Annual library festival attracts crowd

Author Daniel Miyares signed autographs at the seventh annual Library in the Park event Saturday at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Copies of Miyares’ book were given away. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Author Daniel Miyares signed autographs at the seventh annual Library in the Park event Saturday at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Copies of Miyares’ book were given away. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kids enjoyed making bubbles at the annual Library in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kids enjoyed making bubbles at the annual Library in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kids enjoyed making bubbles at the annual Library in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kids and parents enjoyed making bubbles at the annual Library in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Activities and games were popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Activities and games were popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Activities and games were popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Face painting was popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Face painting was popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Activities and games were popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A used book sale was part of Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Activities and games were popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Kids and parents enjoyed making bubbles at the annual Library in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Activities and games were popular at the annual Library in the Park event on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A used book sale was part of Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A used book sale was part of Library in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Huron Park. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

Local business leaders guide efforts to collect supplies for those affected by Hurricane Ian

Ted Sims, CEO Sims Global Solutions and K-State grad, in Lenexa, with Paul Bartunek, vice president ABB HVAC-Drives, Bonner Springs, are working together to collect, package and ship needed supplies to Fort Myers, Florida, to aid in recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.

Sims Global Solutions is providing the trucks, trailers, warehouse, collection and packaging of donated items. ABB Drives US is providing the funds to cover the cost of transport for two semi-trucks. Sims and Bartunek stated they are grateful for the communication assistance from U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall with emergency operations in Florida.

“Hurricane Ian devastated Florida and many people need support and care. Kansans are generous and giving. I encourage KC Metro business leaders to donate cases or pallets of needed items such as: water, baby wipes, diapers, formula, toilet paper, paper towels, canned goods, and personal care items. Sims Global Solutions will make sure these items are quickly delivered to Fort Myers, Florida,” Ted Sims said.

“I am happy that ABB Drives US can play a small role to help individuals impacted by hurricane Ian. It is our hope that the supplies will provide some level of relief and comfort during the recovery efforts. Thank you, Mechanical Sales Midwest, Inc., Lenexa, and Control Service Company, Inc., Lee’s Summit, for your generous donations. We would love to see the first fully loaded semi-truck leave Lenexa enroute to Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida, for community distribution by Friday, October 7th,” Paul Bartunek said.

Cased or palleted items may be dropped off at 17449 W. 116th St., Lenexa, Kansas, 66219 beginning Monday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grinter Applefest continues today

Games are a part of the Grinter Applefest, which continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., (78th and K-32), Kansas City, Kansas. This photo is from Saturday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
The Grinter Applefest continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., (78th and K-32) Kansas City, Kansas. The festival at the state historic site includes free tours of the museum building, along with crafters’ booths, presentations by members of the Delaware and Wyandotte nations, games for children and adults, music and food available for purchase. Admission is free and open to the public. This photo was from Saturday. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/grinterplace. (Photo by William Crum)
The Grinter Applefest continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Grinter Place, 1420 S. 78th St., (78th and K-32) Kansas City, Kansas. The festival at the state historic site includes free tours of the museum building, along with crafters’ booths, vendors, a pop-up gift shop, presentations by members of the Delaware and Wyandotte nations, games for children and adults, music and food available for purchase. Admission is free and open to the public. The Grinter Place Friends and Strawberry Swing are partnering with this festival. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/grinterplace. (Photo by William Crum)
The Grinter Applefest continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This photo is from Saturday’s Applefest. (Photo by Steve Rupert)