by Lou Braswell
December and January have been fairly slow months, so I have not been sending out the Leavenworth Road Association updates as frequently.
Also, since those are slow months, I decided to have my cataract surgery done so I will be ready and able to run with the big dogs (as the saying goes).
Besides the LRA meeting Tuesday night, two upcoming events are a Welborn Lake open house and the Wyandotte County Lake opening day breakfast.
At the open house on Thursday, residents may explore ways to clean up Welborn Lake. The open house, in a come-and-go format, will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Christ the King parish Davern Hall, 3024 N. 53rd St.
The Wyandotte County Lake opening day breakfast sponsored by the Leavenworth Road Association will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 3 at Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Breakfast will include biscuit and sausage gravy, two sausage patties, coffee, milk or orange juice, for $10 per person, and half-price for those younger than 10. It is a fundraiser for LRA.
Our Leavenworth Road Association meeting is Feb. 13 at Eisenhower Recreation Center, serving Philly Cheese Casserole for the potluck dinner-social hour.
Guest speakers will be from Partners in Primary Care. A potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.
Looking ahead, June will be a busy month with our annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, Summer Youth Program, and then the Teen Team coming from surrounding states to pitch in to help our community residents. Applications for the Summer Youth Program will be available in late May, Teen Team applications are available now by calling the office or emailing LRAKCK@sbcglobal.net .
Along with the stress that comes with all the construction along Leavenworth Road from 38th to 63rd streets, smile a little smile, it is going to be so nice, with turn lanes, sidewalks, underground utilities that you may think you are on State Avenue or Parallel Parkway.
The former Medicalodge Nursing Home is now becoming a Youth Residential Center , with plans of opening mid-March. We at LRA are going to be very supportive of the kids involved, as our entire concern is kids first, safe and sound. We will accept full-size hygiene products, new socks, new underwear, and board games at our meetings and our office to help with the center opening and to welcome these kids.
LRA meetings are always the second Tuesday of each month at Eisenhower Center, 2901 N. 72nd, starting at 6 p.m. with a potluck-social hour, then 7 p.m. meeting. Our meetings are always open to everyone.
Lou Braswell is the executive director of the Leavenworth Road Association. To reach the Leavenworth Road Association, call the office at 913-788-3988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.