Cook-off to get things started at block party
The party is almost here.
The second annual Team Tongie block party will be Saturday, but there will be other activities going on as well.
A grilling competition, known as the T-Town Grill Off, will start at 10 a.m. in the Tonganoxie High School parking lot. That’s when check-in begins for the competition, which Cornerstone Family Worship is sponsoring. The check-in will last until noon and there are two categories, beef and chicken.
At 4 p.m. the School 2 School 5K run/walk will get under way. The route will run from Tonganoxie High School and makes it way by the elementary and middle schools, as well as Tonganoxie Nursing Center before eventually ending at Tonganoxie High School. Recommended donations are $20 for individuals and $10 for each additional family member and includes a T-shirt.
Judging for the cook-off will start at 5 p.m., when the Team Tongie Community Block Party really gets started.
Food, bands, children’s games, inflatable games and performances by the cheerleaders and drill team also are on the schedule for this year’s block party.
Parents as Teachers will have assorted children’s games, while, like the inaugural block party this past year, there will be a cake auction.
And to get things started for next week’s homecoming festivities, a bonfire will start at 8:30 p.m.
Team Tongie started in March 2009 to raise funds for Tonganoxie families facing serious health issues as a handful of Tonganoxie students were faced with various health setbacks. Team Tongie donations help with expenses ranging from travel expenses to hospitals and doctors appointments to medication and everyday expenses. More than $40,000 has been raised and 40 families have been helped to date.