Archive for Thursday, July 7, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

July 7, 2005

Benefit concert to be

held at Vinland

A benefit potluck picnic and concert will be Saturday at 697 E. 1725 Road, north of Baldwin. The picnic will begin at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend one or both events.

The Presbyterian Church in Vinland will benefit from the proceeds. The wooden structure was built in 1879 in Gothic revival architectural style and is in need of repair. James Naismith, famed inventor of basketball, was pastor at the church for two years beginning in 1919. Community members joined together in 2001 to purchase the property. It was placed on the National Register of Historical Places and has received a matching grant from the Kansas Heritage Trust Fund for restoration.

Cindy Novelo and Kasey Rausch will present the concert. Both artists will perform numbers on their own as well as some together. The concert will be held indoors and seating is limited. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The picnic will be outside and is free. Bring a covered dish, silverware and a lawn chair or blanket. Bring an instrument as there may be a jam session afterward.

For reservations or information, call Cindy at (785) 331-7123. Donations may be made to Lawrence Preservation Alliance, PO Box 1073, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Tree planting to

honor Lowell Gish

A tree planting to honor Lowell Gish for 32 years of service at Baker University will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in front of Case Hall, located on Eighth St. next to Collins Library, where Gish served as head of the Education Department.

He lived in Baldwin from 1965 to 2001. The ceremony will be in conjunction with the Gish family reunion being held in Baldwin this weekend. The public is welcome to attend.

RWD No. 4 to

meet Tuesday

Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

First United Methodist

to have Bible School

The Baldwin First United Methodist Church will have Bible School July 18 through July 22 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The theme of the activities will be "Serengeti Trek: Where Kids Are Wild About God's Love." For registration information, call 594-6612 or 594-2381.

Vinland Church

hosts Bible school

Vinland Church of Christ, 702 N. 1700 Rd., across from the Vinland Airport, will host Bible school classes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., July 18 through July 22. Classes are available for 2 year olds through adults. For information, call 785-594-3648.


Women to have Bible

study at Lighthouse

The women of Lighthouse Baptist Temple have a Bible study the second Tuesday of each month at the church at 7 p.m. Women of the community are welcome to attend.

Lighthouse Temple

observes 10th

Lighthouse Baptist Temple will observe its 10th anniversary on July 17 during morning worship at 10:30 a.m. There will be special music, pictures and videos. The community is welcome to share in this celebration.


Pioneers 4-H Club

reports meeting

The June meeting of Pioneers 4-H Club was held at the Keen farm. Larry Wilson reminded everyone to turn in entry forms for the fair. He announced there would be a Livestock Showmanship Clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. July 7.

LaDonna Wilson collected items for the Veterans Administration. The club will work on a scarecrow exhibit at 7 p.m. July 12 and July 14 at the Harris home. The meeting ended with members making ice cream in a bag. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. July 10 at the Allen/Trowbridge home.

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