KC Chiefs Red Thursday Check Presentation

WHO: Jim Ewoldt, Hy-Vee Store Director
Bill Chapin, KC Chiefs Senior Vice President of Business Operations
Tim Stibbs, Coca-Cola Director of Sales
Jean Stothert, Omaha Mayor
Brook Bench, Omaha Parks and Recreation Director

WHAT: A presentation of funding totaling $18,458 to the Omaha Parks Foundation to equip renovations at Miller Park in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco. The 2015 KC Chiefs Red Thursday week-long celebration was held in September. Funds, with the help from Coca-Cola and Hy-Vee, were raised through the sale of KC Chiefs Flags at Hy-Vee stores, City of Omaha Community Centers, and a special celebration that honored Will Shields.

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Hy-Vee, 8809 W Center Rd.

CONTACT: Media are invited to cover check presentation. For more information, contact Emily Burgess at 402-616-7917.

Memorial Park Rose Garden gets a welcomed upgrade thanks to generous donation

Thanks to a generous donation from longtime volunteers for the Memorial Park Rose Garden, Dr. John and Ruth Sage, the Memorial Park Rose Garden entrance has recently received a face-lift. Their contributions to the park have provided new entry plantings at the rose garden and irrigation, sod and shrub plantings on the south side of the World War II Colonnade.

In addition, a plaque was installed at the entrance of the Rose Garden that reads, “Having viewed the names of those who gave their life for their country, now reflect on their memories in the peace of the garden.”

On Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. the unveiling of the plaque and the efforts of Dr. John and Ruth Sage to rejuvenate the Memorial Park Rose Garden will be celebrated. Those that gave their lives in World War II and Korean-Vietnam Wars will also be recognized. 

Restoration of the Colonnade itself, along with the Korean-Vietnam Peace Memorial, are also high priority needs for which the City is currently seeking funding. These projects all provide donor opportunities for those who enjoy this important civic space and its commemoration of those who gave their lives in World War II and the Korean-Vietnam Wars.

Memorial Park Rose Celebration
Friday, November 6, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Memorial Park
6005 Underwood Avenue