Help House prepares for 15th anniversary celebration

It’s Help House’s 15th anniversary of being a helping hand to those in need in Osage County. The organization is also kicking off a big fundraiser to raise $15,000 to resurface its gravel parking area with blacktop and make its front door handicap accessible.

The events will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, with Scott Dickenson performing magic. Set to perform and entertain at different times throughout the day will be Dr. Pat Murray; Abound at 4-4:45 p.m.; Community Covenant Worship Band 5:15-6 p.m.; WindStrings 6:15-7 p.m.; and Salt Creek Bluegrass Band, 7:15-8 p.m.  Food, games, and special recognition of guests and some previous Help House directors is planned.

Other fun includes the National Guard, with the Joust, so bring your game on. The Kansas Highway Patrol will have the “Convincer” if you need any more convincing. Osage County Sherriff’s officers will be providing children’s DNA identification records, which take the place of “Ident-a-Kid” and provide a better record. Thrills Kettle Corn will be offering their kettle corn with a portion of their proceeds being donated to Help House. Grandpa Pokey will create some amazing balloon characters, along with Mother Goose reading some of her favorite stories.

Food and drinks will be available all day, so bring your lawn chairs and join the fun. Help House will be open for tours. Everyone is invited to gather on the lawn between Lyndon First Baptist Church and Help House on the north edge of Lyndon.

There is no charge to attend to see the stage performance, however free will offerings will be accepted to help with the fundraiser. Tickets will be sold for food, drinks and games. Raffle tickets for a $200 meat package from Santa Fe Trail Meats will also be sold and the drawing will be held on the day of the event.

Anyone who would like to be a part of the effort can participate in several levels of financial donations:

  • Bronze level, $25-$99, will receive an event donor certificate.
  • Silver level, $100-$249, will receive an event donor certificate plus name listed on a vinyl banner on display at the event, and then displayed inside Help House afterwards.
  • Platinum level, $250-$499, will receive an event donor certificate plus a two feet by five feet vinyl banner on display day of event, following the banner will be given to the donor for display in their business.
  • Gold level, $500, will receive a three feet by six feet vinyl banner on display the day of the event; following the banner will be given to the donor to display in their business.

To have time to have names printed on banners, Silver, Platinum and Gold level donors will need to have their donations in to Help House by June 29, 2018.

For more information, contact Help House at 785-828-4888, email [email protected], stop by 131 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan., or like Osage County Help House on Facebook.


BANDS PLAYING Abound : 4:00-4:45
Community Covenant Worship Band : 5:15-6:00
WindStrings : 6:15 – 7:00
Salt Creek Bluegrass Band : 7:15 – 8:00

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