Southwest Community

7/1/2013

Reunion for veterans

Reunion for veterans

The Kansas Veterans & Family Reunion will hold its 26th annual reunion July 19 to 21 at Veteran's Point on El Dorado Lake.

Any veteran who has served in the U.S. military, family members of those who have served, and any persons that support those who have fought and died for our freedom are encouraged to attend. All veterans' organizations, community support groups, and others who can help provide support and information to any veteran or family member of a veteran to better their lives is welcome.

The Kansas Veterans Family Reunion began July 17, 1988, at El Dorado Lake. It has since had more than 20,000 people attend. After the 2012 reunion the group donated $3,000 to the Wounded Warrior Society and $3,000 to Kansas Honor Flights.

A wristband costs $3 at the gate and gives you weekend access to live entertainment, multiple auctions, various vendors, and a fireworks display on Friday and Saturday nights. Children age 12 and younger are admitted at no charge. A car show also will take place on Saturday.

RNA chapter 163

Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 163 met June 18 at the Senior Center of Finney County, with four members attending the lunch and business meeting.

For roll call, members named their favorite pie. Vera Lou Adam won the hostess gift. There were 79 sick calls made.

For part of the chapter's community service, members bought layette items to be given to the Godmothers of the First United Methodist Church.

Members played bingo before taking items to the Community Day Care Center.

The next meeting is planned for July 8, with lunch at Ward's Garden Cafe, followed by a business meeting at Alberta Mouser's home (note the change of date and location of the meeting).

4-H Kourageous Kids

The 4-H Kourageous Kids Club met June 16 in the grandstand meeting room on the Finney County Fairgrounds, with 11 members and one guest in attendance. For roll call, members told what they are working on for the Finney County Fair and shared something good that happened to them this month.

The leaders reported about signing up for concession stand volunteers during the county fair.

The community service project for the club is serving a meal July 14 at Emmaus House. Following the meal, the club will meet to paint windows at local businesses advertising the county fair in Garden City.

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