Elementary school lunch menus

Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, Aug. 25
Chicken sandwich, French fries, baked beans, peaches and milk.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Baked chicken drumstick, broccoli, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner roll, applesauce and milk.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Hamburger on a bun, tri-tater, red pepper strips, watermelon and milk.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Cheese pizza, corn, tossed salad, grapes and milk.

Friday, Aug. 29
Corn dog, garden salad, baby carrots, pear and milk.

Alternate entrees: Chef’s salad, fruit chef’s salad ,or yogurt and muffin basket.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, Aug 25
Teriyaki chicken, egg roll, rice pilaf.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Barbecued rib on bun, baked cookie.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Taco salad, beef, taco chips.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Chicken nuggets, sauce, bread stick.

Friday, Aug. 29
French toast sticks with sausage.
Additional Turner entrees include yogurt platter, and peanut butter and jelly platter. Fruit and veggie bar offered daily with lunch.

Piper Public Schools
Monday, Aug. 25
Cheeseburger; mozzarella dunkers with marinara, oven fries, tomato mozzarella salad, melon, applesauce; turkey chef salad, tomato mozzarella salad, melon, applesauce, and blueberry fruit muffin.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Chicken strips; chicken nachos with white queso, garden salad, Texas pintos banana, mandarin oranges; taco chef salad, Texas pintos, banana, mandarin oranges, and tortilla chips.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, grapes, peaches and roll; chicken Caesar chef salad, glazed carrots, grapes, peaches, roll and crackers.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Spaghetti with Italian bread; corn dog, corn, green beans, chopped garden salad, orange pineapple mix, applesauce; Italian chef salad, corn, orange pineapple mix, applesauce and Italian bread.

Friday, Aug. 29
Cheese pizza; peanut butter and jelly with yogurt, red peppers with hummus, Caesar side salad, broccoli with dip, melon, pears; popcorn chicken salad, peas, melon pears, and fruit streusel muffin.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Public Schools
Monday, Aug. 25
Cheeseburger; mozzarella dunkers with marinara, oven fries, tomato mozzarella salad, melon, applesauce; turkey chef salad, tomato mozzarella salad, melon, applesauce, and blueberry fruit muffin.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Chicken strips; chicken nachos with white queso, garden salad, Texas pintos, banana, mandarin oranges; taco chef salad, Texas pintos, banana, mandarin oranges and tortilla chips.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, grapes, peaches, roll; chicken Caesar chef salad, glazed carrots, grapes, peaches, roll and crackers.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Spaghetti with Italian bread; corn dog, corn, green beans, chopped garden salad, orange pineapple mix, applesauce; Italian chef salad, corn, orange pineapple mix, applesauce and Italian bread.

Friday, Aug. 29
Cheese pizza; sun butter and jelly sandwich with yogurt, red peppers with hummus, Caesar side salad, broccoli with dip, melon and pears; popcorn chicken salad, peas, melon, pears, and fruit streusel muffin.

All menus from all districts subject to change.

Renaissance Festival features much more than turkey legs

Shelly Hailey of Leavenworth displayed food that will be available this year at the Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs. (Photo by William Crum)
Shelly Hailey of Leavenworth displayed food that will be available this year at the Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

This is the best year ever for this year’s Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

Every year the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs sells more than 50,000 turkey legs. That doesn’t include other favorites like Scotch eggs.

This year is even bigger and better than ever. The festival even has a pulled pork sandwich that will amaze you. The fried Twinkies and fried Oreos will delight anyone with a true sweet tooth.

Also this year they offer vegan food for those who are health-conscious. There’s also a taco bar this year.

New this year at the Renaissance Festival will be a sit-down restaurant called White Stag, which offers such things as a Guinness stew and the pulled pork sandwich. These and other items are at one low price with unlimited sodas.

Coordinating the changes to the menu at the Renaissance Festival is Holly Price, new food and beverage manager. She has worked at the Florida State Fair and has developed many menus for various fairs and organizations.

“I really want people to come to the fair not only for the entertainment but for the food as well,” Price said. “This is why I came up with so many new items on the menu, which has taken several years just to develop.”

For entertainment, according to Will Peterson, one of the owners of the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, “We have something new this year.”

The group is called Pichus Stock, which is out of Scotland. They will be here for the Scottish Festival during that weekend.

If you want to go to a place the whole family can enjoy, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival is that place. For more information go the website www.kcrenfest.com. They’re open weekends Aug. 30 to Oct. 13 near 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs.

Pernell Thomas, left, of Kansas City, Kan., plays a body guard and Jasper Hudgens-Bradley, right, plays a prince this year at the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs. (Photo by William Crum)
Pernell Thomas, left, of Kansas City, Kan., plays a body guard and Jasper Hudgens-Bradley, right, plays a prince this year at the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs. (Photo by William Crum)

Faith news

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Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., will hold an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 23. The social will include bingo, games, a povitica booth, salami booth, carnival games for children, and a disc jockey. Food available for purchase will include Italian and Polish sausages, hot dogs, ice cream and cake.

Holy Family Catholic Church
will celebrate Slovenefest from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Monsignor Mejak Hall, gym and school grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kan. The event is dedicated to the late Don Lipovac, accordionist, in recognition of his contributions to the community. Slovenefest begins with a Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kan. The festival, after the Mass, includes games, souvenirs, a silent auction, and a Slovenian dinner.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, is preparing for its 50th year celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. A potluck-fellowship is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service. A variety show also is planned as part of the celebration.

Our Lady of Unity Parish will hold Our Lady of Unity Fest from 11 am. To 10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Sacred Heart field, 2646 S. 34th, Kansas City, Kan. The event includes family entertainment, carnival games, inflatables for kids, talent contest, variety of musical groups, Mexican dance groups, American and Mexican-style food, drinks and a silent auction.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., will observe the 11th Sunday after Pentecost Aug. 25. The service in English will be at 10 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday School promotion day will be Aug. 24 at Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th. A Ladies Tea is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Cole Activity Center at Stony Point.

Trinity AME Church
will celebrate its 109th anniversary with several events. The anniversary celebration will be led by the Rev. Cecil (Chip) Murray, retired, who was previously a pastor at Trinity AME and later at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Murray will lead a workshop on “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The workshop has a $15 fee and includes a continental breakfast. Murray will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 24, at Trinity AME Church, 2201 N. 5th St. The Rev. Fran T. Cary is senior pastor and chair of Trinity AME’s 109th anniversary. Those interested in attending the workshop may visit 222.trinityame.org to register or call 913-621-2306.