KVC event set for July 15 in Marion

KVC Behavioral HealthCare Inc. will be having its fourth annual KVC Motorcycle Poker Run for Kids on July 15 at Marion City Park.

More than 80 bikers participated last year. The event includes a poker run, barbecue lunch, vendors and a drawing for prizes.

The cost to participate in the ride is $25, which includes one poker hand, one meal and one patch. Extra poker hands can be purchased for $5 each; an extra meal cost $6 for an adult, $3 for children under age 12.

Registration is at 9 a.m., with the last cycle out by noon. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the prize drawing will be at 2 p.m.

People are invited to participate in the event even if they are not motorcycle riders. They can purchase a lunch and enjoy the vendors, raffle drawing and relaxing in the park.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the individual needs of foster children and their families. Resource/foster homes are always needed.

To become a resource/foster parent, a person must be at least 21 years old, can be either single or married, meet basic income guidelines, be able to provide adequate bedroom space and a separate bed for each child, have reliable transportation, be willing to complete 30 hours of free training, and be willing to undergo background checks with Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Child Abuse/Neglect Registry.

If interested, contact Cathy Holub, resource specialist 119 W. Iron Ave., 2nd Floor, Salina, KS 67401; or call 785-577-3759.

SONrise gospel concert July 16

The First Baptist Church of Durham is hosting an evening of gospel music feature SONrise at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16.

SONrise is a husband-and-wife team, the Rudolphs, from Dallas, Ore. They are members of the Pacific Gospel Music Association.

Following the concert, a time of light refreshment and fellowship will take place. An offering will be received for the ministry of SONrise.

First Baptist Church is located at 725 Abilene St., one block west off of Kansas Highway 15.

MCSEC board to meet July 17

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for their monthly meeting Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth.

For information, call 620-878-4720.

Volunteers heading for Katrina cleanup

A team of 18 men and women of different ages and skill levels from the Hillsboro area will participate in a mission trip to the Gulf Coast to help with Hurricane Katrina cleanup.

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church is organizing the trip.

At the present time, a team of 11 volunteers will head to Kiln, Miss., to help rebuild houses that were devastated by the hurricane last year.

A team of seven volunteers will make up the “mud-out and clean-up” team that is going to Gretna, La.

Golden Heritage Foods, Hillsboro, has donated a significant grant that will cover most of the transportation expenses. A van is being donated for use by the Kansas Mennonite Disaster Service headquarters.

Both teams plan to leave from Hillsboro at 3 a.m. Monday, July 17, and to return early morning the following Monday, July 24.

Lutheran churches plan lake service

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion, and Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, are inviting the public to a worship service at the Marion Reservoir on Sunday, July 23.

The service, which will begin at 9:30 a.m., will be at Shelter A, Cottonwood Point.

Those who want to attend are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, and stay afterward for food and fellowship.

Library offers book group and matinees

The next meeting for the Hillsboro Public Library book discussion group will be at 9 a.m., Friday, July 14, in the city council meeting room.

The book discussed will be “Me & Emma” by Elizabeth Flock.

Also, the library is showing afternoon matinees at the city building at 2 p.m. each Friday through Aug. 4.

Eastmoor to host VBS July 25-28

The Eastmoor United Methodist Church of Marion invites children of the community to attend Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon daily July 25-28, Tuesday through Friday.

Classes will be provided for 4-year-olds through youth attending eighth grade this fall.

This year’s theme is “Son Treasure Island.” Enrollment is free.

To enroll, contact the church at 620-382-3121 or call 620-382-2919 or 620-382-2947.

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