Happy Veterans Day!

We are so thankful to all the brave men & women who have served our country and defended our rights… not the least of which is the pursuit of the “American Dream” of homeownership!

We are also thankful that our government has developed and maintained the wonderful VA loan program that enables veterans to become homeowners!  This fantastic product enables veterans to purchase a home with 0 money down AND without a monthly PMI payment!  To read more about the program, click here.

If you are interested in applying for a VA loan with a trusted local lender and finding a VA eligible home to purchase, please contact a Crown agent today!

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Gardner Halloween Boo Bash Tonight!

Gardner Halloween Boo Bash

Thursday, October 30th from 6-8PM at Celebration Park Sports Complex

Enjoy some GHOULISH fun at our 18th Annual Halloween Boo Bash at Celebration Park!  Join us for an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, lots of candy, prizes, a hayrack ride along the park trails and much much more!  This is sure to be one of the biggest and best parties of the year!

Little ghosts and goblins, come dressed in your scariest, spookiest, prettiest, and silliest costumes!  Free pop and popcorn will be available while supplies last.  Concessions will also be open for purchase of other goodies.  Wristbands will be sold in advance at City Hall from October 13 – October 28 at 4:00 p.m.  (Wristbands can be purchased at the park but we suggest buying them in advance so that you don’t have to wait in line.)

Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering at the Halloween Boo Bash please contact Adraina Holopirek, Recreation Supervisor, at 913-856-0936.

Fee     $3.00 wristbands for kids ages 2-12- for unlimited access to all the games and activities
Age 1 and under:  Free
Purchase wristbands at City Hall, 120 E. Main St. October 14-29.  (Sales will end at  4:00 p.m. on 10/29)
Wristbands can be purchased at Boo Bash, but we suggest purchasing in advance so you don’t have
to wait in line to pay at Celebration Park.  (Cash only at the park.)
Age     12 and under
Fee: $3 Wristbands for kids 2-12- for unlimited access to games and activities. You can purchase wristbands at Boo Bash or at the City Hall before the event. We suggest purchasing wrist bands at City Hall so that you do not have to wait in line at the Boo Bash.

Halloween Costume Photo Contest 2014
Does your kid’s Halloween costume have what it takes to win?  Send us a picture and find out!  You may enter by taking a photo of your child in their costume and mailing it to Gardner Parks and Recreation or you can e-mail it to aholopirek@gardnerkansas.gov.  Costume categories will be Cutest, Creative/Homemade and Funniest.  Please provide us with your child’s name, address and phone number.  Entries will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 27th.  Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Halloween Boo Bash; however you do not have to be present to win!

Local Events This Weekend!

Halloween on Broadway

Show off your costumes and get candy from local businesses!  A fun and safe way to trick or treat with your family!

  • Saturday, October 25th  5-7pm
  • Broadway St, Louisburg, KS

Harvest Festival & Chili Cook Off

Family Friendly “The Great Chili Contest” Fine Arts & Crafts, Food Booths,
Gift Ideas, Children’s Activities

Halloween Costume Contest Sponsored by “Miami County Newspapers”
Costume Contest Age Groups: (NB to 2 yrs. – 3 to 6 yrs. – 7 to 12 yrs.)

  • Saturday, October 25th
  • 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Town Square, Paola, KS
  • Free admission and Open to the Public!


Local Event This Weekend!

TallGrass Theatre Company presents “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow!”

This classic tale, based on the short story by Washington Irving, will thrill and delight families as the Halloween holiday approaches!

  • October 17th and 18th @ 7:00PM
  • Paola Community Center
  • Tickets are $9.00/person
  • For more info – http://www.thetallgrasstheatrecompany.com/


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Local Events This Weekend!

Sugar Mounds Arts & Crafts Festival

  • Saturday, October 11th 9:00AM – 6:00PM & Sunday, October 12th 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Linn County Fair Grounds
  • Downtown Parade  – Saturday morning
    Parade begins at 10:00 AM Sharp!
    Registration/Line-Up at 9:00 AM
    Float Judging begins at 9:30 AM
    Contact: Jan Randall – 913-795-2189 – email
  • Contact Information
    P.O. Box 128
    Mound City, KS 66056
    Phone: 913.795.3003
  • The Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival is held annually on the second full weekend in October at the Linn County Fairgrounds in historic Mound City, KS. There are over 650 booths and exhibits. Of these, at least 30 are taste tempting food vendors! All arts and crafts are original and handmade by the exhibitors. There is also an Antique Barn. The Arts & Crafts Festival parade is held on Main Street in Mound City on Saturday morning preceding the festival. The annual Sugar Mound 5K run is held on Saturday morning, starting at Jayhawk Linn High School.

    Sugar Mound 5k, Run for Adults and Run for kids 12 & under – Saturday morning
    Line-up at Jayhawk-Linn High School is at 7:30 am. The run begins at 8:00 am.
    It is a benefit run for Kayden Samyn, who is a second grader at the Jayhawk Linn Elementary School fighting Leukemia.
    Contact: Robert Kellstadt – 913-795-2901

  • Union Church Services, Sunday at 8 am.
    On the fairgrounds.
  • Click Here for more information!


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