Wow, what a week!
The campaign season is definitely in full swing as we traversed the county this past week, visiting with several organizations and their leaders in order to share my positive message of electing a qualified, experienced and trusted judge for Johnson County. These are just a few of the wonderful organizations that help to make our county so great! Here are some highlights:
WILS Open House & Ribbon Cutting – On Tuesday, I attended the Open House and Ribbon Cutting for West-Central Independent Living Solutions (WILS) in Warrensburg. With a new director, a growing staff and an expanding footprint, it’s an exciting new day for this great organization that already has been serving the citizens of Johnson County for over 20 years! WILS is a non-profit organization that provides independent living solutions and needed assistance for individuals with disabilities and their families. I have seen first-hand the incredible work these folks do, and I can tell you that Johnson County is so fortunate to have them! Great work!
Down Syndrome Proclamation Day Signing – On Thursday, Johnson County Commissioners signed a proclamation, officially recognizing Wednesday, March 21, 2018, as World Down Syndrome Day. We were joined by leaders and representatives from some of the greatest community service organizations in West-Central Missouri, like the Johnson County Board of Services and RISE Community Services. March 21st will be a day to recognize and celebrate the so many contributions and accomplishments that these amazing individuals bring to our lives every single day. I hope you’ll join in the celebration!
Meet the Tigers! Thursday night, Warrensburg High School hosted Meet the Tigers! for all of its spring sports and activities. Molly and I are very proud of our son, Jackson (a Junior at WHS), who represented the WHS Show Choir by singing the National Anthem at the event, and who later was introduced as a member of this year’s WHS Golf Team. We are so blessed to have so many talented students in our district who bring such a sense of hope and pride to their parents and to our community as a whole. Good luck to all of the students participating in sports and activities this spring… And GGGOOOOOO TIGERS!!
Whew! Tired yet…?? We were just getting started!!
Holden St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Fest – On Saturday, we braved the chilly weather to partake in the Annual Holden St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We followed up this festive event by warming up with some corned beef and cabbage at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, where we were treated to an incredible array of homemade pies and other desserts on their live and silent auctions — all to benefit a great cause!
Johnson County 4-H Carnival and Auction – We rounded out the week on Saturday evening at the Annual 4-H Carnival and Auction, where we were joined by hundreds of men, women and children from all across Johnson County — all to benefit this amazing organization. I mean, IT. WAS. PACKED!!! A great turnout for the 4-H kids and lots of needed funds were undoubtedly raised to support all of the great work this enduring organization does to engage and prepare our young people for the future! And oh yes, we got to pet the alpacas!
It was a wild and crazy week in Johnson County, Missouri… And we’re just getting started! We hope you’ll check back in with us over the next few months as we continue on to election day on August 7th! Onward!