Archive for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tonganoxie group plans community block party

October 13, 2009

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— Team Tongie, a Tonganoxie organization that raises funds to help students in the school district who are battling serious illness, is hosting a community block party Sunday.

A 5K walk/run, games, musical entertainment and a movie night are planned at Tonganoxie High School, 404 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.

Festivities will start at 3:30 p.m. with the walk/run beginning and ending at the THS east campus.

Inflatable games, face painting and balloons will be available for youths from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. School bands, cheer and dance teams will perform, as will Annie's Country Jubilee entertainers. The performances will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. And at 7 p.m., a movie will be shown outside THS and a children's movie inside the school.

To date, Team Tongie has given more than $20,000 to about 20 district families with financial burdens due to illnesses.

For more information about Team Tongie, contact the school, 913-845-2654.

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