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Tweet A’ight, Villagers. Personally, I’m still licking my wounds from yesterday’s news that Coach Chip Sherman is moving south. So I figured we could all use a little something to brighten our spirits. And what’s more spirit brightening than Community Spirit! Prairie Village this week opened the nomination period for this year’s Community Spirit Awards, [...]
Tweet The Prairie Village Post was among the four winners of this year’s Prairie Village Community Spirit Awards, announced during the Patriotic Service at Wednesday’s VillageFest celebration. Now in their tenth year, the awards honor individuals, organizations and businesses that “give their time and service in an effort to improve the quality of life in [...]
Tweet The brutal readings from the thermometer didn’t deter hundreds of moms, dads and their patriotic progeny from gathering on the Prairie Village municipal grounds for the 16th VillageFest Fourth of July celebration. The day began with a well-attended pancake breakfast catered by Chris Cakes…: …and was followed by a Patriotic Ceremony at the Harmon [...]
Tweet Villagers: We are within watermelon seed spitting distance of the Fourth of July. And ’round these parts, that means it’s VillageFest time. The city’s VillageFest committee is still seeking volunteers for the big event. Volunteers help run the various rides and demonstrations, including the petting zoo, the face painting station, the children’s bike and [...]
Tweet Believe it or not, planning for the this year’s VillageFest Fourth of July celebration begins tonight, and organizers are hoping to find a few more enthusiastic Villagers to help plan and execute the event. The first VillageFest Committee meeting convenes at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall. The committee will meet the fourth Thursday [...]
Tweet The current issue of Village Voice, Prairie Village’s bimonthly newsletter, has a two page spread chock full of helpful information about VillageFest: an event schedule, contact information, and a site map. The only problem: late delivery from the printer put the issue in residents’ mailboxes at least a day after the annual Fourth of [...]
Tweet VillageFest co-founder Diana Ewy Sharp had two words to sum up this year’s Fourth of July celebration: “Nearly perfect.” Excellent weather and an expanded line up of attractions made it one of the best iterations in the events history, she told the Prairie Village City Council Tuesday. Though organizers aren’t able to gauge exact [...]
Tweet The city of Prairie Village unveiled the winners of its annual Community Spirit awards during the opening ceremony of VillageFest Monday. Rimann Liquors won this year’s award for a business. VillageFest organizer Diana Ewy Sharp, a Prairie Village City Councilwoman, said Rimann Liquors got a nod from the selection committee for its involvement with [...]
Tweet Great weather meant a great turnout at this year’s VillageFest — and plenty of smiles on local kids’ faces: Lots more photos after the jump.
Tweet Here’s to everyone having a fun and safe Fourth of July! VillageFest kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with a $5 a plate breakfast from Chris Cakes, with the opening Patriotic Service at 9 a.m. Photos to come later today.
Tweet T-minus two days until the 15th Annual VillageFest celebration descends on Harmon Park and its surrounding environs. The events schedule is as follows. See everyone there! Main Stage 9:30-10 a.m.: Funky Mama 10-11 a.m.: Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove and the Hiccups Noon-1:30 p.m.: Neon Blue Special Events 9:45 a.m.: Skydivers landing 9 a.m.-1 [...]
Tweet USA! USA! Hey, Village People: What will you be doing to recognize Independence Day?
Tweet Six years after Fairway teen Jake Clough lost his life following a bicycle accident, the foundation started by his family in his honor has provided more than 6,800 bicycle helmets to local kids. And that number will likely go over 7,000 at next week’s VillageFest Fourth of July celebration. Headstrong for Jake will be [...]
Tweet Love Prairie Village? Love the Fourth of July? Love mingling with your neighbors? Then the city’s VillageFest committee has an opportunity too good to pass up. Prairie Village is still seeking volunteers to help coordinate the mass community merriment at VillageFest, the city’s annual July 4 celebration. This year’s iteration of the event will [...]