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News for 9/21/21

TR Homecoming Week Festivities

Thunder Ridge Homecoming is this week! Our TR Cheerleaders and Sapphire Dancers have painted and decorated the windows around town. The Spirit Week Dress-up schedule consisted of: Monday- Hat/Camo Day, Tuesday- Twin/Outta this Planet Day, Wednesday- Beach/Tacky Tourist Day, Thursday- Decade/Dress Like a Baby Day, Friday- School Spirit/Blue & Silver Day.

Thursday night, Sept 23, at 8:00pm will be the traditional Bonfire/pep rally hosted by the cheerleaders and Student Council will provide games. Friday afternoon, Sept 24, the middle school students will be used over to Kensington to attend the all school Pep Rally and Homecoming Parade on Main Street starting at 2:30pm. The community is also welcome to attend. Following the pep rally everyone will head over to the football field for a fun game of Powderpuff Football organized by the KAYS.

The Crowning Ceremony will be held at 6:30pm prior to the home football game vs Lakeside Friday night, Sept 24. The 2021 Homecoming Candidates are: Olin Brown, Daxton Dunlap, and Paul Ferguson, Mariana Escobar, Susana Jovel, and Saige Kirchhoff.

Junior Class Tailgate

Friday evening, September 24, the Thunder Ridge Class of 2023 will hold a tailgate before the home football game against Lakeside. They will begin serving food at 5:30pm and accepting FREE WILL donations to benefit the Thunder Ridge Junior Class. Come support this class as they raise money for prom!

Thunder Ridge Ballgame Schedule & Important Dates

Wed. 22- Dental Permission forms due back to your school office; 8:30am HS StuCo Conference @ Plainville; School Picture Retakes

Thurs. 23- MS VB/FB @ St. John’s Beloit 4/6pm; 4pm HS XC @ Osborne; 8PM HS Homecoming Games/Bonfire/Car Smash

Fri. 24- HS ONLY 10am late start; 2:30pm Homecoming Parade/Pep Rally on Main Street (ALL schools); 6:30pm Crowning Ceremony at the football field; 7pm HS FB @ Home vs Lakeside; Homecoming Dance to follow the game

Sat. 25- 9am HS JV VB Tournament @ Hill City; 11am 7-12 Band to march in Smith Center Old Settlers Day Parade (lv from HS @ 9:55am)

Card Shower for Florence

Please help Florence Stensing in celebrating her 96th birthday, which is on September 23. She would love to hear from you! Cards can be sent to Florence Stensing at 805 Westgate Lawrence, KS 66049. Happy Birthday Florence!

Join the Club!

The Busy Bees 4-H Club would like to invite you to our Fall Party & Membership Drive.

When: Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Where: Roadside Park on HWY 36 in Kensington

Come meet & greet our 4-H families and find out what 4-H is all about! We will be serving a light supper of hotdogs, sides, and s’mores. The 4-H members will have projects for show & tell. We hope you will join us and consider joining our club.

Kensington Commodities

Reminder that commodities will be delivered on the last Monday of the month. Commodities will be distributed in Kensington at the Senior Center from 4-5pm on Monday the 27th. Any questions please call Mike Isom at 476-5583.

Weekly Inspirations

You will always be ‘too much’ for some, too loud, too soft, too this, too that. But you will always be perfect for the people who really love you. -anon

Never give up, because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works. -Mary Kay Ash

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