A downtown Leavenworth business will showcase an underground tunnel beneath its store while raising funds for a local drill team.

A downtown Leavenworth business will showcase an underground tunnel beneath its store while raising funds for a local drill team.

Candle Queen Candles, 500 Shawnee St., will host tours of the underground tunnels throughout the day today.

Admission is $10 per person, and all proceeds will support the Woodland Village Marching Wildcats drill team, according Stacy McCowen, owner of Candle Queen Candles.

The drill team is planning a trip next month to St. Paul, Minnesota, to appear in a parade.

McCowen said a portion of an old underground tunnel is located beneath the building where her store is located. The building was constructed in 1860.

The tunnel located under the Candle Queen Candles building includes adjourning rooms.

The Woodland Village Marching Wildcats is made up of about 35 children ranging in age from 6 to 16. The group includes dancers and percussionists.

Christopher Miller, the team’s founder and director, said the group was formed three months ago. The team has performed at various events in Leavenworth and the Kansas City area.

The team will be appearing July 15 at the Rondo Days Parade. The parade will be part of the Ronda Days festival in St. Paul.

“We’re always recruiting kids,” Miller said.

He said children do not have to be from the Woodland Village apartment complex to join the team.

McCowen said she will be offering tours of the old underground tunnel every half hour beginning in the morning. She said all of the morning sessions are already booked, but she will continue to book tours through the afternoon.

“We won’t turn anybody away,” she said.

People interested in taking a tour are asked to prepay. She said people can stop by the store to prepay for a tour.

For more information, call the store at 913-682-7724.

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