Archive for Friday, July 18, 2003

Area briefs

July 18, 2003


Horseshow Saturday to benefit THRIL

Therapeutic Horse Riding Instruction of Lawrence will present a horse show starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The show is free for the general public. All exhibitors pay fees that help fund THRIL, a nonprofit organization that teaches disabled individuals about riding specially trained horses.

For more information regarding the show, or to register, call THRIL at 841-9740.

Vinland Fair solicits pet parade photos

To commemorate the 40th annual pet parade at the upcoming Vinland Fair, parade organizers are asking anyone with photos of past pet parades to send them to Nancy Helm, 109 Dearborn Circle, Baldwin 66006.

Photos will be displayed during the fair Aug. 7-9. The pet parade participant's name and a return address should be written on the back of each photo.

This year's pet parade will be dedicated to the memory of Fred and Bernice Gottstein, co-founders of this event at the fair.

Tonganoxie Museum has summer hours

The Tonganoxie Museum now is open on Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

The museum, which was dedicated during the Tonganoxie Days festival in mid-June, is at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, 201 W. Washington. The historic site, a block west of U.S. Highway 24-40, includes a school, church and barn.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, through September. It also is open by appointment by calling (913) 845-2477.

Area agencies receive grants from state

Atty. Gen. Phill Kline has announced more than $75,000 in grants to four Lawrence agencies for prevention efforts on domestic abuse and sexual assault.

The Farm, a child welfare agency, received $16,000 from the Child Exchange and Visitation Center Fund to help provide supervised child care for families whose children are at risk for neglect or abuse.

Women's Transitional Care Services received $26,018, and the Rape Victim Survivor Service received $27,827 from the State Protection from Abuse Fund, to provide temporary shelter, counseling and care to victims of rape or domestic abuse.

Court Appointed Special Advocates, received $8,082 from the Crime Victims' Assistance Fund to provide emergency shelter for victims of child abuse or neglect.

The state funds distribute money collected from court fees, marriage license fees and the federal Health and Human Services Department.

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