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Back-to-school bash planned Aug. 5 at Legends Outlets

With the new school year quickly approaching, Legends Outlets is holding a Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 5, featuring the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and United Way of Wyandotte County.

In addition to special back-to-school savings and all-day shopping, the event will feature games and activities, healthy snacks, prize giveaways, community appearances and entertainment including a mascot dance-off, Sporting Kansas City autograph signing and family-friendly concert featuring Mr. Stinky Feet.

Throughout the day, guests can also participate in Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School Clothing Drive benefitting the United Way of Wyandotte County for the chance to win a $500 Legends Outlets gift card. Full details are outlined below.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at The Legends Outlets, 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. It is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine.

YMCA schedule

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be YMCA games and activities planned throughout The Legends Outlets.

Join the 8th Street Family YMCA, Providence YMCA-Ball Family Center, Bonner Springs Family YMCA and partner organizations including 12345 Fit-Tastic, Healthy Communities Wyandotte, Harvester’s, Wyandotte County Health Department, University of Kansas, Midwest Dairy Council and Heartland Conservation Alliance for fun activities that encourage healthy living. Activities include but are not limited to:

• Zumba, Pound and Boot Camp classes with a live DJ
• Face painting
• Water relay course
• Obstacle course races
• Fruit and vegetable tasting activity
• University of Kansas smoothie bike stations
• Harvester’s healthy meals

Community involvement and appearances

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., different community organizations will make appearances throughout The Legends Outlets.

Groups include:

• Kansas City Kansas Fire Department
• Kansas City Kansas Police Department
• Kansas City T-Bones
• Swope Park Rangers
• Sporting Kansas City

Legends Outlets prize giveaways

Prize giveaways will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Legends Civic Courtyard Fountain.

Guests may visit the Legends Outlets marketing table in the center courtyard to register for the chance to win various prizes throughout the day. Prize winners will be randomly selected every hour and notified via the telephone number they used to register. All prize winners will have until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, to claim their prize at the Legends Outlets marketing table.

Back-to-school clothing drive

A clothing drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at The Legends Outlets Civic Courtyard Fountain and at participating retailers.

The United Way of Wyandotte County will be on-site collecting donations for its Back-to-School Clothing Drive. Donation items must be new and may include all sizes and styles of khaki pants, jeans, polo shirts, short and long-sleeved T-shirts, socks, underwear and shoes. Shoppers can visit Legends Outlets’ participating retailers to purchase needed items for the clothing drive.

Donations will be collected at the United Way table in the center courtyard, as well as participating retailers, until 6 p.m. Shoppers ages 16 and older who purchase and donate at least one item to a participating retailer or the United Way table will receive one entry into the grand prize drawing for a $500 Legends Outlets gift card. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m. Shopper does not have to be present to win.

Sporting Kansas City player autograph signing

From 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, Sporting KC players will sign autographs at the east end of the center, near J. Crew Factory.

Mascot dance-off

A mascot dance-off will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Legends Outlets Civic Courtyard Fountain.

Those who may participate include:

• Leo the Lion, Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department
• Sizzle, Kansas City T-Bones
• Hat Trick Harry, Swope Park Rangers
• Twisty, Auntie Anne’s
• Scoop and Cookie, Sweetfrog

Legends Live Concert, Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups

A Legends Live concert will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at The Legends Outlets Civic Courtyard Fountain.

As the final Legends Live concert of the summer, award-winning kid rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove and his band, The Hiccups, are scheduled to perform family-friendly music and favorite children’s songs in the center courtyard.

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Legends collecting donations in back-to-school clothing drive

The Legends Outlets is joining with United Way of Wyandotte County to collection donations for the Back-to-School Drive leading up to a special event on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Shoppers may visit The Legends Outlets this week to purchase items for the clothing drive.

Participating retailers will collect donations through 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, the day of Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School Bash. Donations can also be dropped off in the Legends Outlets management office, located below Dave and Buster’s and next to KC Soda Co., from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Shoppers ages 16 and up who purchase and donate at least one item to a participating retailer or the management office during the drive will receive one entry into the grand prize drawing for a $500 Legends Outlets gift card. The winner will be announced during Legends Outlets’ Back-to-School Bash at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. The shopper does not have to be present to win.

Donation items must be new and may include all sizes and styles of the following items:

• Khaki pants
• Jeans
• Polo shirts
• Short and long-sleeved t-shirts
• Socks
• Underwear
• Shoes

A list of participating retailers is available atwww.LegendsShopping.com.

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Restaurant review: Zaxby’s is fast food with style

Chicken club sandwich at Zaxby’s. (Photo by William Crum)

Cheddar bites at Zaxby’s. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

There’s a new restaurant in the Legends area that offers a unique fast-food dining experience.

The place I’m talking about is Zaxby’s, 2035 N. 109th, in Kansas City, Kansas.

What I tried was the chicken club sandwich. Normally I do not order a chicken club that has a breading on it. However, upon the recommendation of the server at the counter, I decided to give it a try.

Normally, a chicken club sandwich would be very spicy and dry. But that was not the case with this chicken club sandwich. It was amazing; it melted in my mouth. The server was right.

I also tried the cheddar bites, which blew me away.

I found the restaurant to be very clean and very well-organized. The staff was very well-trained and very attentive as well.

Normally I’m not a fast-food person unless I am in a hurry. The reason I tried this place is a friend of mine recommended it. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was clean. When I got my order, I found the sandwich to be phenomenal.

The sandwich was filled with flavor, nice and juicy and not dry at all nor spicy. The cheddar bites melted in my mouth. I was very impressed.

Normally I am not a fast-food person nor do I recommend very many, but not in this case. Zaxby’s is a fast-food restaurant with style. The service is phenomenal and it is very clean and well-organized. I give this place five stars on everything, food service and cleanliness. They are reasonably priced. It’s truly a place you can take the whole family.

Go by and see what you think. For more information, call them at 913-299-8803, or go to their website, www.zaxbys.com.

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