Services for Ron Hachinsky

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of Ron Hachinsky, Jan 4th, after a long battle against cancer. Ron always had a big smile, a kind heart, and a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Blessings to all who knew and loved Ron. Prayers to his wife Dee and their family at this difficult time.

Services will be Saturday, Jan 8, at the Raintree Community Church, 101 SW Raintree Dr., with visitation at 11:00 and service at Noon. A luncheon at the church will follow the service.

2022 Fountains Zoom Bingo!!

Happy New Year Fountains Friends!

As COVID was taking us all by storm back in 2020, the Social Activities Committee brainstormed several ideas to help us gather in the safest possible setting.
One of the activities we piloted was playing Bingo together online via Zoom.
Since December 2020, a small group has been playing and we’ve tweaked the process to perfection and had a lot of fun (Thank you players!).
We cordially invite all interested Fountains residents to join us on Tuesday nights at 6:30 for Fountains Zoom Bingo.

See the attached note for details. For more information, please feel free to call Donna LaPietra at 816-807-3275.

Wishing you a blessed year ahead!


Caroling/Scavenger Hunt Reminder and Important Update

A friendly reminder of our next social activity – Caroling at the Pond and Holiday Decorations Scavenger Hunt – is currently scheduled for next Monday night, December 6th.  While the weather won’t be as warm and delightful as today’s, it appears that at least there won’t be precipitation or excessive windy conditions.  Should that forecast change, a new date will be announced.  Bundle up and come enjoy the caroling, some warm refreshments and a fun scavenger hunt by car. 

One important note is that we have switched the times:  Caroling is now at 5:30-6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments.  The Scavenger Hunt will take place at 6:30-7:30 p.m..  Prizes will be awarded to the team that has the highest points total.  Four individuals per car forms a team.  Gather your friends and rsvp by Saturday to either Donna La Pietra, 816-807-3275, or Cindy Wilkinson, 816-304-8522.  If you want to participate but aren’t part of a team, we can help you find a team! 

The 25 blue lighted trees are spectacular and it is a beautiful environment to share song, fun, and friendship!   Due to ongoing expenses and some vandalism last year of the lights, we are taking up an offering to help Denny & Amanda Nydegger, our wonderful designers and builders of this blue wonderland.  If you want to donate and prefer writing a check, please make it payable to either Denny or Amanda.  Donations are being accepted at the Mitchells, 4651 SW Olympia Pl. any time before Monday.  Your generosity is so much appreciated!. 

Happy Holidays!


Winter Clothing Donations

We are currently accepting new and/or gently used winter clothing – coats, scarves, gloves, hats, as well as new socks of all sizes, to donate to Lee’s Summit Social Services.  Please drop off your donations (cash or check to Lee’s Summit Social Services is also welcome) to the Mitchells, 4651 SW Olympia Dr., Sunday, December 5 to Thursday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The items will be delivered to LSSS on Dec. 10.  We filled an SUV last year and hope to be as equally giving as the need continues in our community.  Thanks!

Social/Connections Committee

Holiday Event Invite!

Fountains friends,

You are invited to a Holiday Decorations Scavenger Hunt (by car) and Christmas Caroling at the pond gazebo.  Our target date is Monday December 6th.  The date is fluid as we will try to find the best evening that week to be outside.  If weather forecasts indicate an evening more appealing to be outside, we will send out an update.  This event replaces the annual Ladies Holiday event and all are invited to attend.  Dennis and Mandy Nydegger have so generously provided the beautiful blue trees and other holiday decorations at the pond for the past several years and we’d like to invite all to enjoy their hard work.  A free will offering will also be collected to offset costs associated with vandalism of some of the lights last year and to help with ongoing maintenance expenses.  If you can’t attend but would like to donate to their expenses, you can bring your offering to Zona Mitchell, 4651 SW Olympia Pl. any time by Dec 6th.

Scavenger Hunt – meet at the Gazebo at 5:30.  Participants will be given a list of decorations to find and go out in teams of 4 by vehicle, to return by 6:30. 

Refreshments will be available at 6:45

Carolers are invited to join us then for a sing-along in the beauty of the blue trees set up by the Nydeggers around the pond from 7:00-7:30. 

RSVP to Cindy Wilkinson, 816-304-8522 or Donna La Pietra – 816-807-3275 by Dec. 4th to help us prepare for the scavenger hunt and refreshments.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Social Committee

Winter clothing drive

Fountains friends,

The Social/Connections Committee is once again sponsoring a winter clothing drive to benefit Lee’s Summit Social Services.  Our Fountains residents have been very generous in the past and we look forward to continuing our history of helping others less fortunate.  We are accepting new socks (all sizes), new or gently used winter coats, mittens/gloves, hats, and scarves for children and adults.  Please bring your items to Zona Mitchell, 4651 SW Olympia Pl, December 5th – 9th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Last year we filled an SUV.  Maybe this year we can fill two!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Social/Connections Committee


Hi Bunco Fans,
This is your Bunco reminder!

When– Nov 22nd at 1:00 pm
Where– Duck Pond Activity Center
What do we need?– Masks if you like, 3 dice, a pen, $5, drink if you wish
Provided– hand sanitizer, wipes for the tables and score sheets

This will be our last Bunco session for the year. Hope to see you all there.

Donna Paulic

You are invited to the Veterans Celebration Nov 13, 2021

Dear Fountains Veterans,

The City of Greenwood and the Fellowship Church Greenwood are offering their Annual Veterans Dinner, Saturday, November 13th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Events Center at 1601 W Main Street on Hwy 150 in Greenwood.  Veterans and their family are invited to attend.  This event is free to everyone and they will be serving a full meal and dessert from Olive Garden.  There will be a speaker and presentation of colors in addition to the meal.

Please sign up using the link below so they will know how many to expect.

Thank you for your service!

Zona Mitchell

Fountains Canasta Update

We will be playing Canasta, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Raintree Clubhouse, 1:00 to 4:00 due to renovations being made to the Duck Pond.

Canasta is open to all residents of the Fountains and we’d love to have you join us. No sign up necessary. If you’ve never played before or haven’t played for a long time, we’ll teach you or help jog your memory.

If you have questions you may contact Judy Anderson, by phone or text – 913-940-8669, or email –


Hi Bunco fans!

Just a reminder we are playing Bunco next week:

When – 9-27-2021
Where – Duck Pond
Time – 1:00pm

Please remember we are wearing masks. Please also bring your own pen, dice, and a beverage if you like.

We had a great group last month. Hope you can all join us to play. If you have any questions please contact me directly.

Donna Paulic

New Fountains Resident Directory Published

The latest resident directory should have arrived in your email today, August 23, 2021. If you did not receive it or need a printed copy, Please contact Sandy at Area Real Estate.

Just a reminder: This directory will NEVER be posted on the website. This is private information for our residents. Please do not forward the directory to anyone or any organization outside of our neighborhood.

Bunco! Please bring your mask!


Time for Bunco Monday August 23rd. (4th Monday of the month)
Time-1:00 pm
Place- Duck Pond
Please bring;
             $5 to play
             your own dice (3)
             a pen to keep score

Hand sanitizer will be provided on each table.

Any questions please contact
Donna Paulic (505)250-1135 or

Food Truck Tuesday!

The Food Trucks will be in the Raintree Clubhouse tomorrow from 4-8.  The vendors this week are THE MELT TRUCK and TASTE OF BRAZIL.    The weather looks a little cooler this week so grab your food and meet at the Gazebo at 5:30.  Hope to see you then.

Fountains Pontoon Boat Excursion

We’ve had great interest in our boating excursion around Raintree Lake and have two dates scheduled.  If you haven’t reserved a spot, you have an opportunity to still join in!  The two dates (with two times) selected are:
  • Wednesday, August 4  – 4:15 – 6:30 p.m.(3 spots open)
  • Wednesday, August 4 – 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. (full)
  • Wednesday, August 18 – 4:15 – 6:30 p.m. (7 spots open)  Right now, total availability
  • Wednesday, August 18 – 6:45 – 9:00 p.m.(full)
Please consider an afternoon excursion if you are interested.  There is a partial canopy on the boat and with the lake breeze, it is nice. This was my experience last week when I sailed with some friends.
Currently, the cost per person will be $12.50 with 20 going.  If others join in, the cost will go down a bit.  I will confirm the cost per person with all the boaters after the final count is determined.
For those of you who have contacted me with interest, please let me know if you have NOT seen a confirmation of your date/time from me.  I believe I have contacted everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to double/triple check!
Thank you,
Beverly (Bev) Shuck