Groundbreaking set for first storm shelter at a Kansas state park

By Crawford County September 13, 2019

FARLINGTON, Kan. – Six years ago, Aggie Keesling had a dream, and that dream is about to come true. On Saturday, September 21, ground breaking for the new storm shelter, the first storm shelter at any state park in Kansas, will take place. All are invited to join in celebrating this dream coming true.

The groundbreaking will be held Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at the storm shelter site on East Lake Road, Crawford State Park, Farlington, Kansas 66734.

The groundbreaking is scheduled to coincide with the Friends of Crawford State Park Annual Chili Cook Off, a Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) sanctioned event. Registration is at 11 a.m. Cooks meeting is at 12:15 p.m. CASI turn in is 4:30 p.m. Sample cups go on sale to the public for $3 at 4:30 p.m. The Awards Ceremony is at 6:00 p.m.

For those not cooking, but waiting to eat, a Corn Hole Tournament will also be held. Registration is $20 per team and starts at 11:30 a.m. Bags fly at 1:00 p.m.

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