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50 Plus Plans Veteran's Day Celebration and Writing Contest on Nov. 9
POSTED: 10/17/2007
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 50 Plus Department is planning a Veteran's Day Celebration and writing contest on Nov. 9 at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park.

Participants in this two -hour special event can join members of the color guard as they raise the flag and honor veterans. Chris Cakes will provide pancakes and sausage. Veterans will eat free, thanks to event sponsor Park Meadows Senior Living of Overland Park. For family members and members of the public, there will be a $4 charge for breakfast. Entertainment for the event will be provided by the Overland Stage Chorus with music especially for veterans. Search for the keyword "celebration" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

In addition, the winners of a Veterans Day-themed writing contest will share their memories and first second and third prizes will be awarded.

Those wanting to enter the contest should submit their entries by Nov. 2. Writers are asked to submit stories from war times when sugar and other supplies were rationed, when there were no nylons to wear, or when they were stuck in a foxhole for hours at a time. Were you a Rosie the Riveter? How did you keep your spirits up while you were away from home? Do you still have a favorite love letter from those times you would be willing to share? Submit entries to: Overland Park 50 Plus Office, Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland park, KS 66204 or call (913) 642-6410 for alternate entries.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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