Lights On for south KC students

 By Heather Wimmer

Hickman Mills Community Alliance partnered with 25 different churches, businesses and organizations to have a Community Fun Day on August 26 at South Patrol. Kids in grades K-12 participated in activities and learning about preventing violence from KCPD Anthony Butler of Violence I Prevent (VIP). 

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Activities included a spaghetti dinner and snacks, a bounce house, bowling, basketball, a book giveaway from Mid Continent Public Library, and even milkshakes from a blender powered by stationary bikes. 

Lights On KC is a community violence prevention initiative providing safe recreational activities for youth. Sponsors include the Hickman Mills Community Alliance, Kansas City Police Department, Community Assistance Council, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 5th District Councilwoman Ryana Parks Shaw, among others.

A teen lock-in called Light On KC All Night is planned for September 16. Reservations necessary. For more information call 816-497-4886

Kids who enjoyed the activities and free backpacks full of school supplies.

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