Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2007

Commemorative items for sale

May 24, 2007

The De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee has several items for sale to commemorate the city's 150th anniversary of its founding.

Items include a commemorative throw, which sell for $35 each; commemorative plate $35; 24-month calendar $5; long-sleeve T-shirts $14 or $15.50 for XXL; a cap $10; and a green motto bracelet $2 each.

For more information, call Lana McPherson at 583-1182.

  • The De Soto Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee is offering sponsorship opportunities for the community's planned yearlong 150th birthday.

Plans are currently being made for events that will take place in conjunction with the 2007 Fourth of July observance, the 2007 De Soto Days scheduled for Labor Day weekend and a special celebration marking the official date of the town site's founding in October.

For more information on sponsorships, call sesquicentennial coordinator Lana McPherson at 583-1182, extension 110, or sponsorship chairman Joe Webb at (913) 522-6258 or (913) 583-1172, extension 30.

  • Forms are available for those interested in helping the De Soto Sesquicentennial Committee or sharing artifacts or photographs that would enhance the celebration.

The forms are available at City Hall, 32905 W. 84th St., and can be downloaded from the city's Web site at

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