Spring Wine Fling a huge success. The Roeland Park Spring Wine Fling had a packed house Saturday night. The event was expected to raise approximately $8,000 toward the purchase of a new picnic shelter for R Park. The Citizens Fundraising Initiative for R Park has held several events, but this was the first Wine Fling. The event was sold out. All of the food and wine – 30 different wines from five wineries – was donated so all proceeds went to the park.
Overland Park police have suspect in vandalism. Police in Overland Park reported that their investigation into the vandalism damage at 16 downtown businesses has developed a suspect. The case will be forwarded to the Johnson County District Attorney for review. Police responded to reports of glass doors and windows damaged with a BB or pellet gun. Photos of a white truck that was suspected of involvement in the case were released to the media by police last week.
Shawnee Mission Rotary lends a hand in cleanup. Volunteers from the Shawnee Mission Rotary club recently cleaned up the area inside the fence line around Rock Creek west of the Capitol Federal building in Mission. The group removed brush, trimmed trees, removed trash and covered graffiti in the storm culvert. Vegetation also was removed by city crews in the fence line behind the Farmers Market site.
Shawnee Mission East grad wins national swimming title. Meg Stanley, a 2013 graduate of SM East, won the 500 freestyle in the D3 NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships. Stanley swims for Illinois Wesleyan. Her win in a time of 4:50.76 was the first championship for the school. She also finished third in the 1650 event.