Grinter Place Friends plan Sip ‘n Shop fundraiser Sept. 24

The Grinter Place Friends are planning a Sip ‘n Shop fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at 1400 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

There is no admission charge to the event, which is open to the public, according to a spokesman.

There is a charge for wine tasting – $5 – and for items that are purchased at the event. Rowe Ridge Winery will be in charge of the wine tasting.

According to Pat Spencer of the Grinter Place Friends, there are expected to be about 20 community vendors of handmade jewelry, jams and jellies, honey, Tastefully Simple products and several one-of-a-kind items. Vendors will be located outdoors near the Grinter Barn.

There also will be a silent auction, she said.

The Grinter Quilters currently are working on an opportunity quilt for the end of the year that is pretty well along, she said.

Sip ‘n Shop will be an in-person event, with everything held outdoors. As Wyandotte County is in Phase 3 of the reopening plan, masks and social distancing will be required, she said. Their insurance requires everyone to follow the guidelines, she added. There will be hand sanitizers placed around the area, she said.

She said this fundraiser is taking the place of the Grinter Applefest, since they couldn’t have it this year.

If it rains, the Sip ‘n Shop will be rescheduled to Oct. 1, she added.

For more information, visit or call 913-334-2500.

State legislative candidates to speak at Democratic group meeting Saturday

State legislative candidates will speak at the Wyandotte County Democratic Breakfast Zoom meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

Among those who may speak at the meeting are Jeff Pittman, a Democratic candidate running for the State Senate, Fifth District, and Rep. Stan Frownfelter, D-37th Dist., an incumbent who is running as a write-in candidate in the general election.

Other Democratic state legislators in Wyandotte County also may speak.

Also, the group expects to hear from the campaigns of Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd Dist., and Barbara Bollier for U.S. Senate.

The meeting for Democrats will be on Zoom at The meeting also is available by telephone at 312-626-6799 (long distance may apply), and the meeting ID number is 978 8323 1932.

Produce distribution taking place today

A fresh produce distribution is taking place today in select schools in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools district.

Fresh produce is being distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at six locations: Harmon High School, Schlagle High School, Arrowhead Middle School, Carl Bruce Middle School, Rosedale Middle School and Banneker Elementary School.

No reservations are required.

For more information on the produce distribution, visit