The annual Snake Chase 5K Run/Walk event will
not be held this spring. due to unforseen circumstances. We will be doing a direct mail campaign
to raise funds for our student scholarship and teacher fellowship funds. Contributions can be sent c/o of NJCF,
6300 N.Indiana, gladstone, Mo. 64119.
The NJC Foundation participated in the North Kansas City's Snake
Saturday Festival's Charity Cook Off and parade on March 11th and 12th, 2011.
The Charity Cook Off is an event where local 501c3 groups can compete in the preparation and presentation of a KC Strip
steak. There were some 25 agencies participating in this year's event.
The NJCF took 10 place.
Pictures from this year's event can be seen
at: http://www.northlandfestivals.com/home/charitycookoff. See Link below.
The theme for the 2012 Snake Saturday Parade was Celebrating 100 Years in NKC. Our
foundation entered a float featuring a symbolic $100 Bill with the 1st mayor of NKC picture and photos of milestone historical
periods of the NKC history. We placed 6th in the Charity Devision.
In May we hosted the 1st
annual Welcome Home Heroes veterans appreciation event in midtown Kansas City. This event consisted of a parade focusing
on the recognition and appreciation of the service and sacrifice of our veterans and especially those returning from the Iraq
War. After the parade there was a veterans resource centter Expo presented in Washington Square Park. the day's
activities ended with a concert present by a musical group sponsored by the KC Blues Society.
In May of 2013 the
NJC Foundation will host the 1st Annual Kansas City Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration on May 18th. There will
be a large parade, military exhibits and displays, a veteranss resource center Expo, entertainment and a community Salute
to Our Armed Forces concert on Saturday evening.
2011 Snake Saturday Charity Cook Off Pics