A beautiful blowing, but short-lived, snow began to fall on Kansas City just an hour ahead of the annual Kansas City Kansas King Holiday celebration. However, in spite of the snow, there was a large and appreciative crowd at the event held at the Reardon Civic Center on Mon. Jan. 20.

Those that attended were blessed with a moving message from keynote presenter Monsignor Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College and beautiful sounds from the MLK Mass Choir.

Dignitaries in attendance included UG Mayor David Alvey, Congresswoman Sharice Davids KS. Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers and a KCK’s favorite District Atty. Mark Dupree.

The organization and DA Dupree presented scholarships to more than 20 recipients.