Fountains Bunko Players!

We will be starting up Bunko again this month on June 28th (4th Monday of each month). There will be a few changes in place to help everyone feel more at ease.
  1. You are welcome to wear a mask. However, that is not a requirement.
  2. Tables will be cleaned before we begin to play.
  3. There will be hand sanitizer on each table.
  4. It is still $5 to play and the winners will be the same as before.
  5. We are asking everyone to bring their own dice (3). This cuts down on shared surfaces.
  6. Please bring your own pen to keep your score.  Score sheets will be provided.
  7. We will be playing at a table for 3 games before we move. This will cut down on movement and may even help those of us who have difficulty getting up and down. The winners of 2 of the 3 games will be the moving pair. (winners wander-losers linger)
  8. There will not be refreshments served, so please bring a drink if you would like to have one.  A short bathroom break is planned.
It feels great to be planning to do something so normal as playing Bunko! Hope to see you soon.
**Please share this with any Raintree resident you know will be playing with us.
Donna Paulic

Calling all NEW Fountains Veterans

Each year we recognize our Fountains Veterans by placing a flag in their front yard for about a week before Memorial Day!  Flags will be placed over the weekend, weather permitting.  We currently know of 37 veterans but we have had many new people move in over the past year and would like to know of any of you who are also veterans.

If you are new to the neighborhood and are a veteran, please email Gloria Helmer at with the following information.

1.      Name

2.      Address

3.      Phone/email

4.      Branch of service

5.      Dates of service

6.      Rank

Flags will be picked up after Memorial Day!

Thank you for your service!

Gloria Helmer (816)405-4215

Please send information to

Lee’s Summit Symphony returns June 5th, 2021!

We’re back!

Join us in celebrating our Jubliant Return!

Although this special concert was initially only for our 2019–20 season ticket holders and Evening of Symphonic Dance April 2020 concert ticket holders,
it has now been opened up to the public as well!

June 5, 2021
7pm (doors open at 6pm)
The Pavilion at John Knox Village | Cash bar available

We have a limited number of tickets available to the public.
Please purchase online at or call 816-401-5251
or 816-863-8919 to purchase your tickets today!
Additional tickets may be available at the door.

If you hold a 2019–20 Evening of Symphonic Dance ticket or season ticket
they must be presented at the door.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming concert dates:
October 9, 2021
December 18, 2021
March 19, 2022
June 25, 2022

Volunteers needed to help plant at roundabout fountain area

Some monies are available for refreshing the fountain area, those plants that didn’t make it or are doing poorly. If you are willing to help, reply to Sandy to add your name, phone and available times to the list.

A date has not been decided since Mother Nature is in control. When a time is decided you will be notified. Plants won’t be bought unless there are volunteers to help. Planting in May is our goal.

Appreciate any time you can spare.

Toni Travalent

Restarting activities at the Fountains

Dear Fountains friends,

The Raintree Board has approved reopening the clubhouses for activities beginning May 3rd 2021. Per current Jackson County mandates, social distancing and masks are still required, but may be changing. Raintree is providing sanitizing wipes for surfaces and hand sanitizer. We are beginning with an abundance of caution and our protocols may change as the local community Covid protocols and infection rates are revised. Your decision to participate should be based on your own comfort level.

Fountains Bunko will begin Monday, June 28 at 1:00 at the Duck Pond Activities Center. (It is in the Shoreline calendar for May without our input.) We are asking participants to have a mask, bring their own covered beverage, 3 dice, and a pen for scorekeeping. No refreshments will be provided. Hand sanitizer will be available at each table. $5 per person. Contact Donna Paulic 505-250-1135 with questions.

Canasta is played on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Duck Pond Activities Center. It is in the Shoreline calendar to play May 12th and 26th. Participants are asked to have a mask, and their own covered beverage. No refreshments will be provided. Hand sanitizer will be available at each table. Please contact Judy Anderson, 913-940-8669, with questions and if you would rather start in June instead.

Other Fountains Social Activities: Other social events are being planned, including backyard socials, beginning late May/early June. Stay tuned for more information!

Fountains Social Committee

Canasta anyone?

The Raintree office tells me the club house at the Duck Pond will open for activity on May 3 so we can play Canasta on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00 if we choose to do so.  They will supply cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer and ask that we wipe down the tables before we leave.  Masks and social distancing are also recommended.  Assuming most of us have had our shots I don’t see that as a problem but let me know your thoughts and we’ll go from there.  It sure would be good to see everybody again.
Thanks, Judy Anderson,, 913-940-8669

Raintree Garden Club Annual Spring Plant Sale/Benefit April 23 – May 1

Check out out the dates for The Raintree Garden Club’s plant sale.  The proceeds from the sale fund projects at Raintree such as the installation of the waterfalls at the duck pond, landscape lights,  plantings, and Christmas lighting. 
You have  8 days to shop at Creekside and support the Garden Club! Make sure you tell them you are a Raintree resident before checkout.
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A message from Dick and Donna Johnson

We are sad to be leaving this wonderful community as we have made the decision to move closer to family. We will be having a huge Estate sale at 4828 Leafwing Drive on April 9 and 10 from 1:00-4:00 pm. We are selling everything from furniture to clothing as well as a Kingsize bed with Temperpedic Pro Adapt Mattress, only 6 months old.
Email me for more information

A note from a neighbor…

My husband (Dan Adcox) had a nasty fall yesterday which required a trip to the ER. He was fortunate to have only suffered a broken nose & several abrasions. We want to thank our wonderful neighbors for their help & kindnesses. We have only been here since October and already know The Fountains is a great place to live!

Dan & Linda Adcox

Candlelighting Remembrance Ceremony

Remembrance Ceremony

You are invited to join us in remembering our
Fountains neighbors and family members lost
this past year to Covid-19.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

5:15—5:30 p.m.

Fountains Roundabout

Please send the name and relationship of the family
member you would like to honor to Zona Mitchell,
by Monday, January 18.

Please wear a mask. Candles provided.

Cass County COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Thanks John Schlimgen for sharing the following information with the community:
According to the news MO may complete group 1A at the end of the month and start group 1B which is estimated to be 3 million Missourians. Each member of the household that wants the COVID-19 vaccine can complete the survey at the site below which puts them on the Cass County Health Department Contact List.
After completing this short process you will receive a confirmation email that shows the information you submitted in an attached pdf. I printed the email, pdf and saved the email.

Information displayed before you begin the survey that should answer questions about this process:


The Cass County Health Department has developed a vaccine survey tool to inform residents when and where they might qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey asks for contact information, occupation, and pre-existing medical conditions. Responses from the survey will help us determine which phase of the state’s vaccination plan residents fall under. All individuals who live, work, or go to school in Cass County and are interested in receiving the vaccine are encouraged to fill out the survey here.

Once the vaccine is made available for your tier, the Cass County Health Department will use your information from the survey below to contact you with further instructions on how to schedule an appointment to receive your vaccination.

Per the guidance provided by the CDC, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be provided to those under the age of 16.

Christmas message from the board

Merry Christmas Fountains Homeowners!
Your Board wishes each and every one of you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We’ve all had a challenging year dealing with the pandemic and its effects on our loved ones, especially those who are not with us at year-end.
We’ve had to deal with issues in the most basic activities of daily life, grocery shopping, going to Church, travel for family events and recreation, re-scheduled weddings and graduations, and more.
We end this year with hope that a new vaccine will allow us to safely resume our social and family activities by mid-year 2021. Thank you for your patience and support in maintaining our community.

Thank you!

Fountains friends,

Once again, our community has generously answered the call for help! Your response to the needs of our Lee’s Summit community was overwhelmingly charitable and Lee’s Summit Social Services is extremely grateful for your kindheartedness. About 80 bags of food and household items, trays of canned vegetables, even diapers, was donated last week. Thanks to all of you for your benevolence, and to Phyllis and Charlie Harrel for the loan of their garage as a drop-off point.

In early December, Lee’s Summit Social Services will be handing out coats and other winter accessories to those in need, of which there are many more this year. In conjunction, we are collecting winter accessories for all ages, to help them out. We will collect new and gently used winter gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, and new socks beginning November 30-December 3. You can drop your donations on the porch at the Mitchells, 4651 SW Olympia Pl, 9-5.

Thanks again for your generosity!

Zona Mitchell
Carol Windler

Sharing Santas has been cancelled

We will not be having the Sharing Santa Activity.  The Pandemic is worsening.  New guidelines are being implemented for Jackson County and the area.  Because of the lack of response and the worsening Pandemic,  the event is being cancelled.  We will plan an activity when conditions improve.
Happy Holidays! Lenore and Donna.

Food drive for Lee’s Summit Social Services

Dear Fountains Friends,

This community has been very generous in the past and we are confident you will want to help out again.  With the pandemic, Lee’s Summit Social Services have seen a large increase in our LS community who are food insecure, so we are conducting a Fountains food drive Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13 to help provide a holiday meal and resupply their pantry in general.  Non-perishable donations will be accepted at the Harrel’s home, 4669 SW Soldier Dr. (NE corner of Estates Dr. and Soldier Dr.).  You can leave your contributions on their porch any time that is convenient for you but suggest 8-5.  No perishable items please!

If you would like to make a monetary donation please DO NOT leave cash or checks at the Harrel’s house. Instead:

Cash – can be dropped at the LSSS offices at 108 SE 4th St. if you want a receipt.
Check made out to Lee’s Summit Social Services.  Can be mailed to 108 SE 4th St., LS, MO  64063
Credit Card – call their office with your information.

Items suggested by LSSS:
Soup, boxed pasta meals (i.e. Knorr pasta sides), Chef Boyardee canned meals, stuffing mix, jello mixes, canned pumpkin, Jiffy Mix bread mixes, dried beans, canned vegetables.  They can also always use laundry and dish soap, diapers, boxed cereals, baking items, peanut butter and jelly, etc.

Additionally, we will also be conducting a winter clothing drive for the first week of December.  Items:  gloves/mittens, socks, stocking hats, scarves in all sizes, children and adults.  More information will be sent out in a couple weeks but wanted to give you advance notice so you can pick up something if you are out shopping or have gently used items to donate.

Thank you!!

Zona Mitchell

Bereavement Thank You Note for Tonah Eberhart

Roger Eberhart and family feel privileged to have so many supportive friends in the Fountains of Raintree community.

The kindness and support shown to our family during this sad time was very special to us. Your contributions and expressions of sympathy were moving and such a comfort as we dealt with the loss of Tonah – a wife, a mother, and a grandmother.

The food prepared for our family was amazing. Compliments to all the chefs for the love they put into the various dishes and desserts.

All your efforts helped our family to cope with what was a difficult day for us and your kindness won’t be forgotten.

Many thanks for all the personal cards and messages received from all our friends. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.