Vintage baseball game is museum fundraiser
Experience America’s favorite pastime the way your great-great-great-grandfather used to play.
The Historical Society of Lee’s Summit on July 22 is hosting a vintage baseball game featuring The Westerns Base Ball Club of Topeka and the Old Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club.
The Topeka teams are scheduled to play at 2 p.m. on the grassy field across from the MCC Longview Fitness Center at 801 S.W. Longview Road in Lee’s Summit. Admission is $10 for adults and proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Lee’s Summit Museum.
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Bring chairs and blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn and peanuts will be sold. For more information visit: www.leessummithistory.net or call 816-363-9718.
Wreath ceremony honors Vietnam veterans
The Prairie Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will honor men and women who served in the Vietnam War by conducting a wreath laying ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday at William B. Howard Station Park located in downtown Lee’s Summit.
The last U.S troops were withdrawn from Vietnam on March 29, 1975. This event is a part of the chapter’s observance of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Vietnam veterans and members of the public are invited to attend.
Junkluggers collects school supplies
Lee’s Summit Social Services is preparing its “Back to School Shop” for families in need, so Junkluggers is offering a 10 percent discount to customers who make a donation, with the goal of collecting at least 100 items.
Junkluggers owner Seth Kakuske will deliver the items Aug 1. for the Back to School Shop, which opens July 24 and runs through Aug. 11.
He is asking for items in highest demand: middle school or high school backpacks; ear buds/headphones for Chromebooks; dry erase markers (preferably black); and 1-inch and 2-inch 3-ring binders.
“This is our opportunity to help Lee’s Summit Social Services and our community,” Kakuske said. “Everyone does a drive in the winter, so this was a fantastic opportunity to conduct a giving campaign during a different part of the year.”
Kakuske, who lives in Lee’s Summit, said he is also seeking businesses to hold donation boxes for these items during the drive. For more information, contact Kakuske at 660-864-4815.