The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011. If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU can. Dress up your dog, decorate your bike, ride your horse, drive your car- tractor- truck, use your imagination. Businesses, clubs, or individuals are welcome and encouraged to join in the family fun. Applications are available on-line at or by calling the Chamber of Commerce office (913) 856-6464. The 2011 theme is Kick up your heels: Celebrate KS 150th Birthday.