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Shop with a Blue Springs Cop

shop with a blue springs cop

Spaghetti Dinner
Nov. 5, 5-8 p.m.

Moreland Ridge Middle School

900 SW Bishop Drive
Blue Springs, MO

Tickets are $5 per person.
The Blue Springs Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is partnering with the Blue Springs Police Department for their annual "Shop With a Blue Springs Cop" event on December 17, 2011.

The program was designed to build positive relationships between police officers and children in our community.  
This fundraiser is sponsored by Olive Garden.
Call Officer Brotherton at (816) 935-6770 if you would like to purchase tickets or volunteer for either of these events! 

Blue Springs has Talent!

Tuesday, Oct. 25
6 p.m.
Blue Springs High School
2000 NW Ashton Rd.
Blue Springs, Mo.
Tickets are $18 per person, $35 per couple

The Blue Springs Historical Society will celebrate their 35th birthday and the Civil War's 150 year anniversary at this annual fundraiser.  


Councilman Grant Bowerman will serve as Emcee and additional entertainment includes former Mayor Steve Steiner, Elvis and a City Council skit.


Dinner includes a potato bar and a variety of salads.  For more information, call (816) 797-4870 or email Mary Potter by clicking here.

Community Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, Nov. 10
6:30 a.m.
Adam's Pointe Conference Center
Tickets are $18 per person, $160 per table of 10


I invite you to join me at my annual prayer breakfast where we will be honoring our local police, fire and EMT personnel.  

Our key note speaker is Stanley Praimnaht, who's amazing story has been featured on national news.  Praimnaht watched the plane fly into his 81st floor office of the South Twin Tower on the morning of 9/11.

To reserve your tickets, call Judy Q at (816) 228-8888 or click here.

Let's Move! Saturdays!

Saturday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. to noon
Rotary Park
600 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo.

 Join us for an Arbor Walk and a Kid fit class!
This event is free and open to all ages!

Saturday, Oct. 29

2-4 p.m.
Adams Pointe Golf Club
1400 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, Missouri

Join us for a beginner instruction course and free range balls!
This event is free and open to all ages!
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Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
 Mayor Carson Ross
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.
It's hard to believe that summer has now come and gone and we will soon be preparing for thanksgiving festivities and getting out the winter coats. 
In this issue, we'll take a look at some of recent and upcoming activities, letting you know how the City is striving to continue to meet your needs as residents of Blue Springs.

We have been working hard on the Public Safety Sales Tax Initiative approved by voters in April.  The Public Safety Advisory Board, made up of Blue Springs residents, is charged with oversight of the sales tax.  You can view the second report by this oversight committee by clicking here


As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.
Blue Springs Community Garden
Community Garden


























On Thursday, October 13, Let's Move! Blue Springs held a groundbreaking ceremony for the City's first community garden. The Blue Springs Community Garden is located in Central Park on the corner of Walnut and 10th Street.


Approximately 35 plots and 5 raised plant beds will be available to residents for rent for the 2012 grow season.  The 2012 grow season will be spring through fall, dates to be determined.  The community garden will have water access and participants will be able to plant both vegetables and flowers in their plots.  Plots will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.


I was joined by Dave Wright from StandUp Blue Springs and Dena McLean, the Blue Springs Park Commission Chairman for the groundbreaking ceremony, along with other community leaders.


If you are interested in renting a plot in the Blue Springs Community Garden, contact Parks and Recreation at (816) 228-0137 for more information.


The Blue Springs Community Garden is a joint effort between the City of Blue Springs, Mo., Let's Move! Community Garden Committee, StandUp Blue Springs, the University of Missouri Extension Office and the Boy Scout Troup 58 and 332 Eagle Scout Projects.

Blue Springs Downtown Alive!




















































The Downtown Alive! group recently received a service-based grant from the Missouri Main Street Connection.  Through this grant, the group is now enrolled in the Missouri Main Street Program.  This two year
downtown revitalization program is designed to ensure the long-term success of the downtown by creating, educating, training and empowering a comprehensive, professional, volunteer-based downtown revitalization organization.


The program focuses on on the Main Street Four Points Approach, a system that has been used successfully in over 110 cities in Missouri.  The Four Points include Organization, Economic Restructuring, Design and Promotion.  Program participants including business owners and community stakeholders have been organized into committees based on these Four Points.


After completing the program, the Downtown Alive! group will be in a better position to foster new business development, fa´┐Żade renovations and restoration of historic buildings, festivals and special events, and streetscape improvements. 


This process will not happen over night, but with a lot of hard work, I am confident that our downtown can be re-established as the focus of our community. 


To check out all that is going on in Downtown Blue Springs, check out their Facebook page by clicking here!


If you would like to get involved with the Downtown Alive! group, contact either Judy Q by clicking here or Cindy Miller by clicking here

Community Events




"Boo" Springs Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 29

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Main Street, between 10th and 12th Streets


Show off your costume in the Halloween Parade at 9:30 a.m.!  Meet at 12th and Main Street and be ready to wave.  Beginning at 10 a.m., Trick-or-Treat at outdoor booths and the Main Street merchants.


Be sure to enter our costume contest!  There will be four categories: Kids, Family, Pet and Pet and Owner.  Children can have fun jumping in the bounce house and playing games for prizes.  This event is free and open to the public.   


This event is sponsored by the City of Blue Springs and Downtown Alive! 



Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday, October 29

9 a.m. to Noon

Pink Hill Park, 2725 NW Park Rd


Do you have old electronics sitting around your house?  Don't just throw them away, recycle them!


Free to recycle: Laptops, CPU's, keyboards, mice, personal printers, cell phones, pagers, handheld games, CD players and stereo equipment.


Fee based items: TVs - $ for 19" or under, $15 for 20-27", $20 for 27" and up and $30 for console TVs.  Computer monitors are $10, large fax/scanners are $5 and large printers are $10.


Not accepted: Appliances (small or large), lamps, office copy machines, vacuums, fans, water heaters, paper shredders, hole punchers, exercise equipment, CDs, DVDs, tapes, batteries and light bulbs.


Residency is not required, volunteers are welcomed!  For more information, call (816) 220-4504 or click here.


This event is sponsored by the City of Blue Springs & Surplus Exchange.

I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support for our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.