTERTAINMENT including: Little Girl Dance Camp performance, MS & HS Cheer & Dance Performances, Egg Toss Contest.

9:00 p.m. to Midnight - STREET DANCE with DJ Rockin' Thunder.

Additional Activities and Vendor Booths will be set up too. Kids ages toddler to 12 years are invited to participate in a Rock Hunt: Find a painted rock placed around town on public property, take it to the KCS to redeem for $1.00.

TRHS Cheerleaders will have the Dunk Tank and a 50/50 Raffle will be provided by the Sapphire Dance Team. Lots of great food and great fun to be had in Kensington on Saturday, August 19th.

Kensington Library News

Don’t forget, we have a used book sale going on now. Come fill up a bag or a box of gently used and deleted library books. Be sure to join us for ice cream Monday evening, August 7, from 6 to 7 PM at our annual ice cream social event. This will also be the last day of the Used Book Sale, so plan to join us for homemade ice cream and get some books!

School Starting Soon!

The 2023-2024 school year will soon be underway. Thunder Ridge teachers report Monday, August 14, and students will arrive for class on Thursday, August 17. The full calendar and school supply list can be found at

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion we will have our loaded nachos as our special with a dessert. We will have our regular menu items as well and our kitchen is open from 6-8. You can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up. Hope to see you Friday evening!

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