Faith Lutheran homecoming service
Faith Lutheran Church in Prairie Village invites all former and current members and friends of the church to attend a homecoming worship service June 25 to celebrate 65 years of ministry.
The congregation recently voted to disband at the end of the summer and has sold the property, at 4805 W 67th St., to the city of Prairie Village. The plans are to demolish the building and create a neighborhood park.
A lunch will follow the service, with memorabilia of the Church’s 65 years on display. For more information, call the church’s office at 913-722-3515
Seniors encouraged to apply for healthy food purchase checks
Senior citizens in Johnson County are encouraged to apply for a program that offers checks for health food purchases at farmers markets throughout Kansas.
The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program will offer $30 in checks to low-income seniors who meet age and income requirements to purchase fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers at participating markets from now through Nov. 1. Checks are disbursed in $5 increments.
Seniors can apply in person at the Salvation Army Olathe Corps at 420 E. Sante Fe St. in Olathe. Seniors must be 60 or older on the day the money is issued. Annual gross income before taxes must be 185 percent or lower than the federal poverty level. A photo ID and proof of residence in Johnson County must also be provided.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service and coordinated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
For more information call the Salvation Army.
Campout by the Bay
Olathe residents are invited to pack their camping bags and head out for family fun at Black Bob Park June 24. The overnight campout will include activities, games and swimming at Black Bob Bay.
Campers will have the chance to cook hotdogs and s’mores over an open fire while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. A continental breakfast will also be provided the next morning. Games will be geared toward children ages 4 to 12.
The overnight campout begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 9 a.m. the next morning. The fee is $35 per person or $10 per person for groups of three or more. For more information visit the city of Olathe’s website.
Olathe councilwoman elected to leadership position
The National Association of Regional Councils recently elected Olathe Councilwoman Marge Vogt as senior vice president to represent the Kansas City region.
Vogt is serving her seventh term on Olathe’s city council. She previously served as chairwoman of the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors as well as co-chairwoman for the region’s Total Transportation Policy Committee.
“The role of regional councils is more important than ever as we forge the future with less federal support,” Vogt said. “Communities across the Kansas City metropolitan area are working together to maximize resources and opportunities, maintain and enhance our transportation and infrastructure systems, grow our economy, provide for homeland security, and protect our environment. The National Association of Regional Councils helps regions work together on these same issues.”
Vogt also works as an advanced nurse practitioner.
The National Association of Regional Councils represents more than 250 regional councils and planning organizations.
Traci Badalucco, Special to The Star