Community Roast & Toast
Building a new playground at the Mercy
of Frank Halsey
Multi-Sensory Playground at Ellis Park
This will be a fun evening of socializing, great food, live music and dancing with KC's Private Stock (http://www.privatestockkc.com
Presented by Pathways to a Healthy Kansas and the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, in conjunction with the Youth Activities Team
Event underwritten by Janet Irby Braun & Family
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The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, as part of Fort Scott Community Visioning, is sponsoring a community event on Saturday, August 19th at Liberty Theatre to honor local community champion, Frank Halsey, for his grass roots initiative to build mountain biking and hiking trails. While not alone in his efforts, his leadership demonstrates how one person can be an agent of change, engage community members, and increase awareness of healthy lifestyle. Environmental challenges tend to be strongest in low-income communities and community perception results show that Bourbon County is no different.
In addition, the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team has partnered with the Youth Activities Team to seek additional resources and construct a Multi-Sensory Playground that will be accessible by all youth, regardless of ability, and meet therapeutic needs for children with special needs. The children and families in our community could benefit from safe, inclusive, places to play. An inclusive recreation area is desperately needed in the Fort Scott area.
Currently we have families in our community who are forced to drive 45 miles to the nearest adaptive park. Four of those local families will be featured as part of the event.