Platte City students will get a chance to offer a helping hand in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina, which struck the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama last week, has left hundreds of thousands of people without shelter, food, water or medicine. Through an idea of a local teacher, students from Rising Star Elementary and Barry School will gather together to prepare Pirates Care with Heart to Heart Care Kits for the disaster stricken victims. Each kit will contain a hand towel, one washcloth, ten bandages, individually wrapped bath size bar of soap, one plastic travel size soap dish, and two one-gallon size zipper freezer bags.
“Beyond expectations.” That was the way Lee Pedego, president of the Platte County Pachyderm Club, described the turnout at the first-ever meeting of the organization. Nearly 90 people were in attendance for the gathering at the Skillet Restaurant near the post office in Parkville. The club had already signed up 48 members prior to the meeting and an additional 24 joined the roster at the Thursday’s shindig.
Motorcycle enthusiasts are gearing up to strap on their riding boots and helmets for this weekend’s annual Platte City End of the Trail Festival, held in conjunction with the Harley Davidson Plant’s open house. According to Platte City Police Chief Joe McHale, the city is hoping the streets will be lined with approximately 10,000 people for what will be the third annual event.