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Johnson County K-State Centennial Celebration

100 years of serving Johnson County residents!

100 year anniversary logo

Date: Saturday, September 30

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf, Suite 2500, Overland Park, KS 66212

Free Community Reception
Together we've weathered two World Wars, a Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, the Great Recession, and much, much more. It's time to party!

Please join us as we honor our history together and celebrate our 100 year anniversary at a community reception.

Drop by for fun

  • family activities
  • educational programs
  • displays
  • food and refreshments (while supplies last)

Door Prizes — Be sure to pick up your passport at the door and fill it out to be eligible for our fabulous door prizes!

Grand Prize: KitchenAid® 5‑Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer in Empire Red. Image result for Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
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  • KitchenAid® Hand Mixer (2 given away) 
  • Theater in the Park Tickets (2 tickets to Godspell at the Jo Co Arts & Heritage Center on Saturday, Oct 21 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets can be exchanged for another performance. Godspell runs October 6 - 22, 2017)
  • Johnson County Museum Family Day Pass - (3 given away. Each pass valued at $16.)
  • Quality Hill Playhouse - (2 tickets to a regular season performance, with some restrictions. Value $78.)Concrete leaf garden art
  • Voucher for a Free Cooking Class
  • $75 Off Any 4-H Camp or State Event
  • Concrete Leaf Garden Art 
  • Farm Bureau Gift Pack
  • Family Game Night Prize Pack

All winners will also receive a tote, t-shirt and tumbler!

Our History

100 years of service: Johnson County Cooperative Extension celebrates its centennial anniversary

Dean Umberger

In 1917 the Johnson County Cooperative Extension office opened its doors. The goal was to bring the land grant university resources and knowledge to the citizens of our county. Kansas State University Research and Extension has been in partnership with the Johnson County government for a century. We have been providing unbiased scientific resources and serving as the bridge between the academic side to the public side for 100 years. As the cooperative extension it is our goal to serve in cooperation with the citizens by working together for solutions for individual problems. 

Please join us in celebrating the past, present and future of Johnson County Extension.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park


Speakers Programs

10 a.m. — Healthy "On The Go" Snacks
by: Crystal Futrell, Family and Consumer Science Agent

10:30 a.m. — A Century of Extension Fashion
by: Denise Dias, Family and Consumer Science Agent

11 a.m. — Dignitaries Remarks
· 11:30 a.m. —
Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert

Note: free lunch will be served after Chairman Eilert's comments.

Noon Knife Skills
by: Crystal Futrell, Family and Consumer Science Agent
12:30 p.m. Creating a Butterfly and Pollinator-friendly Garden
by: Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent
1 p.m. Best of Family Community Education (FCE)
by: Johnson County FCE volunteers
1:30 p.m. Youth Presentations
by: Johnson County 4-H Youth

2 p.m. Planning for Fall Color
by: Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent
2:30 p.m. Youth Presentations
by: Johnson County 4-H Youth

Contact Us

Tara Markley
County Extension Director