‘Burbs in Blue: How NEJC is showing its support for the Royals

You may have heard there is an important baseball game in Kansas City tonight. Well sir, the denizens of northeast Johnson County have put in plenty of effort to show off their support for the boys in blue.

In Prairie Village, Public Works has dyed the water in the municipal fountains a becoming shade of Royals blue:


In Roeland Park, the Police Department took a moment this week to show their support with a photo of officers and staff gathered around a Royals flag:


Given the season, there have been a number of World Series/Halloween cross-over decorations, like this classy set of pumpkins from a crafty family on 74th Street in Prairie Village:


And this ghoulish display in the front window of a home on 85th Street in north Leawood (which looks pretty sweet lit up at night):


And, of course, there’s Rachel Raile, who hasn’t let up on the creative Hunter Pence sign creation on Briar Drive in Prairie Village:


On Mission’s Johnson Drive this morning, Jim Hollinger, owner of Fluffy Fresh Donuts, displays a copy of the Kansas City Times from a day in October 29 years ago that made Royals history. Hollinger received the paper recently from a friend. He says the souvenir edition will be in the donut display case tomorrow morning after the Royals win:

Jim Hollinger of Fluffy Fresh

Farther east on Johnson Drive, Sandi Russell greeted customers in Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop with her newest T-shirt message:

Sandi Russell in Royals

Even the neighborhood statuary along Nall Avenue was getting into the spirit. This lion is serious about a Royals win tonight:

Lion in Royals

Keep driving along Nall and all the statues are joining in, like this eagle (or is that a hawk):

Eagle with Royals statue

Sometimes the themes were a little mixed – such as Halloween and cheering for the Royals:

Statues on Nall

Finally, the sign everyone now watches at Asbury United Methodist Church has changed once again:

Asbury sign 4