9/11 play: Summit Theatre Group’s fourth offering this season takes a serious look at a moment from our past.
“The Guys,” by Ann Nelson, puts a writer struggling to respond to the tragic events of 9/11 with a fire captain facing the prospect of doing eulogies for the men he lost in the Twin Towers. Together, they work not only on the speeches, but also their own confusion and heartbreak at what their city has been through.
A collection will be taken during the show to benefit the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, which is supplying some equipment and expertise for the production.
Performances are Sept. 11-14 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan Community College’s Longview campus Cultural Arts Center.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.summittheatregroup.com or at both Hy-Vee Stores in Lee’s Summit.
Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors over 60 and students. Special based on availability only, $5 “rush” tickets are available for students one-half hour before curtain on the day of the performance.
Ambulance for John Knox: The John Knox Village Foundation recently received a grant that will be used to help purchase a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art ambulance.
It will replace a high-mileage vehicle used to transport both John Knox Village residents and members of the surrounding community.
Awarded by the Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation, the $15,000 grant, along with funds contributed by the Foundation, the John Knox Village Auxiliary and another area funding organization, will cover the roughly $150,000 it will cost to purchase and equip the ambulance.
Last year, the John Knox Village Emergency Medical Services department answered nearly 3,100 calls for emergency and non-emergency ambulance service. More than half the requests – 52 percent – were for members of the Lee’s Summit community.
Meeting Friday with council members: Disaster preparedness and the city’s free paint program will be addressed by speakers Friday morning at the monthly 2nd Friday meeting hosted by City Council members Scott Taylor and John Sharp. It’s at 7:30 a.m. at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road. Light refreshments will be served.
Police “tweet-along”: From noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17, the police department will host a “tweet-along,” on its Twitter account, @RaytownPD.
The department invites anyone who wonders what an officer encounters on a day-to-day basis to become a follower and monitor the Twitter feed during those hours. Kansas City police have conducted several such virtual ride-alongs.
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