The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Heart of America Hot Dog Festival wants to bring the community together through one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. Also this week: ‘Ragtime’ at Theatre in the Park and comedian Mike Epps at Starlight.
After one night in Guatemala City last month, 34 members of Kansas City’s Colonial Presbyterian Mission Team set out for Colegio Mark, the Christian School on a high mountain the church has been supporting for decades. I was about to see the other view of the American generosity that I experienced as a girl in Korea 64 years earlier.
“You kids know how when the Family Circus guy needs a break, ‘Billy’ draws his cartoon? We should do that,” I offered them over dinner. I needed a solid argument. Summer had been busy, far busier than I ever imagined. I was bone tired and weary but dug deep for something to convince them.