What a Difference 2 Years Can Make! - The Villages Inc.

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What a Difference 2 Years Can Make! - The Villages Inc.

2009 Special Open House Edition

Celebrating

1969-2009

1969-2009

From check presentation to the Ribbon

Cutting on June 19th has been

just over two years! What an amazing

transformation! New insulated vinyl

siding; new energy efficient windows;

new interior and exterior doors; completely

renovated youth bathrooms;

new kitchens in three homes; four new

roofs; new tile and carpet; new egress

alarm systems; new fire alarm systems;

replaced concrete at three of the

homes; fresh paint; many replacement

outlets and switches; new high effi-

40 YEARS

What a Difference 2 Years Can Make!

ciency heat pumps and totally new

landscaping with new retaining walls at

every home. The “Another 40 Years

project is truly preparing The Villages

homes for new generations of children

and youth in need. The Board, Staff

and Youth of The Villages wish to

thank those who came out to see the

improvements and those who have

consistently referred the children to us.

Today’s celebration is in honor of

those who have given the money

needed to make the improvements,

The newsletter of The Villages, Inc.

Of Providing Emotionally

Supportive Homes for

Children and Youth in Need


What a Difference - Thanks to These Contributors!!

sustain the programs and build the endowment to

ensure “another 40 years”. Only with the support

of the individuals and organizations named here,

Adoption Concerns Triangle

John R Adams

Ruth Akins

Allianz Life Insurance Company

Richard G. Alexander

Curtis R Anderson

Terry D Anderson

David & Janet Arnold

B. John Ashley

Nancy Ashton

Russell Atha, Jr.

Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Bank of America

Bank of America Foundation

Donna Barton

Joy L Baer

Kenneth & Jeanette Bartelson

Marci Bauman-Bork, M.D.

Martha B Barr

Melba Banion

Sarah A Bailey

Sharon Bailey

Sue Badsky

Thomas Barland

Bernardi's Dance Wear

Beta Sigma Phi

Jeannette Benson

Margaret Beers

Matt Benaka

Olivia Best

Patricia Beckham

Regine Benalcazar-Schmid

Rick & Julie Bender

Jerold Binkley

Blanche Bryden Foundation

BNSF Railroad Employees

Nancy Boyda

Rita Boyle

Brewster Service Fund

Carolyn Brushwood

Jennifer Browning TR

Judy C Bray

Lawrence Brock

Lynn Brueske

Margaret Brenton

Patricia M Brady

A. Dwight Burnham

Michael & Beth Burnett

Paul & Sheryl Bures

William & Mary Lou Burke

Cary Catchpole

Donald Caywood

Gary & Shirley Carpenter

Herbert & Mary Lou Callison

Jeff & Linda Carson

Marcia Cassidy

Robert & June Carson

Shirley Carpenter

Cerf-Dunbar Fund

Anderson Chandler

Erin Chappas

Jeffrey & Kristin Chanay

Marilyn Chamberlin

Terry Christenberry

Vernon Chamberlin

Gary Smith & Janet Cinelli

Concrete Supply of Topeka Inc

Conkling-Hussey Charitable Trust

Jane Coates

Joseph & Magdalene Kovach

Kathleen Conroy

Kenneth & Margaret Conrow

Richard & Marjorie Cole

Vicki Coulter

Gary Crocker

M. Lowell & Dorothy Curry

Marshall and Sandra Crowther

Nancy Crandall

Custom Made Designs

John Culbertson

Thomas Cunningham

Karen Davis

William A Dann

Catherine Delbiaggio

Debacker's Inc

Delta Upsilon

Lucile Demonchaux

Mary Decoursey

Robert Derstein

Larry Dixon

Martin & Sallie Dickinson

Douglas County Community

Foundation

Downtown Topeka Kiwanis Club

Joanne Dow

J.W. Drury

Duane Durst

E R & Jo Ann Dulworth

James Eastburn

Edelmans Inc

Michael Eichten

Hilda Enoch

Jacob & Hilda Enoch

Jerry & Barbara Estes

can The Villages continue to sustain Dr. Karl

Menninger’s dream of “Homes for Children, Hope

for the Future!” Thank You!

Ethel S Dyatt Trust

Les & Terry Evans

Executive Residences

Duane Fager

Emery & Dorothy Fager

Ellen M Feldman

Virginia Feeley

FHL Bank

Ferrell Construction

First Methodist Church-Topeka

First Congregational Church

First Presbyterian Church

Richard Field

Gary & Brenda Flanagan

Rebecca Fleming

Marion Fowler

B.A. Franklin, Jr. M.D.

Craig Franz

Frank C. Sabatini Trust

Gail L Franklin

Kevin Freed

Linda Fricke

SuEllen Fried

Susan Fitz

Clayton & Kelley Funk

Gault Hussey Charitable Trust

Ximena Garcia

Girl Scout Troop #436

Girl Scouts of Kaw Valley

Guy & Lisa Giroux

Doug Gleason

Golden Sheath Council

Julia Gottesman

Nancy Goodell

Carol Grose

Frieda G. Greenburg

Grissom Family Charitable Trust

Jane Green

Richard & Gitta Gronewaller

Robert E. Grissom

Thomas & Susan Gregory

Guy & Ruby Casebourn Murphy

Charitable Tr

John F Guyot

Bonnie Hall

Hallmark Corporate Foundation

Harold J Lehane Liv Trust

Hawkins Optical Laboratories

Joanne Harrison

Linda & Richard Hayse

Marilyn Halsey

Robert & Janet Halloran

Anna Henderson

Faye Heller

Helen Jones Foundation Inc

Heritage Motors Inc

Mark & Lisa Heitz

Mark Heilmann

BJ Hickert

Carmen Hill

Highland Park United Methodist

Sandy Hill

Walter Hines

Aaron & Gayleen Hove

Charles & Kay Holle

Charles & Willa Holle

Michael & Linda Hoar

Michael Hooper

Susan Hsia

Charles & Pearl Huddleston

Jo Hunt

Patricia A Hyland

Jane & Mickey Imber

Carrolle Jablonski

Carol Jolly

Diana Joliff

Doug Jones

Grace L Jordan

Jenilee Joslin

RD Johnson

Rebecca Joyce

Junior League of Topeka Inc

Kansas Arts Commission

Kansas Executive Express

Kansas Museum of History

Kansas State U Veterinary School

Marice Kane

Kaw Area Technical Sch. Students

Barbara Kelly

Katherine Kent

Lesley T Ketzel

Mary Ann Kelly

Nancy J Kelley

Paul & Nancy Keating

Brenda Kissam

Cherie D King

Kiwanis Club of Topeka-SW

Kiwanis Club of West Topeka

Nancy M Kindling

Philip & Brenda Kissam

Sheryl Kingman

Joann Klemmer

Knollwood Walkers

Marilynn Koelliker


Bruce Krueger

Leslie & Roberta Krull

Tad & Margaret Rayburn Kramar

Charles Lane Jr

Cynthia Laframboise

Laura Thurston Temple #1094

Mary L Larson

Betty Leech

Ferne Levy

Gerald Letourneau

Laura Lewis

Leadership Greater Topeka

Leslie Letulle

William & Lynne Leifer

Carla Linquist

Carolyn E Litwin

Cindy R Linquist

Dave & Peg Livingwood

Daveen H Litwin

Deena L Linquist

Louis Lichtenstern

Ruth Lichtenstern

Lila Lothson

Sheree Lovich

Tammy Lovejoy

John & Linda Lungstrum

Linda Lucero

Joanne B Lyon PHD

Blaine & Janet Madsen

Diana Mayer

Fannie Mandelbaum

Kimberly Magee

Mainstream Inc

Martinek & Flynn Wholesale

Nathaniel Marler

Ralph & Diana Malott

Jim & Linda McNeece

Mary McCoy

Patricia McGrew

Peg McCarthy

Sandra Craig McKenzie

Karl Menninger

Penni Sue Meisel

Rosemary J Menninger

Menninger Hilltoppers

Charles & Linda Millhuff

Colleen Miser

Lyle D Mickey

Midland Management

Sue Miller

Eva Mosiman

Grace Morrison

Jeanne A Morris

Steve Spyres & Christine R Moody

William & Judy Moniak

John Murray

Michael & Dori Murphy

Jo Ann Myers

Douglas & Cappi Nelson

Earl Nehring

Marjorie Newmark

Gene Niehues

Martha & William Nichols

Austin & Marianna Nothern

W. H. Ogan

Hortense Oldfather

Ronald & Mildred Olsen

Teresa O'Neal

Ruth L. Optner

David Ozaki

D E Parsons

Gerald Parks

John Parker

Kathryn M Palmer

Kelly Magerkurth & Todd Payne

Kent & Marsha Palmberg

Payless ShoeSource Foundation

Carolyn Peck

Isolde Pettinella

Ernesta Post

Mary Powell

Paul Post

Shaun & Melissa Powers

Uteva Powers

A J & Dixie Pratt

Laurance & Johanna Price

Prairie Park Partners Inc

Virginia Pruitt

Bill Rayburn

Kathryn Rainbow-Earhart

Larry or Susan Raby

Lawrene Rader

Richard Raney

Cathy Reinhardt

Patricia Ann Reymond

Dan & Kathy Richardson

Tim Ritter

Malcolm & Karen Robinson

Thelma W Robinson

WIlliam R. Roy, M.D.

Diane Rubenthaler

Ruth Smyth Estate

Georgia Sandlin

Marcia C Saville

SBL Charitable Trust

David Scott

Earl & Mary Schweppe

Eugene & Margaret Schwartz

Greg & Laura Schwerdt

J.D. Scott

James & Margaret Schwartzburg

Janice Scales

Kenneth Schaefer

Ronald and Alison Schneider

Schwerdt Design Group

James & Virginia Seaver

Jay Seward

Dwayne & Cynthia Sheeks

Irving & Peggy Sheffel

Jean Shepherd

Rebecca Shapiro

Shawnee County Regional Prevention

Shawnee County Sheriff's Office

Betty Sisk

Fred & Lilian Six

J Michael Sigler

Linda Siebenthall

Phillip & Betty Sisk

Sierra Club Topeka Group

Tom & Georgia Sirridge

Twila Simon

James W Sloan

Bobbie Smith

Phyllis Smith

Harold Snyder

Larry Snyder

Southern Hills Mennonite Church

Southwest Optimist Club

Anne Spiess

Patricia R Spillman

Anne Stauffer

Ilse Steinhardt

Jessie V. Stone Estate

John J Stringer DDS

Joseph & Lucy Stein

Julia Ann Stone

Lisa Stubbs

Martha Booth Stanley

Mildred Stone

Stancorp

Stanley H. Stauffer

Vivian Strahm

Ida Mae Sutton

Sunflower Foundation

Sunflower Past Grand Daughters

Rulers

George & Carolyn Swift

Laura Talley

Robert Taggart

TechSoup

The Consortium

The Enelow Fund

Thomas S Thomas

J W Tiehen

Topeka Active 20/30 Grant Fund

Topeka Audubon Society

Topeka Community Foundation

Topeka Heartland Sertoma Club

Topeka Weed & Seed

Jeff & Mary Ungerer

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

United Steelworkers Local 307

Jane Valentine

Jo Van Meter

Linda Vande Garde

Lynn Van Buren

Gayle & Alice Vernon

Bernard Wanner

Catherine & Keith Walberg

Deborah A Ward

Janeen A Walters

Jeff & Connie Wallace

Wal-mart Foundation

Wanamaker Elementary School

PTO

Bertha Wempe

Ellie West

Rhonda Gail Wedel

Susanna Wesley UMC

Linda Weir-Enegren

West Junior High School

Westar Energy

Westar Energy Green Team

Tiwana Whitten

Whelan’s

Donald & Janet Wilson

Joan Williams

Karen Williams

Louise W Willson

Wint Winter Trust

Carol & George Worth

Edward & Bridget Wood

Molly M. Wood

C W Wright

Bob Wykert

Nancy Wyatt

Lee F. Young

Calling All Alumni!!

The Villages is currently creating a database of all former

youth, house parents, social workers, youth care workers,

board members and others involved in The Villages since its

creation. If you or anyone you know might fit into this

category, please forward contact information to

alumni@thevillagesinc.org or contact Michael Bradley,

Communications Director at The Villages office

mbradley@thevillagesinc.org—785-267-5900 or write to

The Villages, Inc. 2219 SW 29th St. Topeka, KS 66611.


Main Parking Area in grassy area north of

road at the top of hill-turn left at shed.

N


Tenth Street

Shed

The programs of The Villages’ W. Clement Stone Nature Center are available

to groups at reasonable rates. Nature Education and Adventure Challenge

programs are described on The Villages web site: www.thevillagesinc.org.

Or information is available by calling: Dennis Dinwiddie at 785-273-5806.

Tent

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> To Wanamaker >

HIKE ON THE PRAIRIE

You are invited to hike on the

prairie at the Stone Nature

Preserve. Start from the Shed

and follow the signs.

The Villages Topeka Homes

William Menninger Cottage (10)

Helen DeVitt Jones Cottage (50)

Karl Menninger Cottage (20)

Edwin Linquist Cottage (40)

Robert Brock Cottage (30)

For those with mobility

impairments there are a

limited number of parking

spaces between the William

Menninger Cottage and the

tent and also at the Nature

Center. Others please follow

signs and direction of parking

assistants and park in

designated parking areas.

Program: (4 pm ceremony at the tent)

Welcome and remarks by The Villages President

Michael Hooper

Remarks by FHLBank Topeka’s Senior Vice-

President and General Counsel—

Patrick C. Doran

Introduction of Special Guests (Michael Hooper)

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting—Photos

Welcome

to the Open House

and Ribbon Cutting

at The Villages

Topeka homes.

FHLBank Topeka and

The Villages ask that

you join us at 4 pm

near the tent in the

middle of the circle

of homes for a brief

formal ceremony!

Enjoy a hike on the

prairie at the Stone

Nature Preserve, test

your skill and nerves

on the 45’ climbing

wall at the ropes

course, pet a snake at

the Stone Nature

Center education

building and enjoy

snacks and keg root

beer at the homes.

Please check out the

‘Projects’ displays in

each home and the

‘before’ pictures

scattered inside and

outside. Please sign

at least one of the

guestbook pages before

you leave. They

are available in the

tent and at each of

the homes.

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