Basehor 4-H club has memorial gardens in the works
Proceeds from a dance at the Leavenworth County Fair will go toward construction of a memorial garden that honors people and businesses that have made county fair contributions.
"(The memorial garden) honors those who have touched the lives of Leavenworth County Fair 4-H'ers," said Lana Wiehe, Wranglers 4-H member.
The dance is sponsored by the Wranglers 4-H Club, which covers the Basehor area, and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, inside the show arena.
"Anyone who would like to come (to the dance) is welcome to attend," Wiehe said.
Admission to the dance is $2 and donations are also accepted, Wiehe said.
Former Wrangler 4-H member Brian Norman will be the disc jockey.
This is the first year the Wranglers have sponsored the annual dance.
In previous years, the Leavenworth County Ambas-sadors and the Kansas River Youth Leadership, a group of teens from Wyandotte, Johnson and Leavenworth counties, sponsored the event.
"We were just lucky enough to have the opportunity this year," Wiehe said.
The Wrangler's 4-H Club conceived the idea of a memorial garden last year, and have worked to raise funds for the memorial, which will be constructed north of the administration building on the fairgrounds.
Phase one of the memorial garden is almost complete and phase two, construction of a gazebo, will begin when funds are secured, Wiehe said.
"We have $1,675 toward the gazebo so we're not quite halfway there," she said. "We're not very far yet, but we'll get there."
Wrangler 4-H member Ryan Mogle is designing the gazebo, Wiehe said.
Donations for the memorial garden and gazebo can be made during the dance and also by mail to the Leavenworth County Fair Board, 2829 207th St., in Easton.