On Sept. 17, 1787, our nation’s Founding Fathers signed the Constitution, and this week, Johnson County District Court will host a series of events to celebrate Constitution Day — to honor the formation and signing of the United States and Kansas constitutions.
The public is invited to attend the celebration 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Johnson County Courthouse, 100 N. Kansas Avenue in Olathe.
On Sept. 15, District Court will host hundreds of elementary through high school students for a daylong Constitution Day event. Media are also invited to attend the student-focused events.
Media and the public are invited to attend evening events on Sept. 14: 5 to 8 p.m.
Attendees will have access to legal help at the District Court Help Center, first floor 5:30 p.m.
Judge Karen Arnold-Burger will give a presentation on the Informed Voters Project, Division 14, third floor A brief presentation on the new county courthouse, third floor 6:15 p.m.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will provide information on the office’s K-9 and Crime Scene Investigation units 6:30 p.m.
Judge Arnold-Burger will give a second talk on the Informed Voters Project, Division 14, third floor 7:00 p.m.
A second opportunity to hear about the new courthouse, third floor 7:15 p.m.
The Sheriff’s Office will give a second presentation on the K-9 and CSI units
The 2017 Constitution Day is sponsored by Johnson County District Court, Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Johnson County Bar Association and Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court.
Participating schools include Washington Elementary, Manchester Park Elementary, Regency Place Elementary, Blackbob Elementary, Northview Elementary, Brougham Elementary and the entire Olathe School District.
The public is asked to register to attend the courthouse tours by calling 913-715-3300. For special accommodations, please call 913-715-0725 at least 24 hours in advance.