R Park fundraising group opens ticket sales for fall ‘Chili and Country Music Jamboree’

chili flyerTickets are now available for “Chili and Country Music Jamboree,” the next fundraising effort for R Park sponsored by the Citizens Fundraising Initiative for R Park.

The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Roeland Park Community Center. The proceeds will be applied to the construction of a community picnic shelter in the park.

Featured at the event will be a choice of different styles of chili, including: traditional, white chili, vegetarian, Mexican chili, and black bean/sausage chili, along with chili toppings.  Scotty Lane and his “Miner’s Bluff Band” will entertain with country music.  Local brews will be provided by Cinder Block Brewery and soda/water will be available. Prizes will be raffled off and homemade bake sale items will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available now for $20 for adults, $8 for ages 3 to 10 and free for children under 2. Tickets are available online or by contacting rparktickets@outlook.com. The last fundraising event sold out in advance.

The citizens group has raised the money for a walking trail, benches, picnic tables, bike racks and a drinking fountain in the park already.