Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2005

Community comes together for Baxters

September 15, 2005

Every once in awhile a community pulls together to make a difference, and our community is no exception. A benefit golf tournament has been organized for the Larry Baxter Memorial Fund. PR Builders of De Soto will be the host of the event Saturday at the Oak Country Golf Course.

In the words of my husband, Rob Keehn, the tournament is a celebration of Larry's life. Larry was no stranger in the community, involving himself wherever and whenever he could lend a hand. He was actively involved in the De Soto Fire and Rescue, VFW, Masons and was a former Marine and a De Soto building inspector. He loved his community and was a friend to many.

PR Builders cannot take all the credit for the tournament. We couldn't have done it without the tremendous support of so many individuals and businesses. When word got out what this tournament was for, businesses like Lumber One, McCarthy Chevrolet, Oak Country Golf Course, Parrdon Homes, QHS Construction, Marble Creations, Olathe Ford, Mori Enterprises, Double S Electric, Team Bank, Al Stevens Construction, Home Depot, Austin Small Motor Repairs, Complete Home Concepts, Olathe T Shirt & Trophy jumped on board and donated cash and prizes.

The community and county involvement was greater than we could imagine. Restaurants, specialty stores, transit systems and merchants throughout Johnson County made contributions of different varieties for prizes.

Tournament coordinator Deania Mishler said a lunch provided by a number of national food chains will make the perfect end to a morning of golf.

Following lunch, golf prizes will be given out and there will be an auction for a custom entertainment center and designer mirror donated by Country Cabinets and Complete Home Concepts.

All proceeds will be donated to the fund. Shirley, Mike and Larry Baxter Jr. will be attending the tournament. Stop and visit with them.

It truly warms the heart that everyone's support will make a tremendous difference to the Baxter family. Coming together as a community makes De Soto the kind of town others would like to be a part of.

For more information on the tournament or to make contributions call Pat Keehn at (913) 583-1146.

Robin Keehn

De Soto

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