Ag Hall tractor show to be Saturday

A day-long Tractor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, on the museum grounds at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas.

The day’s events include the Parade of Power at noon. Farmers will compete in Tractor Games, including a low-gear race, electric-start competition and a slow-forward race that will be won by the last tractor to cross the finish line. Young kids can test their “horsepower” in the Pedal Tractor Pull.

Families and other visitors can also tour the displays of antique tractors, combines and other farm implements while learning about America’s rich agricultural history.

Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12. Children under 5 are free.

The event is organized by the Two Pedal Tractor Club to benefit the National Agricultural Center.

For information call 913-721-1075 or go to www.AgHallofFame.com. This year the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame is celebrating the 60th anniversary of receiving its National Charter, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Back-to-School Fair to be Aug. 7 at Central Office

A new location was announced for the Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 7.

The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Central Office, 2010 N. 59th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Because of COVID-19 concerns and the new location, there have been changes made to the event, according to a spokesman.

At the Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair, Wyandotte County students receive school supplies, backpacks, immunizations, health screenings and other community resources at no cost.

Details about this year’s event

One of the key objectives of the Back-to-School Fair is to provide students with a variety of health-related screenings and services prior to going back to school.

At this year’s Back-to-School Fair, students can get the medical services inside the facility. Medical services that will be provided on a first come, first-served basis include:

• Sports physicals and school physicals, provided by the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
• COVID-19 vaccinations for students 12 and over provided by the Unified Government Public Health Department
• School immunizations for students of all ages, also provided by the Unified Government Public Health Department
• Vision screenings provided by the Kansas City Downtown Lion’s Club
• Dental and vision screenings provided by Adventure Dental

Items that are available for free while supplies last from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Wyandotte County students only:

• 2,400 backpacks filled with school supplies, courtesy of the Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair Committee
• New books donated by the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library system
• Hygiene kits courtesy of the Kansas City Kansas Community College
• Dental kits provided by Adventure Dental

The Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair Planning Committee is composed of volunteers from various nonprofit and for-profit entities that work together to raise funds and coordinate the activities of the fair.

All support received is used to purchase backpacks and supplemental school supplies. The Planning Committee thanked sponsors for this year’s Back-to-School Fair:
• Unified Government – Hollywood Casino-Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Grant Fund
• Kansas City Kansas School Foundation for Excellence
• Kansas City Kansas Community College
• Board of Public Utilities
• Kansas Gas

School and sports physicals also available from Vibrant Health

In addition to the school and sports physicals provided at the Back to School Fair, Vibrant Health will also offer both sports and school physicals by appointment only on Saturday, Aug. 14. To schedule an appointment or get details, call 913-342-2552.

For more information about the event:
• Visit https://kcksfoundation.org/events/2021-wyandotte-county-back-to-school-fair/details.html
• Find it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WyandotteCountyBackToSchoolFair

Registration open for Blue Devil Scramble golf tournament

Preparations are underway for the 2021 Blue Devil Scramble.

Held by the Kansas City Kansas Community College Athletic Department, the Blue Devil Scramble will be Aug. 16 at Dub’s Dread Golf Club, 12601 Hollingsworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas.

Registration, check-in and lunch starts at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the KCKCC Athletics Fundraising Program. The program benefits student athletes during their time at KCKCC through scholarships and to enhance the overall student-athlete experience.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble format. Prizes for winning teams will be determined by the number of entries, hole contests for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Prizes include a PING Putter, Titleist ProV1 Golf Balls and more.

There will also be a silent auction. Dinner from Italian Delight will follow the conclusion of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament, to register or to make a donation/sponsorship, contact KCKCC Athletics by email at athletics@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7656.