A bittersweet day on the air with K-State Research & Extension Douglas County, as Eric and Hank say goodbye to the retiring Extension Director, Bill Wood. Bill shares some of his fond memories working for the county, along with some of the stranger questions he's been asked over the years.
Peggy Wallert stops by with updates on the upcoming Cottonwood Classic, the Salute Wine Festival, and ongoing services in Douglas and Jefferson counties for those living with developmental disabilities.
County Extension Agent Susan Johnson from K-State Research & Extension Douglas County has information on the Summer Food Program for all children in the area to get free breakfast and lunch after the school year ends and summer begins!
Megan Gilliland from the City of Lawrence calls in with an update on the trash day switch (now a week into the transition), licensing info for landlords and property owners, and a heads-up on the orange cones coming to soon to more parts of Lawrence.
Michelle Derusseau stops by to recap the Conroy's Crush Cancer Trivia Night, and to talk more about the upcoming Lawrence Rock' N Bowl event that will benefit two groups supporting cancer survivors and patients! Joining Michelle are Wendy McClellan of Survive and Thrive, and Lauren Davis of Children's Mercy Hospital. Together they talk about how the support of Rock' N Bowl directly goes toward the specialized treatment, physical care, and emotional care for Douglas County childhood cancer survivors.
City Commissioner Jeremy Farmer of Just Food joins Andy Tuttle of the National Letter Carriers Association for a conversation about this Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, where folks can leave non-perishable food items at their mailbox for a postal carrier to pick up and take to Just Food. Matt Llewellyn joins in as well to talk about the cause, and all things Lawrence.
Eric visits with Peggy Wallert of Cottonwood, Inc. about their ongoing services to individuals in Douglas County living with a developmental disability. She also has information on the upcoming Cottonwood Classic!
Diana Frederick, Douglas County CASA Executive Director, provides details on the upcoming training session for new volunteers. Prior to the beginning of the training, though, is an information session for those interested in learning more about advocating for child victims in the courts of Douglas County.