Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Chris Christie to stump for Brownback in Mission Hills. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who welcomed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum to Kansas this month as part of his reelection campaign, will be joined by another Republican with a national profile on the stump in August. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the subject of frequent speculation about potential presidential candidates, will visit Kansas for an event with Brownback Aug. 20 at the Mission Hills home of Drs. Donna and Daniel Thomas. The suggested minimum contribution to attend the event is $25,000, according to the invitation published by the Wall Street Journal — which notes that “contributions in any amount by individuals or corporations are acceptable.” [Christie to Visit Kansas, Oklahoma Ahead of November Elections — Wall Street Journal]

Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau seeking young artists for competition. The Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau has put out a call for young artists to apply to show their work at the Arts & Eats Festival scheduled for Sept. 19-20. Information on the application process is available here.

Concert at Shawnee Indian Mission Aug. 8. A concert by the Anchovy Fishermen will be held at the Shawnee Indian Mission on Aug. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fairway Parks and Recreation said the previously listed date of July 25 was incorrect, so you get another chance to catch this group in concert.

Roeland Park Aquatic Center food drive ends this week.  The Roeland Park Aquatic Center food drive that concludes this week with the theme of peanut butter.  All donated items must be non perishable, sealed and with the expiration date. Donors can add to the bucket of a favorite lifeguard or staff member.