Public invited to Power in Our Communities event

John Richmeier

A local high school student is inviting the public to attend a Power in Our Communities event this weekend in Leavenworth.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ray Miller Park.

The park is located at 4103 S. Fourth St. near the main entrance to the Eisenhower VA Medical Center.

Sadie Dipman, who will be a senior in the fall at Leavenworth High School, said she is organizing the event because, given recent national events, she wants people to feel more secure.

“My whole goal for this event is to make our community feel more safe with our police in the most positive way possible,” she said.

Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens and Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman are scheduled to speak during the kickoff for the event.

Dipman also will deliver remarks. She said Leavenworth City Commissioner Jermaine Wilson also will be participating in the ceremony.

The event also will feature music, games for children, drawings for prizes and food trucks.

“There’s free water for everybody,” Dipman said.

There is no admission for the event. The only thing that will require a fee are the food trucks.

Dipman said social distancing will be encouraged during the event. She also is encouraging people to wear masks.

While Dipman is the organizer for the event, she said she is receiving a lot of help.

“I have a lot of hands on deck,” she said.

Dipman said the event will take place rain or shine.

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