The MCC Flights of Fancy Kite Festival took place on April 21, 2012. The wind left a bit to be desired, but plenty of kites still made it up in the air. There was a 100 foot long squid and a thirty foot kitty cat (the owner is a Kansas State fan). I personally enjoyed a thirst-inducing walking taco salad (Fritos covered in various taco toppings) and a thirst-quenching cherry limeade while enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.
Truman Heritage Festival Barbecue Championship: The Results Are In, and They Are Delicious
This past weekend marked the First Annual Truman Heritage Festival Barbecue Championship, sponsored by the City of Grandview and Mid-Continent Public Library. This was a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event and drew 26 teams from across the metro area and from as far away as Arkansas.
The Oak Grove Youth Rodeo Club is a not for profit organization dedicated to helping youth compete in the rodeo arena and the arena of life. It was formed in 1991 to support youth and their families in the sport of rodeo. They want to keep young people involved in an activity where drugs and alcohol are not allowed. You do not have to own or ride a horse, nor do you have to have kids to join or participate in the club. You don't have to be a resident of Oak Grove either, all are welcome.
Our country will celebrate Armed Forces Day this Saturday, May 19th. This day--the third Saturday in May--is set aside each year to honor all branches of the armed services and those who serve in our country's military.
I had the great honor of representing the North Independence Branch at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Sermon Center on Sunday, May 6th. If you aren’t familiar with the Cherry Blossom Festival, you’re not alone! I had heard of it only in passing.
One of my favorite annual events is coming up this weekend in nearby Riverside--the Kansas City Scottish Highland Games. I have been attending this event off and on for over 20 years, and I love it every time I go! All my friends know that I love all things Scottish. Hey, I even tried haggis and liked it!
A new program starting in Buckner this summer is a Family Fun Night. It's geared at boys and girls ages 8-15 and meets every Thursday night from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. This program was created to provide boys and girls in the community, and their parents, a night to have fun by offering a variety of games they can participate in together in a safe environment. At the end of the evening, a mentoring session will be held by the police or fire department on different topics with the boys and girls.
July 4th is a national holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence. Most cities across America celebrate with lots of summertime activities. Liberty, Missouri is no exception. There are several events planned, and all are invited to come join the fun and festivities.