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Relax in Raymore returns for a third straight year, encourages public to get creative

The third annual Pop-Up Art Project: Relax in Raymore returns June 9 during the Summer Scene arts and music festival. Two $250 Lowe’s gift cards will be awarded to chairs with the most votes in the free contest, which is open to public and presented by the Raymore Arts Commission.
The third annual Pop-Up Art Project: Relax in Raymore returns June 9 during the Summer Scene arts and music festival. Two $250 Lowe’s gift cards will be awarded to chairs with the most votes in the free contest, which is open to public and presented by the Raymore Arts Commission. Photo provided

The annual Pop-Up Art Project: Relax in Raymore will return for a third year June 9 during the Summer Scene arts and music festival.

The public is invited to get creative and “decorate, paint, mold, enhance and add their own twist to the classic Adirondack chair” for a contest presented by the Raymore Arts Commission.

The Adirondack chairs, which can be used or newly purchased from any number of retailers, will displayed beginning at 4 p.m. on June 9 at T.B. Hanna Station. The city of Raymore also has some white, wooden Adirondack chairs for sale at City Hall for $40 each.

There is no cost to participate in the contest, but chairs to be judged for prizes much be registered before June 9 www.Raymore.com/PopUpArt. After registration, details about bringing the chair to Summer Scene will be provided.

Voting takes place from 4 to 6:45 p.m. with prizes — a $250 Lowe’s gift card for the top two designs — awarded at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase a chair, contact Communications Director Mike Ekey at 816-892-3109 or by email to MEkey@Raymore.com.

Local student receives Army Miltary Child of the Year

Harrisonville resident Rebekah Paxton received the Operation Homefront 2018 Army Military Child of the Year Award on April 19 during a gala in Washington, D.C.

During her visit to the nation’s capital, Paxton also met with local members of Congress, including Sen. Roy Blunt and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, and visited the National Museum of American History.

Paxton, who is homeschooled and lives with family in Cass County and the other Miltary Child of the Year winners each received $10,000, a laptop computer, and a free cruise donated by Carnival Cruise Line.

Citywide Clean Up coming to Harrisonville

Harrisonville’s annual Citywide Clean Up has a new home, but offers residents the same chance to purge unwanted items from their property.

Appliances that don’t use freon, scrap metal, trash, scrap lumber, water heaters, furniture and light construction debris will be accepted for disaposal from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 11 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12 at 2606 Rockhaven Road, near Cass Regional Medical Center.

Items that won’t be accepted include tires, automotive batteries, motor oil, hazardous chemicals, paint, roofing shingles, yard waste and appliances that use freon, such as air conditioners and refrigerators.

The event is only open to Harrisonville residents. City staff will be on hand to check for proof of residency and help unload accepted items.

Storm siren tests begin May 16

Harrisonville will begin its monthly test of storm warning sirens on at 1 p.m. on May 16 and the city’s Emergency Services Department doesn’t wanted residents to be spooked.

Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director Eric Myler said that Harrisonville hasn’t tested the sirens on a monthly basis for several years, but his staff thought it was necessary to run the monthly checks to make sure all systems are working properly.

Testing, which runs for a full three-minute cycle, will be performed at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Any failures in the system will be noted so repairs can be made.

In the event of a severe-weather incident or forecast on a scheduled testing day, the test will be canceled for that month.

Harrisonville sounds the sirens when the National Weather Service issues a tornado or other severe-storm warning that places the city in the path of a potentially damaging storm. There is no “all clear” signal, so residents should monitor local media or a weather radio for up-to-date information.

Residents also may sign up to receive text alerts or phone calls through Cass County’s Emergency Notification Warning System at http://casscountyesb.com.

Hope Haven invites supports to Tee Off Against Domestic Violence

The first annual Tee Off Against Domestic Violence for golfers of all ages and skill levels is set for this summer at Topgolf in Overland Park, Kansas.

The event, which is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. on July 29 and includes a three-hour session along with a buffet dinner and drink ticket, benefits Hope Haven, a nonprofit that works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Cass County.

Players will hit microchipped golf balls at targets and there will prizes awarded.

For information on corporate sponsorships or to learn more about Tee Off Against Domestic Violence, call Christopher Stibbs at 816-380-2833 or send email to Christopher.Stibbs@hopehavenofcasscounty.org by July 1. Individual tickets also are available.

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