It’s time for Wally’s Happy Hour!

Fountains Happy Hour Appetizers Buffet
Wally’s Grill & Drafthouse
837 SW Lemans
Wednesday, Aug 9, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Menu: Spinach dip w/chips, Wally’s chicken tenders, pulled pork sliders, flatbread, caprese bites.

Come enjoy time with friends and make new ones! Buffet is $15, plus tax and gratuity. Iced tea and water are included. Participants pay the server.

Option: Order an item from the menu in place of the buffet, as well as other beverages for extra cost.

For our wine enthusiasts, Wednesdays are half-price bottles. Desserts are welcome if you like to bake!

Please RSVP to Zona Mitchell, or text 816-797-3893 by Monday, Aug 7, 2023.
Please include name(s) of those attending so we can prepare name tags and indicate whether you plan to order off the menu. As a courtesy to the restaurant, contact her by the 9th if you need to cancel your RSVP.

Hope to see you there!
Social Committee

POP UP Party Monday, June 26

Fountains friends, You are invited to join us for a


4651 and 4647 SW Olympia Pl.

Monday, June 26th at 6:30 7:00pm

Please bring a lawn chair, a beverage of choice, and a snack to share (optional). (Water will be available.)

This is a very casual event to enjoy the summer evening visiting with neighbors. Look forward to seeing you!

Dave and Zona Mitchell, 816-797-3893

Donna and Skip Paulic

Summer Food Truck Nights!

Our summer food truck nights are just around the corner! As a reminder, this year we are adding a business expo piece allowing the opportunity to meet and support a few of our local Raintree business owners. Below is a line up of which businesses will be on site for our first food truck night on June 5th. Stop by, say hello, and learn more about their products and services.

Summit Cleaning provides full-service floor cleaning and upholstery cleaning for your home. We provide customized treatment services, comprehensive quality cleaning and exceptional customer service for every customer.

Midtown Home Improvements is a Residential Remodeling Company in Lee’s Summit specializing in Exterior Home Improvements for decks, patio covers, fencing, roofing siding, windows, and doors. Free estimates and Raintree Referrals available.

Two Paws Up Dog Cookies Fresh baked dog treats made with all natural, vet approved ingredients your fur baby will love! Peanut Butter Blueberry and Pumpkin Blueberry flavors will be available for purchase!

Thank You, Fountains Veterans, for your service!

Please join us in saluting our current Fountains at Raintree veterans! Flags will be placed in their front yards this week in honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday and will remain until the day after Memorial Day!


David Adams

Dan Adcox

Al Althouse

Don Bergeron

Ed Herriman

Robert Markle

Larry Oates

Bill Quick, Sr.

Jerry Romig

Steve Schild

Jack Stamper

Robert Wilden

Nic Willard

Jeff Zugaj


Harold Collier

Jon Dunham

Roger Eberhart

Quinn Grose

Charlie Harrel

Joe High

David Hiskey

Harold Jackson

Jerry Jones

Ernest Lansbury

David Mitchell

Erin Rider

Glen Rogers

Tom Terrono

John Wilkinson


Ed Schober


Rich Blanke

Jim Coldsnow


Tim Bratcher

David Bundrick

Johnie Clark

David Hillson

Jerome Nowak

Patrick Pepple

Dustin Rider

Ladies and Guys Night Out

Fountains Ladies and Guys,

We are planning another Ladies and Guys Night Out.  Small groups (6-8) will be randomly selected to meet at a host’s house for a couple of hours to chat, share, perhaps meet someone new to the neighborhood, and just relax and enjoy the evening. Weather permitting this will happen on May the 30th with a rain date of June 1st. This is usually an outdoor event (back yard or patio).

*For the Ladies interested in participating and/or hosting a small group, please respond directly to Donna Paulic ( or 505-250-1135.

*For the Guys, Bob Gibb will be organizing your gathering, when he returns from travel. For now, he has asked me to take the names of those interested in the event for him, until he returns. Please contact Donna Paulic ( or 505-250-1135.  When Bob returns, he will take the names of those who have signed up with me and contact you directly.

When we have a list of interested participants, names will be randomly drawn, and everyone will be notified of their host and location on the day of the event.

PLEASE reply by May 25th so we may plan for this event.

Thank you,

Donna Paulic 


April 28, 2023 (Friday),
5:00 p.m.
Raintree Community Church
101 SW Raintree Dr.

Tickets: $5.00 per person (cash, please). Bring your favorite dish to share! A food selection sign-up sheet will be sent in mid-April. Tableware & beverages (water, tea, and lemonade) will be provided.

Hostesses: Glenna Eaton and Gloria Helmer
RSVP with payment due by April 21 to Gloria Helmer, 4661 SW Soldier Dr.
Questions? (816) 405-4215 (text or leave message)

Sign up for Truman Library tour!

You’re invited to a specially guided tour
of the newly renovated Harry S Truman Library

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $8.00 per person paid in advance to Cindy W. (4657 SW Soldier Dr.)
RSVP: By March 6, Cindy Wilkinson, 816-304-8522,

We’ll meet at the new Library entrance at 9:55, with our tour beginning at 10:00 for a 1 ½ hour tour. You are welcome to stay longer if you like. The bookstore is fully stocked now and ready for shoppers!

There are many good places to eat while you are in Independence. Once we see how many are able to join us, we might call somewhere for reservations.

Here are just a few:
On the Square–
The Courthouse Exchange 113 W Lexington
Ophelia’s 201 N Main
Square Pizza 208 W Maple
Up Dog 114 N. Liberty
Close but away from the Square–
Vivilore 10815 E. Winner Road—reservations needed
A Little BBQ Joint (close to the Truman Library, but maybe remodeling due to a vehicle hitting the building) 1101 US 24 Hwy.
V’s Italian Restaurant 10819 E. 40 Hwy.

Fountains Happy Hour Appetizers Buffet Feb 22

Fountains Happy Hour Appetizers Buffet
Wally’s Grill & Drafthouse
837 SW Lemans
Wednesday, February 22, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Buffet is $15, plus tax and gratuity.  Iced tea and water are included.

Menu: Spinach dip w/chips, Wally’s chicken tenders, pulled pork sandwiches, vegetarian flatbread, prosciutto & mozzarella

You do have the option of ordering an item from the menu as well as other beverages. For our wine enthusiasts, Wednesdays are half price bottles. This is also Ash Wednesday and there are several fish and non-meat items on the standard menu to choose from. The owner is also considering adding a special Lenten entrée to his menu. There’s enough food to enjoy as an early dinner!  Come enjoy time with friends and make new ones!

Desserts are welcomed if you like to bake!

While RSVP’s aren’t required, it’s very helpful to the Wally’s staff to know how many to anticipate and whether we need to add the 2nd room. If you plan to attend, please contact Zona Mitchell, or 816-797-3893 by Monday, February 20, 2023.  Please include name(s) of those attending so we can prepare name tags.

Hope to see you there!
Social Committee

Mary Jones Obituary

Friends and Neighbors,
Many of you know and have worked with Mary Jones, Glen’s wife, as a realtor and friend.  Glen and Mary created The Fountains at Raintree Lake from a bare piece of land. Mary passed away Friday, February 3rd.  We wanted to share her obituary with you.


Mary Ann Jones, 69 of Lee’s Summit, MO graduated from this life to her eternal home early Friday morning, February 3, 2023 at KU Medical Center. Mary fought a fierce battle with pancreatic cancer for over four months, although she had been ill the last couple of years.

Mary spent her life helping people. She was a Senior Sales Executive with Reece Nichols most recently but had also been licensed with Eugene D. Brown and All American over her long career. Mary had served as a Branch Real Estate Broker with Eugene D. Brown.

Mary and her husband Glen built out and sold several subdivisions in Lee’s Summit and Raymore. It was not unusual for clients to become friends because of the care and attention given to each one.

Mary also operated her own bakery in Raymore for many years during her children’s school years, in the Pine Street Shopping Center.

Mary joins her mother, Anna Mae Clark and her brother, Rev. Ralph Clark in Eternity.

She is survived by her loving husband of twenty-five years, Glen H. Jones of the home; her father, Johnnie Clark of Lee’s Summit; two sons, Joel Davis (Aimee) of Grain Valley, MO and Jon Davis (Amie), of Lee’s Summit, MO, her daughter Melissa Helm (Monte) Brighton, England and her cherished four-legged fluff ball, Rocket. Mary’s six grandchildren cherished their “Nana”; Tristan, Cole, Greyson, Clark, Myles and Vivian.

Mary’s many friends and extended family will also hold tightly to the memories of this Child of God that was, that is, and shall ever be, Mary Ann Jones.

Arrangements for Celebration of Life: Langsford Funeral Home

115 SW 3rd Street

Lee’s Summit, MO. 64063

Friday, 2/24/2023

Visitation: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Celebration of Life to follow at 6:00 p.m.

Envelopes will be available for those that would like to donate to Wayside Waifs in memory of Mary’s life-long love of pets.

Purple was Mary’s favorite color and Butterflies were her symbol of life. Let’s fill the space with purple and butterfly apparel to celebrate her HOME.

Fountains Games Night

WHEN: January 20, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Duck Pond Clubhouse

Bring your favorite board, tabletop or group game, and a light snack to share. Tea and water provided. Feel free to bring another beverage of your choice.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Jan 18 to Connie and Bill Johnson

by text to 816-588-3848. Hope to see you there!

New Year’s Eve celebration

Fountains friends,

The Social Committee invites you to our New Year’s Eve celebration!  Come join us as we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in the new year 2023!  Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly for some fun activities.  We welcome anyone who would like to help with the planning!  Please contact Zona Mitchell.

Monet & Friends Alive

Fountains Friends,

Join us Tuesday, November 15, at Starlight Theater in Swope Park to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of 19th century Europe through the eyes of Claude Monet and the Impressionist painters who immortalized them. Monet & Friends Alive is a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family.  This is similar to the Van Gogh presentation that was there recently. 

Tickets are $38 for 65+ and $45 for everyone else.  There is a $5 fee.  Tickets are timed entry so we are recommending you arrange a carpool group and purchase your tickets together for the 10:20 a.m. slot.  There’s also limited availability for the 10:40 entry period.  It was not possible to purchase group entry at this late date.  If you want to go but don’t have a group, contact me and will see if we can find you a group.

If you’re interested in extending the outing, we will meet about 12:30 p.m. at Spin Pizza in the Summit Woods Crossing Shopping Center.  Please RSVP to Zona Mitchell by Sunday, November 13, 816-797-3893 (text) or, if you plan to attend lunch so we can make arrangements with the restaurant.

Hope you can join us!

Fountains Community Service Project

Fountains friends,

The Social/Connections Committee is once again sponsoring a winter coat/accessories collection for Lee’s Summit Social Services.  You may leave items at the Mitchell’s, 4651 SW Olympia Pl (next to roundabout), starting Monday, November 14 through Thursday, November 17. Items collected will be delivered  to LSSS on the 18th.  If we have stepped out for a while, you can leave items in the basket on the front porch. 

Check your closets for gently used and clean winter coats, scarves, gloves, or hats you no longer need.  When you are out shopping, please consider purchasing new coats/accessories as well.  All sizes – children, women, men –are needed.  Some of these items may be used in their family Christmas store. 

The Fountains community has been exceptionally generous in the past, which is very much appreciated!  Thank you for helping out those less fortunate this year!

Living to bless,

Zona Mitchell