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It’s a warm Saturday morning and Kansas Pride-Burden, along with local community members, are gathering at the “Burden Blooming Beginning Gardens” — a community garden that is ‘springing’ to life in Burden, Kansas.

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Today the plan is to plant four donated fruit trees, tomatoes and onions grown in the garden’s greenhouse, as well as flowers and other decorative plants. Volunteers in attendance represent all ages and levels of experience.

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The evidence of families with small children can often be found in the back of church pews. Offering envelopes are an easy target for small hands that can become fidgety during a long sermon. And while the scribbles and disorderly arrangement of the envelopes may be frustrating to some, it can also be a hand-on learning experience for the children of the church.

When you’re stuck at home during the a stay-at-home order, you have to get a little creative. …


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Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash

You’ve binged all your favorite Netflix shows, the kids have colored every page of every coloring book, and if they ask to watch Frozen II one more time — your going to scream.

So now what?

Luckily for all of us, as the social restrictions have gotten stricter, the creativity in Cowley County has gotten stronger! Even though the traditional, in-person events we’ve all looked forward to can’t happen, we’ve seen church services moved to livestreams, teddy bears come out for bear hunts, and local groups issue their own at-home challenges.

Even though you may be stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with nothing to do! Check back regularly to find new activities! Be sure to let the business and organizations putting these events together know how much you enjoy them! …

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Stacey is a wife to a wonderful husband, mother to two beautiful children, and lover of all things coffee.

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