Summer on the Eastside – Penny Mill’s Community Empowerment Event and Voices Of The People’s Unity In The Community

Penny Mill and Empowerment Event and Unity In the Community are both back this summer bringing fun and community building to the East side. Host Trishelle King talks with Melvin Merritt of Penny Mill and Brandon Elliington of Voices of The People about their upcoming events.

Penny Mill’s Event- “Community Empowerment Event” August 17 2013, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m, Blue Valley Park – 23rd & Topping, KCMO A Day full of fun, food entertaiment and community resources. Performers – The K.C Marching Cobras, Mr. John Anderson (the man that can change into many characters), The Kansas City Boys Choir, Mr. Rex Purefoy & his Trick Horse, Church Choirs, Down to earth Riders and Hilltop Saddle Club.

The purpose of the Community Resource Awareness Fair is to link persons in need of assistance with organizations which may be of help to them in a casual and less threatening environment. In order to accomplish this goal, we plan to work with entities such as the Police Department; the State Mental Health Services Department; Kansas City Free Health and the neighborhood associations, as well as many other agencies. Penny Mill can be an instrument to change a street, change a block and ultimately change an entire community. More at or phone 816-204-0428.

Voices Of The People 4th Annual ‘Unity In The Community Food & Clothing Drive, Saturday August 31st, 2011: 10:00am-9:00pm, Seven Oaks Park, 39th and Jackson, KCMO.

Please join us for a community celebration. We have drill teams, games, FREE haircuts, vendors, Motorcycle Clubs Bike lineups and more! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live entertainment, spiritual and informational speakers. Bring family and friends for a fun filled day! **donate can goods and clothing(slightly used)

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If you worked at the Bendix/Honeywell nuclear weapons plant from 1949-1993 and you or immediate family members have contracted any of the 22 cancers qualified by the Special Exposure Cohort you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and medical care. You may want to attend the Status Report/Claims Update, Town Hall Meeting, Tonight, 12 August 5:00pm-8:00pm, at the SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTER, 4201 E 63TH ST KCMO.

The KC No Violence Alliance is holding a Rally For Non Violence, Saturday August 17th 2pm at 31st and Prospect in KCMO. They are asking educators to bring their students, clergy to bring their congregations, organizations to bring their communities and you to bring your neighbors. Great things are only achieved through great effort.


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