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Spirit of Mission Days Seeking Floats, Bands & Entries for Community Parade
Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the City

Mission, KS (March 21, 2011):  The Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau (Mission CVB) is turning back the hands of time to the 1950s to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mission, Kansas in 1951 and is now accepting parade entries for their “Spirit of Mission Days” parade scheduled for Saturday morning, May 7, 2011, 11:00 am, according to Suzie Gibbs, Mission CVB Chairman. Organizations, families, youth groups, schools, and bands may participate in the community-focused parade. Entrants are encouraged to dress in period clothing from the 1950’s and use the 50s theme for their floats. Included in the parade will be Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe impersonators, the Shriners, N.J.ROTC from Shawnee North High school, marching bands, floats classic cars and trucks. There is no charge for entries. Parade applications and event information can be found on-line at Interested parties may contact Christy Humerickhouse, (913) 722-8210.

The Spirit of Mission Days is scheduled for May 5 through May 8, 2011. The event includes music, food, and family fun. It will feature a parade, pancake breakfast, carnival, food vendors, and activities. Entertainment for Friday evening will feature some of Kansas City’s top jazz performers including Lonnie Ray, Kansas City Youth Jazz, Stan Kessler and Lonnie McFadden. Additional activities on Saturday will feature The Doo-Dads concert in Beverly Street Park, the infamous 1950’s “Grease” movie on the grounds of the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center and the Sock Hop Dance with Roger Carson in Beverly Park.

The Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVB), formerly the Mission Business Development Committee, was established in August 2003 by the City of Mission, Kansas to assist in the revitalization and redevelopment of the Mission business district. Responsibilities of the committee include development and administration of investment and revitalization programs for this area. Their web address is

For more information, contact Suzie Gibbs at (913) 671-8564, or visit our website at