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Saturday events

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Turner Days to open with parade Saturday
A parade will open Turner Days events at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with parade entries lining up near Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The parade will travel from the high school parking lot to 55th Street on Inland Drive. Afterward, events will be held at Steineger Field. Turner Days events include a breakfast, 5K run, Turner Walk of Fame inductees, a car show on Sunday, and entertainment by school groups. There is also a pumpkin decorating contest and a costume contest for preschool to second grade, and pumpkin chucking for older children. Bands that are scheduled to perform include Stone Breakers and the Wood Band. Admission is free. There is a charge for food. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/turnerdaysofficial/.

UG celebrates 20th anniversary of consolidation on Saturday
The Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County is celebrating its 20th anniversary Saturday afternoon with a free festival at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Called WyOneDotte festival, the event will include food, entertainment and activities for the public. It will be a free family event. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the ballpark at Village West, where the T-Bones play baseball. The festival will include prizes and giveaways. The event is free and open to the public. There are several sponsors. It will include music, free food, a bounce house, games, car show, mascots, face painting, and a bag toss. Some activity will be held on the concourse, which is covered. For more information on the festival, visit https://www.wyonedotte.com/.

Lineman’s Rodeo to be Oct. 14 at Ag Hall
The International Lineman’s Rodeo will be Saturday, Oct. 14, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs. The free event begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit https://www.linemansrodeokc.com/.

Renaissance Festival continues Saturday
The 41st annual Renaissance Festival will continue Saturday, Oct. 14, and will continue through Oct. 15, the last day of the festival season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival site is located at 130th and State Avenue in Bonner Springs. For more information, visit www.kcrenfest.com.

American GI Forum to present program on Hispanic American history
The American GI Forum will present a program on Hispanic America history from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The program is “Stand Up for Justice,” a film about internment camps during World War II.

Church plans fundraising dinner
Holy Family Catholic Church will hold a dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the parish cafeteria at 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. The Holy Name Divas are sponsoring the dinner to raise funds for scholarships and for church remodeling. The meal will cost $7 and will include tacos and tostadas. There will be music by Stranded in the City.

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Turner Days to include parade, entertainment, food, car show

A parade will open Turner Days events at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with parade entries lining up near Turner High School, 2211 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

According to Vikki Mullins, publicity chair for the Turner Days event, the parade is the “don’t miss” event of Turner Days. It is a two-day event.

“There’s a little of everything, it shows things going on on the festival grounds, some cars from the show and different school groups,” she said.

The Little Mister and Miss Turner float is part of the parade.

“This year’s theme is ‘Dream Big,’ and it’s interesting to see how the different school groups interpret the theme,” she said.

The parade will travel from the high school parking lot to 55th Street on Inland Drive. Afterward, events will be held at Steineger Field.

“Turner’s a real community, it’s our 33rd annual festival, and we hope to see people in our own community, as well as alumni and our surrounding neighborhood,” Mullins said.

Other Turner Days events include a breakfast, 5K run, Turner Walk of Fame inductees, a car show on Sunday, and entertainment by school groups. There is also a pumpkin decorating contest and a costume contest for preschool to second grade, and pumpkin chucking for older children.

Bands that are scheduled to perform include Stone Breakers and the Wood Band.

Mullins said food will be available for purchase from several vendors and will include Philadelphia cheesesteaks, funnel cakes, kettle corn, hamburgers and hot dogs.

The car show traditionally is a very large part of Turner Days, she said. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday and the car show runs until 3 p.m.

Hours of the event are from after the 10 a.m. parade until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Turner Days will be held rain or shine, with no rain date.

Admission is free to Turner Days events, and any funds raised will go toward community projects, Mullins said. There are several Turner area projects and groups that will receive funds, including Project Grad and scholarships.

The Turner Days schedule is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/turnerdaysofficial/.

Some of the events on the schedule include:

Saturday, Oct. 14:

7:30 a.m. – 5K begins
5K Awards Assembly to follow
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Turner Middle School PTSA Breakfast Concessions
9 a.m. – Little Mister and Miss Turner candidates meet at Turner Elementary
10 a.m. – Parade begins (Parade runs north on South 55th Street from Douglas to Inland)
Booths to open following parade
11 a.m. – National Anthem by THS Choir
1:30 p.m. – Parade Award Presentation
Lil Mister and Miss Turner
Walk of Fame Inductees
2:30 p.m. – Magician
3 p.m. – Stone Breakers
5 p.m. – Booths close

Sunday, Oct. 15:
8 a.m. – Car Show entry parking begins
8 a.m. – noon – Car Show Registration
9 a.m. – Olive Branch Ministries Service
10 a.m. – Booths open
10 a.m. – Church of the Risen Lamb
11 a.m. – Preschool – 2nd grade free Halloween activities (Pumpkin decorating and Costume Contests)
Noon – Sixth Grade Academy Singers
12:30 p.m. – Preschool – 2nd grade free Halloween activities (Pumpkin decorating and Costume Contests)
12:15 p.m. – Car Show judging begins
1:30 p.m. – Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate
2 p.m. – Campfire Songs by Midland Trail Elementary
2 p.m. – Preschool – 12th grade free Pumpkin Chuckin’ Contest
2:30 p.m. – Car Show Awards, and Silent Auction
2:30 p.m. – Kansas City Tsuruoka Karate
3 p.m. – Car Show ends
3 p.m. – Wood Band
5 p.m. – Booths close

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Turner defeats Ward, 54-12

Bishop Ward head coach Kam Ridley presented a framed jersey to the family of late coach Tim Dorian. The jersey bears Dorian’s number when he played at Bishop Ward. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Turner High School used its ground game to dominate the Bishop Ward Cyclones on Ward’s home field on Friday. Jaelon Harley scored four rushing touchdowns and Jaylin Richardson scored two more in the 54 – 12 victory.

Turner set the tone for the game on the first possession, scoring on a 3-yard Harley run that followed a 50-yard pass play to Tyler Wiggins. Turner kept up the pressure, scoring twice more in the first quarter on runs from Harley and Richardson.

Turner’s defense closed the first half strong, using an interception return by linebacker Jack Wiedner and a fumble recovery by lineman Ryan Johnson to push the score to 47-6 at halftime. A Harley touchdown run in the third quarter capped the Turner scoring at 54.

The Ward team, which has struggled to score this year, put two touchdowns on the board. Adrian De Haro returned the first Turner kickoff of the game for a touchdown. Ward also scored on a long touchdown pass from Drew Collins to Quincy Tabron in the fourth quarter.

Before the game, Ward honored former football coach Tim Dorian, who died in July. Many alumni and former teachers were on hand for the remembrance.

Turner is now 2 – 2 for the season and plays Piper at home next Friday. Bishop Ward drops to 0 – 4 and travels to play Sumner Academy.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Coach Tim Dorian’s family was recognized on the field before the game. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Turner senior quarterback Jaelon Harley (11) ran up the middle for a touchdown on the opening drive. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Ward senior running back Adrian De Haro (34) returned a Turner kickoff for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Jaelon Harley converted the extra point on his own touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Turner senior running back Jaylin Richardson (5) was pursued by a pack of Cyclones as he scored a long rushing touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Turner junior Robert Magil (42) tipped a Ward pass and returned the interception for a touchdown in the second quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Jaylin Richardon ran up the right side in the second quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Ward senior Kassandra Monterroza was crowned homecoming queen as her father looked on. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)


Jaelon Harley earned a couple extra yards and a touchdown by keeping this run alive in the third quarter. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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