- Annual Third Street Chili Cook-Off
- Successful fall home tour
- Fall Home Tour, Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m.
- Don’t miss the Spring neighborhood gathering April 22
- Second annual clean-up day a success
- Annual neighborhood cleanup Saturday, Nov. 12
- First annual home tour a true success
- Fall 2011 neighborhood events planned
- Don’t miss the neighborhood ice cream social!
- Planning underway for spring social, fall home tour
The second annual McKinley Residential Historic District Fall Home Tour was a great success. Good weather and publicity from a variety of media helped push our numbers to some 300 patrons who enjoyed a beautiful fall day and four wonderful historic homes. Thanks to all the volunteers who made the event possible, and to our many friends from Newton, Wichita and surrounding areas who were generous in their support of our neighborhood. We’ll see you next year!
The McKinley Residential Historic District Fall Home Tour will be Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m. Four of the neighborhood’s historic gems will be featured on the tour. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the event at the McKinley Administration Center, 308 E. First Street. Antique items will be raffled and vintage cars will be on display. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Neighbors worked together on Saturday, Nov. 12, to clean up the McKinley District. The annual fall clean-up day was held during perfect fall weather, giving everyone a chance to get rid of yard waste and junk. More than 20 households took advantage of the free service, arriving in the McKinley Administrative Center parking lot in trucks, cars, vans and even bicycles. In all, nearly two dumpsters were loaded!
Thanks go to the many volunteers who assisted, and to the the staff at the McKinley Administrative Center who made their parking lot available for the event.
The McKinley Residential Historic District Annual Fall Cleanup Day will be Saturday, Nov. 12. Dumpsters will be available at the McKinley Administration Center parking lot at 1st and Pine from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Neighbors are welcome to drop off leaves, limbs, brush, old lumber, metal items and old lawn furniture and grill. Hazardous materials, paint, chemicals, tires and large appliances will not be accepted. There is no cost. For more information and a free coupon to use to access the dumpsters, contact Dana Ayala, 218-5976.
Thanks to all who attended the first annual McKinley Residential Historic District Fall Home Tour on Sept. 25. An estimated 355 people attended the tour, which included tours of homes, antique cars, paintings by Joseph Loganbill, a raffle of a Loganbill painting, a photo scavenger hunt and refreshments.
Special thanks to the Warkentin House Board of Directors, Joseph Loganbill, Bread Basket Restaurant, Merle and Karen Schlabaugh, Chris and Rita Miller, Dana and Carlos Ayala, Newton Kansan and Wichita Eagle for helping make this event such a success.