15th annual Village Crawfish Festival set for May 14. A spring tradition in northeast Johnson County returns next month for its 15th year. The annual Village Crawfish Festival will be held 6-11 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at St. Pius X Church, 5500 Woodson in Mission. This year’s festival will benefit reStart, a local non-profit organization that works to empower the homeless. You can find more information, including how to purchase tickets, here.
Internationally recognized expert on human trafficking to address 2016 Episcopal Women’s Summit at St. Michael and All Angels. One of the world’s foremost experts on aiding survivors of human trafficking will be in northeast Johnson County this weekend as part of the 2016 Women’s Summit for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, which will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Mission. Reverend Becca Stevens will be the keynote speaker Friday at 7 p.m. She is the founder of Thistle Farms, a community of survivors that provides a two-year residential program. For more information, contact Jama Akers of St. Michaels and All Angels here.
Mission police plan coffee for Friday. The Mission Police Department will hold its next Coffee with a Cop this Friday, April 22, at Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. You can join Mission police officers for coffee, donuts and informal conversation starting at 8 a.m. It is an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers.
Westwood garage sale this month. Westwood residents who are interested in participating in the Spring Community Garage Sale, which will be held April 30, can register online. The city will be advertising this event online. A listing of participants will be posted on the city’s website and can also be picked up at city hall.
SM North student participates in Topeka protest against transgender restroom restriction bill. SM North student Jacob Moyer was among the young Johnson Countians who traveled to the state capital last week to protest proposed legislation in the House and Senate that would restrict transgender students from using certain restrooms. “There’s still a lot of hate in the state of Kansas,” Moyer told the KU Statehouse News Service. [Student protestors rally against transgender bathroom bills — KU Statehouse News Service]
Several NEJC runners participate in Boston Marathon. A group of local runners from NEJC were among the field at Monday’s Boston Marathon. Local runners included (Men): 663. Colin Coomer, 27, Prairie Village, 2:52.25. 1609. Robert Trnavsky, 29, Mission, 3:01.11. 1704. Nathaniel Guthals, 25, Overland Park, 3:01.55. Xiaolin Liu, 48, Overland Park, 3:07.37.3655. Scott Merryman, 45, Overland Park, 3:14.13. 3722. Mark Hunter, 42, Prairie Village, 3:14.32. 3858. Anthony Hofmann, 50, Overland Park, 3:15.02. 4838. John Snyder, 47, Leawood, 3:19.33. 5053. Michael Riley, 36, Prairie Village, 3:20.30. 5767. Joshua Hubbard, 33, Leawood, 3:23.18. 5844. Craig Fischman, 47, Overland Park, 3:23.34. 6331. Rusty Smith, 43, Leawood, 3:25.16. 6391. Paul Allegri, 52, Mission Hills, 3:25.30. 6727. Craig Scott, 52, Overland Park, 3:26.44. 13113. James Stumpff, 58, Overland Park, 3:47.28. 13862. Anthony Skevington, 58, Leawood, 3:49.56. 15583. Michael Keenan, 30, Overland Park, 3:55.39. 17468. Bruce Gilbert, 66, Overland Park, 4:03.12. 18796. Christopher Martin, 38, Overland Park, 4:09.54. 20723. Joshua Weber, 40, Roeland Park, 4:21.41. 21889. Andrew Ortbals, 55, Leawood, 4:30.32. (Women) 3838. Melissa Brancato, 33, Overland Park, 3:14:58. 5493. Addie Swyden, 26, Leawood, 3:22:16. 6500. Maeluen Gruman, 36, Overland Park, 3:25:53. 6762. Kimberly Gudenkauf, 45, 3:26:53. 7379. Ashley Degen, 33, Overland Park, 3:28:51. 7852. 8017. Elizabeth Burch, 37, Prairie Village, 3:31:05. 10131. Lynnette Laws, 36, Overland Park, 3:37:56. 10957. Cori Cooper, 41, Overland Park, 3:40:27. 12165. Elizabeth Paolini, 37, Mission, 3:44:16. 15764. Katie Horner, 35, Overland Park, 3:56:17. 15859. Allie Marquis, 25, Prairie Village, 3:56:37. 16032. Stephanie Kroll, 52, Prairie Village, 3:57:11. 16591. Stefani Briere, 38, Overland Park, 3:59:13. 17340. Jaime Appelwick, 41, Leawood, 4:02:31. 18617. Natalie Keylon, 42, Overland Park, 4:09:06. 20838. Caitlin Fairfield, 29, Prairie Village, 4:22:23.[Boston Marathon Results – The Kansas City Star]
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