Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Grandview Events to Celebrate 100 Years

The City of Grandview is preparing for its 100th anniversary on February 6, 2012, and you’ll want to put several dates on your calendar to participate in the celebration!
Platted in 1889 as a “whistle stop town” along the Kansas City Southern and the St. Louis–San Francisco Railroad Lines, Grandview was officially incorporated in February 6, 1912, as a village of one square mile. With the help of nearby Richards-Gebaur air base, Grandview experienced a boom and has now grown to include more than 24,475 residents.
An exciting year-long celebration is in the works, including a Centennial Dinner on the weekend of the actual anniversary, the Truman Heritage Festival, including the annual parade and a new carnival in May, a “Grandview Day at the K” at Royals Stadium in June, and an even bigger “Music on Main” event to close out the festivities in September.

centennial dinner
saturday, february 4th
You are cordially invited to attend Grandview’s Centennial Dinner on Saturday, February 4th at The View Community Center. The event will include a reception at 6:30pm, with dinner and a program, including a slide show of the city’s history, starting at 7pm.
Tickets are $20 per person.
Seating is limited due to space restrictions at The View. Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible to ensure your seat. Call Ana Nixon at (816) 316-4812 to reserve your tickets.

the view open house
february 4th & 5th
The View will be hosting on Open House for Grandview residents on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th.
Residents can use The View’s amenities (gym, fitness equipment, indoor swimming pool) for free. Please see www.grandview.org for open gym and swim times.
All guests will receive special promotional items. Door prizes will also be given throughout the two days.
Residents are asked to bring proof of residency, such as an ID or utility bill with your name and Grandview address.

Truman Heritage Festival
thurs, may 3rd - sat, may 5th
This community festival will start on Thursday evening, May 3, and will last through Saturday, May 5, with most activities taking place on May 5.
 Along with the largest Harry’s Hay Days parades in years, the festival will include one of the nicest carnivals in the state (with lots of rides), food and drink vendors, performances by regional bands and singing groups, Grandview school bands and musical performances, both car and motorcycle shows, barbecue contest, beer gardens, and much more.
The city hopes to attract a large crowd on Main Street downtown between 15th Street and 7th Street on Friday evening and all day Saturday on the first weekend in May.  The carnival will open on Thursday evening in the large parking lot just north of 8th and Main.
The Saturday program of entertainment will begin with a grand parade, complete with cash prizes for the best floats and entries or performances. 
Everybody is encouraged to register to participate in the parade, whether featuring a float or not.  Interested groups or parties should contact Kelli Dennis at (816)761-1344 to reserve your spot.
Keep your eye on the Advocate for more information and details about the event.

Grandview ‘Day at the K’ - june 22nd
Grandview is teaming up with the Kansas City Royals to provide all local residents with an exclusive ticket offer for ‘Grandview Day at the K’.  On Friday, June 22, the Royals take on the World Champion Saint Louis Cardinals. Celebrate Grandview’s 100th birthday with Mayor Steve Dennis and Tampa Bay quarterback (and former Grandview High School football star) Josh Freeman throwing the first pitch.  Seating for this special night game is limited, so reserve your seats as soon as possible by calling The View at (816) 316-4888.

Music on Main -
september 8th
Now in its eighth year, this one-day music festival will fall on September 8.  The Grandview Chamber of Commerce is already working hard to bring a top flight musical line-up to Main Street. Keep your eye on the Advocate for more info.

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