Segment 1 – 00:00
Segment 2 – 09:17
Segment 3 – 20:23
Segment 4 – 33:56
On Monday’s edition of In Focus, KMAN welcomed guests from the Sunset Zoo, organizers of the Everybody Counts event, as well as the Manhattan VFW and Kansas JCI Senate.
The first half of the program, we were joined by the Zoo’s Marketing and Event Coordinator Jayna Ukrazhenko. She discussed how the organization copes with high heat as well as rainy days — and what they can provide both animals and human guests in terms of reprieve. Ukrazhenko also previewed numerous upcoming events including the Chamber’s HYPE Flamingle event on July 28, Water Safari and Water Matters Day on August 6, and announced ticket sales opening on August 1 for Brew at the Zoo.
Deb Nuss joined us in segment 3 to talk Everybody Counts, now in its 10th observance since its creation in 2014. It’s scheduled August 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 900 block of Yuma Street in the Douglass Recreation Complex. Community service organizations will be set up throughout the day, with free health screenings for humans and pets available from 9 to 11 and a free community brunch from Hy-Vee scheduled at 10 a.m. — among more opportunities.
The show closed with a conversation with VFW Post 1786 Commander Dan Watkins as well as Kansas JCI Senate Committee Chair Marcia Toy. They previewed the upcoming inaugural Rally In The Valley Autofest, organized by the Kansas JCI Senate and Broken Studs Motorsports and planned August 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the Midwest Dream Car Collection. Registration is $10 per vehicle, spectators are free, and numerous awards in multiple categories will be handed out. Proceeds benefit the JCI Senate Foundation scholarship program.