A Public Affairs Committee has been created resulting from ideas generated at the annual board retreat of Waldo, Southtown, and Brookside. The committee is open to any members. Five board members- Marie Jennings (Stowers Institute), Pat Keeling (Blue Hills Neighborhood), Bill Egelhoff (Egelhoff & Associates), Madeline Romious (AT&T), and Bill Kalahurka (Kalahurka Management) serve as committee members from Southtown.
Bugs, birds, carnivores and more. Those are only a few of the critters patrons can now ride at the Zoo on the new Endangered Species Carousel. Thirty-six, hand-carved wooden animals grace the traditionally-styled carousel. Most depict an endangered species, many of them on exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo.
The Southtown Council Beautification and Community Improvement Committee selected Walk on Water Ministries International, 6040 Troost Ave., for the June Southtown Sparkle Award. Founders Pastor Andre Huskey and Pastor Moris Wyatt, Jr. are doing it all! They recently acquired this vacant building at 61st and Troost and are personally making all the renovations. The interior has a new sanctuary and foyer area, a youth center, and even a special fountain.
The Police Athletic League of KC (PAL) is hosting this year’s National PAL Basketball Tournament beginning June 25 on the campuses of UMKC and Rockhurst University.More than 500 visitors are expecte
The Southtown Council Beautification and Community Improvement Committee selected Blackwell’s Thrift Shop, 1316 E. 63rd St., for the May Southtown Sparkle Award. This quaint resale shop is filled with decorative and small household items – a shopper’s dream! Owner/Operator Flora Blackwell has been at this location for the past 24 years. The shop is open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Stop by and check it out!
Congratulations to Blackwell’s Thrift Shop for helping to make Southtown Sparkle!
The Annual Southtown Beautification Dinner is Tuesday, May 22, at Benjamin Ranch. The Social Hour begins at 6pm where you can check out the "Mint Tulip" specialty beverage, followed by dinner and the program at 7pm.