Area events for Saturday, September 27
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and other state leaders are expected to attend formal dedication ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the new Pittsburg State University Student Recreation Center and Kansas National Guard Armory.
Ceremony will be held at the north end of the facility at 2001 S. Rouse. It will include a Black Hawk helicopter flyover, proclamation by Pittsburg Mayor Pam Henderson and an invocation by the Kansas Army National Guard.
Plans for the $16 million facility began more than a decade ago as a collaborative effort between PSU, the City of Pittsburg and the State of Kansas.
The collaboration is the first time an armory has been located on a university campus in Kansas.
In case of rain the ceremony will be held inside the building. Refreshments and tours of the facility will be available following the dedication.
SEK reunion jam
Southeast Kansas Music Society will have an all-day jam at the Cove, Mulberry.
Music will start at 2:30 p.m. and continue until the musicians decide it’s time to go home. There will be a $3 charge at the door, which will include hot dogs and hamburgers donated by local businesses.
The event will benefit the Pittsburg State University music department. Craig Fuchs, department chairman, said that proceeds will go toward student use in the form of scholarships or new equipment.
Scheduled line up of bands playing is as follows: “Why Bother,” 2:30 p.m.; Ann Kilmon, 3:30 p.m.; “Felonious Monk,” 4 p.m.; “Hickory Wind,” 5 p.m.; “Fabulous BRD’s,” 6 p.m.; and “Nightwind,” 7 p.m.
There will be jam sessions at 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Area musicians tentatively scheduled to jam include Chuck Maiseroulle, Lloyd Prins, Max Barnett, Dave Henry, Jon Bartlow, Jon Sherman, John Gobetz, Fred Shaw, Bill Rapp, Larry Johnston, Terry Elrod, Levi Morrow, Bob Golay, Dave Bruns, Tommy Walkinshaw, Ed Minton, Steve Duncan, Rick Alumbaugh, Phil Ward, Dick Collins, Jim Green and Ross Rhuems.
SHARE Colorado distribution of food packages will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the west gym door of the First Church of the Nazarene.
People wishing to place orders for the October distribution may do so at this time.
Effective Oct. 1, the name of SHARE Colorado will be changed to Food Share America. Also effective on this date, the cost of classic, produce and special food packages will increase $5 per package.
This non-profit grocery organization is a community service providing members of each community access to quality foods at discount prices. Anyone needing additional information may call 620-347-8704.
ARCADIA — House of Prayer, Arcadia, will have open air revival services at 6 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Three evangelists from the St. Louis area will be conducting services.
House of Prayer is located three miles north of Arma, and three miles east on 680th Avenue.