MLK Day Celebration at Southwestern College on Jan. 15
Southwestern College will host a Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
The theme of the celebration is "What's Your Calling?"
"The celebration will focus on how the life and beliefs of Dr. King can shape us to think about our calling and purpose, just as his calling and purpose was to create change and break down barriers in our society," says Anjaih Clemons, director of student life at Southwestern College.
The featured speaker will be Southwestern College graduate Brock Brown, pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Winfield. The celebration will also feature performances from current students and SC alumni Jeremiah Roberts and Jasmine Jackson.
25th Anniversary Winfield Isle of Lights T-shirts for Sale
Long-sleeve navy blue T-shirts are available for purchase at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce or at the Isle of Lights gate house.
Youth Sizes: $10
Adult Sizes Small to XL: $15
Adult Sizes 2XL to 4XL: $18
Cash or check only.
Volunteers needed for Isle of Lights Tear-Down
Tear-down day for the Winfield Isle of Lights is Wednesday, January 3rd. If you have a large group looking to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Rick Meyer at 222-5673.
Green Team Southwestern Plans E-Waste Recycling Event for Feb. 6
The Green Team of Southwestern College will again collaborate with Grace United Methodist Church and the City of Winfield for an e-waste recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Barn #4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The Green Team will be accepting all electronics free of charge except for CRT TVs and monitors. For CRT TVs and monitors, there will be a $5 charge per unit.
"If you are giving or receiving new electronic devices for Christmas this year, set aside your old devices until early February," says Jason Speegle, director of Green Team Southwestern.
Businesses and individuals may bring items to the event. GON Recycling will collect the items and process them for recycling. GON Recycling guarantees 100 percent security on all hard drives and customer information. They are e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 Certified.
The Military Hometown Heroes of Winfield Banner Project is a living tribute created for the community to recognize and honor Winfield residents and their family members who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each banner will be in honor of a specific Winfield service person and will include their name, branch of service and photo. Banners will be displayed in the square of the Winfield Memorial Park on Armed Forces Day and the month of November to both celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.
The Hometown Heroes banners will be displayed at the Memorial Park square at the initial start of this program and as the project expands the banners will be placed in other common community areas within our town, such as 9th and Main street. (All banner locations shall be determined solely by the banner committee.)
The Hometown Heroes Banners are purchased by the family members or the individual veteran. The cost of each banner is $150 and includes the design, production and shipping. $160 is for the pole hardware that includes, 2 poles, 2 clamps and 2 steel straps. $7.00 will be added for the administration fee. Totaling $317. Only one Veteran per banner side. So if you have multiple Veterans you may put one Veteran on one side and the other on the other side.
The banners will be used twice a year for the next four years. At the end of the 4th year the family will be notified that their term is up and they will have the option of purchasing a new banner and continue with another 4 years or opt out and keep their banner. When they opt out we will mail their banner back to them for the family to do what they wish.
Businesses or individuals at any time may donate any amount of monies to help other Veterans that are unable to purchase their own banner. They may also sponsor an individual Veteran.
Please Fill out the information below:
Family/ Name of applicant__________________________________
Veterans Name_____________________________________ Veterans Military Branch____________ Rank (if known)____________________
Years of service (if known)__________ War Served (if served in War)____________________________
There is room at the bottom of the banner for general information. 2 lines, 21 characters each including spaces.(Military information only) Example: if they served in multiple branches or an exemplary medal, such as purple heart... etc
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You will need to submit a picture and payment by March 31st, 2018 . Pictures must be in Military Uniform and in a high quality digital form (preferably 300 or higher DPI). If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture and self addressed envelope to Tammy Carrasco at 1521 Main Street and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in the envelope you provided in an appropriate time frame. Please return ALL forms to Tammy Carrasco at 1521 Main Street, Winfield, KS 67156. Payments need to be made in cash or check, payable to Legacy/Veterans Banner Project.