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.

Fountains Covid-19

At least six families in our Fountains community have been impacted by Covid-19. This morning we lost a friend and neighbor to this killer virus.

Missouri is experiencing a frightening resurgence of the Coronavirus, with hospitals at capacity and new cases surging. More than 220,000 Americans are dead of Covid-19 and more than 8 million infected. Yesterday the U.S. had 58,387 new cases, along with at least 445 deaths.

Please follow guidelines on masks and social distancing, and seriously reconsider any family or group social activities.

From the Fountains Board

Bible Study for Fountains

The Fountains would like to make available a Zoom – for now, bible study.  The format would be that each participant would purchase a book and read a chapter for a weekly discussion led/organized by Kathy Gibb and Tonah Eberhart.  Most study books under consideration are 8 to 12 weeks long. Books being considered are all available at Cokesbury Publishing and would be ordered by Kathy Gibb.

Under consideration so far are: Parables from the Backside by J. Ellsworth Kalas, Christmas from the Backside by the same author, and Really Bad Girls Of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs.

If you are interested in this venture or have questions please contact Kathy Gibb at 816-944-7192 or Tonah Eberhart at 816-682-5842.

Kansas City Symphony performance

Musicians from the Kansas City Symphony will be performing Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in Charles David Hartman Memorial Park, 700 SW Pryor Rd, Lee’s Summit. Bring a lawn chair and meet some of your neighbors for an hour of symphonic music.
For additional questions contact:
Linda Hartman
4668 SW Soldier Dr,
Lee’s Summit, Mo  64082
816-803-4020

Ladies Book Club Information!

Ladies, do you want to read and enjoy socializing with your neighbors? We are forming a book club(s) here in the Fountains. You would meet once a month. The group or groups will be kept to eight or less. The meeting time will be decided by the group. The group members will decide how the meetings will be structured. With the Covid 19 problem you can meet outside or virtually. If you are interested, please contact Lenore Chambers: email address: dennis.chambers@sbcglobal.net or phone 816-718-5711

Who let the guys out?

OK, here it is … An event for the men! Time to Meet New Neighbors!

Friday, August 21st, 6:30 pm
Location: Varies (see below)

Due to COVID, the Social Activities Committee has been working hard to create some reduced risk, safely social (to the extent possible) events for Fountains residents. Accordingly, events will be limited to small groups. Planning a men’s only event only is something the committee has long wanted to do. We hope you will enjoy!

“Who Let the Guys Out” Night will be held at individual homes – driveway, patio, yard, etc. Interested men should call or email Phyllis Harrel 816-537-3230/2fordance@gmail.com no later than Thursday, August 20th. After responses are received, a random drawing will be held, and participants will be contacted re: their assigned locations. A few backyards games will be planned. Groups will be kept to 8 or less. B.Y.O.Everything (chair, drink, and MASK).

Fountains Ladies Night Out – Friday, August 21, 6:30 pm

FOUNTAINS LADIES NIGHT OUT!

Friday, August 21, 6:30 pm;

Location: To Be Determined

Are you tired of being quarantined with your hubby, pet or just yourself?  Would you like some time for conversation with other ladies?  Our first Fountains Ladies Night Out will be held at individual homes around the Fountains in driveways, backyards or patios on Friday, August 21 at 6:30 pm.  Groups will be small, 6 – 8 women, and we will practice safe social distancing with masks required so everyone is comfortable. 

In order to mix things up a bit and give us a chance to get to know new neighbors or other friends we just haven’t met we will draw names for the groups!  You will be notified with your assigned location!  B. Y. O. Everything (chair, drink, mask)!!!

If you would like to be included, RSVP Gloria Helmer by Wednesday, August 19, at ghelmer72@gmail.com or call 816.405.4215 and leave a message.

Let’s have a little fun before we get shut in for the winter!!!

Upcoming Fountains Social Activities

Dear Fountains residents,
The Social Committee has considered the logistics for our fall activities (Chili/Soup Supper and Ladies Christmas gathering) in relation to the current Covid-19 situation and has determined that we should cancel those events.  We will try to resume some of those favorite activities in the coming year as the public health situation allows.  In place of those traditional events in our not-normal world, the Social Committee has brainstormed some small group (6-8 people) events that can be held outside while weather permits that will be announced in the next few days.  Watch your email for those!

Stay healthy!
Zona Mitchell and Carol Windler