UPDATED with weather information
Governor-elect Laura Kelly and Lt. Governor-elect Lynn Rogers will have a day of community service across the state of Kansas on Saturday as part of the Kelly-Rogers Inaugural 2019 festivities.
Weather permitting, Ellis County residents will have two community service events on Saturday, and Governor-elect Kelly will join them. The first activity is a clean-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aubel Bickel Park, 30th and Sherman Avenue, Hays, followed by non-perishable food drive and collection at the park. All donated food items will be distributed among local food pantries.
If wintry weather or rain arrives, the food drive will be moved to 1502 Vine from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Recommended food items include: canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; protein or fruit bars; dry cereal or granola; peanut butter; dried fruit; or pasta.
Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to join.
Girl Scouts from across the area will be participating in the event. Kelly is a Girl Scout alumni.
“Lynn and I are thrilled to share the inaugural celebrations with people across the state of Kansas, and to highlight the importance of service in our local communities,” Kelly said. “We look forward to giving back to the state that has given us both so much.”