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GFWC Athena Club of Gardner Fundraiser

Beginning May 23, and ending July 7, 2016, the GFWC Athena Club of Gardner is partnering with a local food delivery company,to raise funds for their sponsorship of a multitude of community activities. GFWC Athena of Gardner is a proud supporter of GEHS scholarships, GEHS Project Graduation, Safe Home for women and children, Ronald McDonald House, the Gardner Historical and Edgerton Community Museums, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, community improvement programs, veterans and military, as well as GEHS student involvement in citizenship, crafts, arts, and music talents. These are but a few of the benefits GFWC Athena brings to the community and you can help, too! How to Participate: Use CAMPAIGN # 27042 when you order 1. Call 1-855-870-7208 and place your order by phone, or 2. Visit Schwans-Cares.com and place your order on-line. Shipping is FREE for orders over $50. Orders $49.99 and less have a $1.75 shipping...

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Jessie Jane Breitenstein

Jessie Jane Breitenstein, 96, of Wellsville, Kan, formerly of Gardner, passed away May 19 at Wellsville Retirement Community Jessie was born June 23, 1919 in Oklahoma City, Okla to Russell and Ethel (Herrod) Utz. She grew up in Kansas City, Kan and Topeka and then graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City. Jessie married Alfred L. Breitenstein December 30, 1939 in Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Gardner Lake in 1978. She worked as a bookkeeper in Kansas City, Kan with her sister. Jessie did a lot of hand work, such as knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish and Friday Friends in Gardner. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alfred in 1977 and siblings: Pauline Saxon, Naomi Signago and Emma Jean Shindler. She is survived by her children: Alfred Jr. and Sheila Breitenstein of Gardner, Kan, Nancy and Bill Sirridge of Basehor, Kan, Russell and Doris Breitenstein of Bentonville, Ark, Jane and Bob Wyckoff of Gardner, Kan and Francie and Bill Locke of Gardner, Kan; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, Kan 66030. Burial 2:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan. Visitation 9:30 am before the service...

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History of a Family in Bits and Pieces

BY Joan Dorsey Last week was the city wide garage sale. Depending on your age, it means different things to different folks. Under 30 is usually, drag it out of the garage or bedroom and throw it on the drive way. Buy sell or trade. 40-50 you get rid of your children’s stuff as they are leaving home (hopefully). 60 and up is a different crowd. You are trying to downsize, determine which is a family item or just an item or trash. I watched my father-in –law and my sister-in-law plow through lots of family items. Some were collectibles from the 70’s some were items needed by a family for everyday living. A number of them were hobby items for past times that had been popular here and there. While my mother could sew and create with cloth, my mother-in-law could do it all. Crochet, tole painting, ceramics, quilting, cake decorating and the list goes on. She has amazing talents. I would get so inspired by them I would head home and dig out one of my storage tubs to take stock of my saved stuff. Garage sale preps are usually filled with motion but the quiet moments occur. A box is opened to reveal letters written by a person now deceased. Birthday cards with handwriting that will never be signed by loved ones again. A heartfelt note...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report: 05/07/2016 thru 05/13/2016 05/06/2016 08:03:00 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 05/06/2016 08:06:10 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 05/06/2016 08:15:13 ACCIDENT HR 300 BLOCK OF N HICKORY ST 05/06/2016 08:26:59 TRAFFIC STOP 17900 BLOCK OF MOONLIGHT RD 05/06/2016 08:48:41 THEFT INPROG 700 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 08:51:58 FOLLOW 600 BLOCK OF N OLIVE ST 05/06/2016 08:52:26 DRUGS 1000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 05/06/2016 09:19:34 SCHOOL 8900 BLOCK OF LOIRET BLVD 05/06/2016 09:20:05 SCHOOL 8900 BLOCK OF LOIRET BLVD 05/06/2016 09:21:00 SCHOOL 700 BLOCK OF N CENTER ST 05/06/2016 09:30:55 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 09:33:09 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 05/06/2016 09:55:42 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 05/06/2016 10:05:15 FOLLOW 100 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 05/06/2016 10:46:31 JUVENILE CINC 200 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN CT 05/06/2016 11:02:06 TRAFFIC PARK 100 BLOCK OF S MULBERRY ST 05/06/2016 11:18:16 TRAFFIC PARK 600 BLOCK OF E SHAWNEE ST 05/06/2016 11:48:39 TRAFFIC INSPECT W 191ST ST/WAVERLY RD 05/06/2016 12:10:13 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 12:50:02 TRAFFIC STOP 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 05/06/2016 13:02:53 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/MOONLIGHT RD 05/06/2016 13:11:57 WARRANT 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/06/2016 13:56:49 MEDICAL NONLIFE 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 05/06/2016 14:26:40 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF...

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Drawing a Line in the Sand

The 60’s and even the 70’s were full of protest. Protesting for Civil Rights, protesting the rights of women, protesting a war that was extremely controversial. Young people in colleges were drawing their lines in the sand, along with young people and older people everywhere. In my opinion college is the time people learn to question what has been taught to them. They learn to voice their opinions and seek change. Some of those young people even died for their convictions. Don’t ever forget Kent State. Dr. Marin Luther King believed in peaceful protest. Sometimes the loudest words are spoken in whispers. Many good things came from the times and the cause’s people stood up for. Blacks were allowed to move from the segregated sections to wherever they wanted to be. Women could actually have any job they wanted. The pay thing is still a little off but it is a work in progress. Things change sometimes for the best. Peaceful protest is good.. Once people meander into their 30’s and on upward, those visits to the good old soapbox, get fewer and fewer. You are so interested in feeding your family, making a place in a job world and watching over aging parents, not much time is left. Soapbox visits for most of us are sort of limited to folks who drive with their heads in a place...

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CLARA LOUISE LIES

Clara Louise Lies, 72, formerly of Gardner, Kan, passed away May 8, 2016, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Clara was born February 20, 1944 in Reno, Nev to Virginia Louise (Wood) and Bernard W. Roets. She was a 1962 graduate of Wichita North High School. Clara married Melvin Arthur Lies on December 30, 1961 in Wichita. They lived in Gardner before moving to Texas in 2010 where they enjoyed travel in their RV. Clara was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Docey Dandies. She was a 4-H leader for Busy Bees and Sunnyside 4-H Clubs and served as a Den Mother. She loved spending time with her family and will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters Judy Ann Edwards and Bernadette Kay Lies, brother Billy Roets and sister Toni Kay Roets. Clara is survived by her husband Melvin, of the home; children David Lies and wife Beate of Waterboro, S.C.; Pamela Hermon and husband Glenn of Spring Hill, Kan, Donna Lansing and husband Mick of Leavenworth, Kan, and Donald Lies and wife Cheryl of Gardner; 11 grandchildren; brother Earl Roets of Stagecoach, Nev and sister Connie Prouse of Meade, Kan. . Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, Kan. Burial will follow at St. Columbine...

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MIKE SHAY

Mike Shay passed away peacefully on May 6, 2016. Born to Andy Richard and Eva Lena (McMahan) Shay of rural Edgerton, Kansas August 26, 1926, he was united in marriage to Janice Enola Leah Baily on October 18, 1950 at Edgerton Catholic Church. They established a farm in rural Paola, Kansas where he continued his passion for farming and livestock while serving on many agricultural boards throughout his 70 year career. Mike valued faith and family above all. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Gardner, KS. He centered his life around his loving wife and eight children: Rick and Susie Shay; Ron and Joan Shay; Mary and Dave Green; Tom Shay, Paola, KS; Janie Montgomery and John Pollock, Rantoul, KS; Jo and Don Sherwood, Pleasant Hill, MO; Lisa and Jon Wilson, Osawatomie, KS; and Michelle and Bart Enyart, Olathe, KS, 28 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening. He was known for raising watermelon that he sold and donated to Ursuline Academy, Holy Trinity School, Sacred Heart School, Paola football teams, Wellsville School and football team, and the KU soccer team. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Retus Shay, JC Shay, and Don Shay, sister, Mary Ellen Shay Calvin, and grandson, Jason Grandon. Rosary prayed at 4:30 p.m. and visitation at 5 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Penwell –...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for: 04/29/2016 thru 05/06/2016 04/29/2016 08:41:52 DRUGS 300 BLOCK OF W MOCKINGBIRD ST 04/29/2016 10:19:40 ANIMAL DOGCOMP 600 BLOCK OF N SPRUCE ST 04/29/2016 10:34:13 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 04/29/2016 10:35:14 TRAFFIC INSPECT 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/29/2016 10:42:37 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 04/29/2016 10:44:45 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/S MAPLE ST 04/29/2016 10:50:51 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 04/29/2016 10:51:40 ACCIDENT HR 200 BLOCK OF N I35 HWY 04/29/2016 11:00:44 ASSIST 200 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 04/29/2016 11:00:54 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF S MOONLIGHT RD 04/29/2016 11:04:34 PROPERTY DESTRUCT 500 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 04/29/2016 11:11:39 ACCIDENT INJURY 200 BLOCK OF S I35 HWY 04/29/2016 11:21:06 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 04/29/2016 11:22:16 TRAFFIC MOTORIST 200 BLOCK OF N I35 HWY 04/29/2016 11:28:20 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 04/29/2016 11:30:08 CIVSERV 31200 BLOCK OF W 172ND TER 04/29/2016 11:46:26 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF N OTT LN 04/29/2016 11:57:14 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF E WESTHOFF PL 04/29/2016 12:08:42 CIVSERV 700 BLOCK OF E VALERIE LN 04/29/2016 12:18:30 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E 167TH CT 04/29/2016 12:43:18 TRAFFIC STOP 29000 BLOCK OF W 183RD ST 04/29/2016 12:44:19 TRAFFIC INSPECT 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/29/2016 12:52:34 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF BEECH LN 04/29/2016 13:56:37 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN...

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Hit me with your best shot Cupid

By Joan Taylor Contributing columnist It all started with a daughter trying to be helpful. I am not sure if she was tired of late night calls from her mother – after all who do you call when you have just killed a spider the size of a pony that was lounging in your bathtub – or fear that someday I would move in with her. I am talking about online dating websites. My daughter went to one of the “safe” free websites and set up a profile for her Mom. I, of course, discovered this when I went to read my e-mails the next day. I was horrified. She — having known me since birth — had filled in most of the basic questions and loaded a fairly flattering photo of me. (by my standards). My location wasn’t specific, and it claimed I was looking for friendship. I decided to have some fun and see what happened. After all, the ads on TV claim instant romance and world travel . . . Every man seems to look like Paul Newman and every woman Raquel Welch. There are a few rules to this new world dating. No profanity, and for men, no photo’s of you and your sports car. Since you choose the gender you prefer to get responses from, you never see the profiles of other women. I...

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Cleasa Mae Doering Bundy

Cleasa Mae Doering Bundy, 92, of Wellsville, Kan passed away May 2, at Wellsville Retirement Community. Cleasa was born May 25, 1923 in Evansville, Tenn. to William Samuel and Ada Lee (Worthington) Hall. She was a life-long KC area resident. Cleasa was a nurse for 30 years for a Shawnee Mission OBGYN Office. She married William F. Doering in Feb 1946 and they were married for 44 years. In 1997, she married Fred O. Bundy and they were married for 15 years. Cleasa was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Gardner. She enjoyed spending time with her family. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will cherish the wonderful memories that she created for her family and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William in 1990 and second husband, Fred in 2013; brothers, Hubert and James Hall. Cleasa is survived by children: Suzanne (William) Lindsey, Wellsville, Kan, Doug (Jeannie) Doering, Tonganoxie, Kan, Paul Doering, Phoenix, Ariz., Janice (Scott) Steinmetz, Linn Creek, Mo and Stephen Doering, Springfield, Mo; sister, Jean (Jerry) Davey, Portsmouth, England; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Fri., May 6, at Grace Baptist Church, 650 E. Madison Ave., Gardner, Kan. Burial 1:30 pm Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan. following the service. Visitation 10:00 am before the service at the church. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home,...

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Shawn Patrick Messmer

Shawn Patrick Messmer, 50, of Wellsville, Kan. passed away April 30. Shawn was born April 30, 1966 in Olathe, Kan. to Jesse Allen and Paula Sue (Urban) Messmer. He was a life-long area resident; moving to Wellsville in 1993. Shawn was a 1984 graduate of Spring Hill High School. He married Rhonda Annette Wilson on Feb. 1, 1986 in Olathe, Kan. Shawn was a Machine Operator for Castle Creations, Inc. He liked to ride his Harley and hang out with family and friends. Shawn will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse; paternal grandparents, David and Jessie Messmer; maternal grandparents, Paul and Sue Urban; aunt, Peggy Swartz; cousins, J.D. Nussbaum and Zachary Messmer. Shawn is survived by his wife, Rhonda, of the home; sons, John Tyler and wife Stacy Messmer, Ottawa, Kan and Lee Allen Messmer, Wellsville, Kan; mother, Paula Sue Welsh, Olathe, Kan; step-mom, Kathy Messmer, Midland, Texas; sisters, Brenda Lang, Olathe, Kan, Lisa Spitzley, Westphalia, Mich, Kate O’Neil, Olathe, Kan, Laura Lee Bowling, Midland, Texas; three grandchildren and surrogate family Sylvia Colburn, Liane Penichet and Bill Colburn all of Spring Hill. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:30 Sat., May 7, 2016 Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-2244. Graveside service 11:00 am follows at Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wellsville Friends Foundation, Inc. Condolences may be left...

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Helen Louise Mott

Helen Louise Mott, 85, of Edgerton, Kan passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family May 1,at Olathe Hospice House. Helen was born November 17, 1930 in Toronto, Kan. to Benjamin Franklin and Violet Ernestine (Shobe) Wilson. She grew up in Greenwood County. Helen married George Nelson Mott on February 15, 1966 in Olathe, KS. They resided in Edgerton since 1960. She was a loving and devoted mother of four children. Helen worked for 38 years at Edgerton Elementary School as a teacher’s aide, where she received the Shooting Star award. Helen was a member of EHU in Edgerton, Kan. She was always sharing her wonderful cooking, baking, flowers and craft talents. You never told her something couldn’t be found or made as she would make it her mission to track it down. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George in 2010; sister, Betty Klingler and brother, Thomas Wilson. She is survived by her children: Thomas Rodgers of Olathe, Kan, Mary Rogers of Edgerton, Kan, Bradley Rogers and wife Deeanna of Enid, Okla. and Rick Rogers and wife Sharon of Olathe, Kan; sister, Donna Cave of Sun City, Ariz.; brother, David Wilson of Wichita, Kan; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren Cremation with inurnment at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan. The family requests memorial contributions...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for: 04/23/2016 thru 04/29/2016 04/22/2016 08:11:31 FOLLOW 1000 BLOCK OF WILDERNESS TRL 04/22/2016 08:17:40 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 04/22/2016 08:24:36 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N WAVERLY RD 04/22/2016 08:25:49 INFO 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 08:39:13 TRAFFIC STOP W WARREN ST/S BEDFORD ST 04/22/2016 08:48:15 TRAFFIC STOP E MAIN ST/N MOONLIGHT RD 04/22/2016 09:26:10 TRAFFIC STOP W MAIN ST/N OAK ST 04/22/2016 10:20:58 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 10:28:08 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 11:04:58 TRAFFIC STOP N US56 HWY/S US56 HWY 04/22/2016 11:12:42 TRAFFIC STOP N MOONLIGHT RD/E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 11:26:04 TRAFFIC INSPECT 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 04/22/2016 11:33:04 TRAFFIC STOP N US56 HWY/NEW CENTURY PKWY 04/22/2016 11:35:51 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/N CENTER ST 04/22/2016 11:54:43 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 04/22/2016 12:11:37 THEFT 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 13:17:15 SCHOOL 10400 BLOCK OF SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY 04/22/2016 13:18:14 SCHOOL 16200 BLOCK OF KILL CREEK RD 04/22/2016 13:27:01 SPECIAL 16200 BLOCK OF KILL CREEK RD 04/22/2016 13:31:50 TRAFFIC PARK 500 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 04/22/2016 15:28:24 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 15:45:34 ASSIST 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 04/22/2016 15:49:51 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 04/22/2016 16:24:03 TRAFFIC STOP OLD 56 HWY/MERCURY ST 04/22/2016...

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Jeffrey Alan Franseen

Jeffrey Alan Franseen, 40, of Spring Hill, Kan, passed away April 25. Jeffrey was born May 20, 1975 in Rockford, Ill to Perry Alan and Cheryl Ann (Newton) Franseen. He attended Spring Hill High School. Jeffrey was a self-employed carpenter/sheet rocker. Jeffrey will be missed by family and friends. Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Cheryl Emmot, Spring Hill, Kan; father, Perry Franseen, Rockton, Ill; daughter, Makahna Franseen; brother, Dale and wife Teresa Franseen, North Kansas City, Mo; paternal grandfather, Robert Franseen, South Beloit, Ill and maternal grandfather, Richard “Dick” Newton, Spring Hill, Kan, two nephews and one niece. Cremation-no services. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, Kan, (913) 592-2244. Condolences may be left at...

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Sue Rose Briggs Eyerly

Sue Rose Briggs Eyerly is having a party because she thought funerals didn’t allow for enough visiting. Since she passed last June and knew she had terminal cancer for several years, she had plenty of time to prepare. Sue planned to be late to her funeral since she had been late to everything else in her life, but only decided to be a year late, instead of a few minutes, when she decided to donate her body to the University of Utah Medical School, since they cremate a body after they are used up and mail the ashes back to the family for free. After this decision was made, she asked for a party to be held since she could be in attendance in an itty bitty coffin and hates to miss a good party. Please come to Fronteras Restaurant at 175 N Moonlight Rd, Gardner, Kan, on May 14, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm to celebrate her life with her family. Sue loved to travel, having visited all 50 states, many foreign countries and all seven continents in her lifetime. She was amused by the fact she would be traveling after life as well, and had strongly hinted that she intends to haunt her old haunts. Her resting place will be at the Gardner Cemetery next to her beloved husband, Clarence “Bud” Eyerly. It is a literal resting place...

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Robert James “Bob” Osborn

Robert James “Bob” Osborn, 92, of Spring Hill, Kan passed away April 22, 2016 at Golden Living in Spring Hill. Bob was born February 12, 1924 in KC, Kan to Pauline Bertha (Schroeder) and Robert Osborn. He graduated from Gardner High School and was a life-long area resident. He played high school basketball at Turner, Stoney Point, Wyandotte & Gardner. Bob served in the U S Navy during WWII as an aviation machinist mate. Bob married Ruth Pauline Kingsley on October 6, 1951 in Olathe, Kan. He owned his own farm, raising crops, hay, and livestock. He loved the farming life and enjoyed going to farm auctions. He also worked at Sunflower Army Ammunitions Plant. Bob was a skilled carpenter who built several area homes. He was a member of the American Legion LeRoy Hill Post #19. A favorite pastime was going for rides in the Flint Hills that he referred to as “grass country”. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded by his parents and brother Ralph Eugene Osborn. Bob is survived by his wife Ruth, of the home; sons Bill and wife Paulette Osborn of Spring Hill and Robert and wife Sandy Lawless of Loveland, Co.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, April 29, 2016, at Gardner Cemetery. Bob will lie-in-state from 10 am – 4 pm, April 28,...

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