Budget Blinds celebrating 15 years with fundraiser for Habitat KC
For its 15th anniversary, Budget Blinds is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity Kansas City to raise money and to help fill a truck with materials that will help build homes.
The 15th anniversary celebration event is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Budget Blinds, located at 239 S.E. Main St. in downtown Lee’s Summit.
For the “Fill the Truck” event, Habitat KC’s truck will be parked in front of Budget Blinds in downtown Lee’s Summit all day and evening on Friday.
Items Budget Blinds is seeking for the event include bath/bathroom supplies and accessories, adhesives, caulk, electrical supplies, bulbs, lamps, door knobs, locks, landscape supplies, paint and wallpaper.
Budget Blinds will also donate $1 per blind sold in August to Habitat KC.
In conjunction with the celebration and fundraiser, Downtown Lee’s Summit will feature its Fourth Fridays Art Walk. Budget Blinds will also be celebrating its recent Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year” win with customer appreciation promotions, food from Konrad’s and beer from Smoke Brewing Company.
For more information, contact Debbie or Courtney Stoddard at 816-554-7779.
Crews to close east and west lanes of I-470 between Douglas Street and Missouri 291
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 470 between Douglas Street and Missouri 291 beginning 8 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday.
The closure is for the demolition of the south half of the Colbern Road bridge over I-470. Traffic on Colbern Road will be head to head on the north part of the bridge as the south part of the bridge is demolished. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.
Nightly closures scheduled for Missouri 291 at Colbern Road bridge
The Missouri Department of Transportation will have nightly closures of northbound and southbound Missouri 291 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday until 5 a.m. Friday.
The closures are for bridge demolition of the south half of the Colbern Road bridge over Missouri 291. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes during these times.
Northbound Missouri 291 will close at the off-ramp to Colbern Road, and traffic will be diverted up the off-ramp to Colbern Road, onto the north half of the Colbern Road bridge and routed back down on the on-ramp onto northbound Missouri 291.
Southbound Missouri 291 will close at westbound Interstate 470 and will divert traffic up the off-ramp to Colbern Road, onto the Colbern Road bridge and back down the on-ramp onto southbound Missouri 291.
There will be single lanes of traffic in both directions on Colbern Road on the north part of the bridge as the south part of the bridge is demolished and rehabilitated.
Heart of the Summit races set Sept. 16
The 2017 Heart of the Summit 5K/10K races are scheduled Sept. 16 at Unity Village.
The event will include a variety of fun and engaging activities for runners and families. For those who want to enjoy Unity Village in a less-strenuous way, a 1-mile walk option is available.
Various team mascots will be on hand to add to the fun, along with face painting, a kids’ dash, a bounce house and trucks and equipment from the Lee’s Summit police and fire departments. A choir from Pleasant Lea Middle School will start the race, and a standalone pancake breakfast will feature Chris Cakes.
The Heart of the Summit has been an annual event in the community since 2011, and is held each year as closely as possible to Sept. 11, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
This year, all proceeds from the event will be given to the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund. SAFE provides financial support for surviving spouses and dependents or, in their absence, the parents of sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who died in the performance of their duties.
Registration details, race routes and additional information can be found at www.heartofthesummit.com.
The race is offered by the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit, which meets every Thursday at noon at Unity Village.