Thursday, July 10, 2008

GRANT CUSHINBERRY

7/10/2008 6:39:51 AM

GRANT CUSHINBERRY

I attended the funeral for Grant. He was a true patriot. I made a web page and his obit. Is posted on page two on our site.
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Blogger Myron & Sally Holter said...

Press Release

25th Annual National Night Out: Grant Cushinberry Memoriam

Tuesday August 5, 2008, Topeka, KS @ 6:00 pm, The Stop the Violence Memorial Tree Dedication Committee/Black Star Project Program Rally will honor the memory of Grant Cushinberry with the 25th Annual National Night Out. This Special Memorial is sponsored in part by the Black Star Project under the Leadership of the Honorable Phillip Jackson.

From 7a.m to 5p.m.on this date, The Stop the Violence Memorial Tree Dedication Commitee/Blackstar Project is asking neighborhoods throughout America to join forces with thousands of other communities to Pray on their State Capitol Grounds respectively to Stop The Violence And Increase the Peace in remembrance of Grant.

In honor of the 25th Annual National Night Out and the late Grant Cushinberry, a rally will be held in Cushinberry Park at 6:00p.m, August 5, 2008. Pastor Juanita Jackson, of Kansas City Missouri’s New Level Full Gospel Outreach Ministry, will be the guest speaker for the event. Other guest speakers are Benjamin "Benny" McCellend, former President of the former Cushinberry Park Improvement Assn; Judi Kalina, Kim McMillan; Erica Brown.

Sonny Scroggins will give a testimony to the remarkable contributions made by the Late Grant Cushinberry, who was a mentor and friend to Scroggins. Scroggins says he owes a debt of gratitude to Grant for his willingness to share his wisdom and good name with him and his dedication and forethought in giving back to the community he loved so. In addition, Scroggins will offer remembrances to two very influential members of the Cushinberry Park Improvement Association, the late Jerry Hall and Eddie Porter.

We also are asking all Americans to make the first day of school a national holiday. Fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, other relatives and friends of all ethnicity’s, faiths and backgrounds should be at his or her child’s school on the first day to encourage them to get a good education.
For more information contact, Sonny and Susan Scroggins, (785) 232-3761, 845-6148, biasbustersofkansas@yahoo.com or Pastor Juanita Jackson @ (816) 918-8222.

July 17, 2008

Lori,

On behalf of the Black Star Project/Stop The Violence Memorial Tree Dedication Committee/Bias Busters, thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I encourage all Media outlets (including the Jim Cates Show and the Capitol Journal) and all responsible individuals to get behind the idea of taking a vested interest, innovative, proactive and assertive approach to our childrens' education. I Plan to visit Hope Academy (Lucinda Todd Memorial School) to encourage all students and offer to them a positive affirmation of value of education.

Cumulus Broadcasting, the Jim Cates Show, Highland Homes Corporation and the Capitol Journal have been very supportive of efforts to Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace; Educate the public on historical facts through Brown v. Topeka Board of Education and foster racial and social equality through Bias Busters of Kansas.

Our first meeting of The Black Star Initiative will be August 5, 2008 at 6 p.m in Cushinberry Park, which is a part of National Park Service/Brown v. Board of Education Museum Complex. The meeting is intended to help with the National effort to lend a hand by organizing efforts with the local, state and national comprehensive efforts to organize mothers, fathers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc. and a consortium of others across the nation to present a united front of interested parties in our kid's education.

Beginning August 9th at 10a.m. and every Saturday thereafter until school starts, The Black Star Initiative will hold strategy sessions on how to implement and develop a core group of volunteers to attend our children's first day of school. In the late 1990's, an organization, that I was involved with, called P.A.W./S.A.W. came up with a novel idea to give parents 30 minutes of paid time off from work to visit their child's school to handle school- related issues. The Kansas Legislature considered making the concept law, but it was unsuccessful.

It is my prayer that others will be encouraged to go a school on the first day, and that adults will spread the word!

The public & MEDIA is invited to participate.

Sincerely,
Sonny Scroggins


Lori Rognlie wrote:
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:04:04 -0500
From: Lori Rognlie Subject: Re: 25th Annual National Night Out: Grant Cushinberry Memoriam,
The Public Is Invited To Participate
To: Sonny Scroggins biasbustersofkansas@yahoo.com

Sonny-
We also are asking all Americans to make the first day of school a national holiday. Fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, other relatives and friends of all ethnicity’s, faiths and backgrounds should be at his or her child’s school on the first day to encourage them to get a good education.

What an awesome idea! I'm not a huge fan of the Topeka Captial Journal, but you should expound on this idea and write and editorial. And contact Kathy Mohn at KTKA and tell her about this idea. She is a lovely woman and truly cares about our community.





I Challenge my Generation to Inspire Future Generations.

Yours in Christ, Sonny Scroggins

July 22, 2008 at 3:44 AM  
Blogger Myron & Sally Holter said...

Susan Thacker sthacker at gbtribune.com wrote:
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 19:58:05 -0500
Subject: Great Bend Tribune Grant Cushinberry article
From: Susan Thacker sthacker@gbtribune.com
To: biasbustersofkansas@yahoo.com

Sonny,

Here is a copy of the article that ran in the July 25 Great Bend Tribune.

Susan

Rally will honor Grant Cushinberry

By SUSAN THACKER
sthacker@gbtribune.com

When Topekans observe the 25th Annual National Night Out for crime and drug prevention on Aug. 5, they will also pay tribute to philanthropist Grant Cushinberry, who died July 1 at the age of 86.
Cushinberry was known for opening ³God¹s Little 1/2 Acre,² where he gave away food and clothing in Topeka. He also helped start the community Thanksgiving Dinner.
He was born in Hoisington, joined the Army in World War II and later moved to Topeka, where he worked at the Winter Veteran Hospital, which is now the Colmery-O¹Neil V.A. Medical Center.
Sonny Scroggins, head of the Topeka-based Bias Busters, said there will be a rally at 6 p.m. in Topeka¹s Cushinberry Park, ³in remembrance of Grant.²
Earlier that day, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., the national Stop the Violence Memorial Tree Dedication Committee/Blackstar Project is asking neighborhoods across American to join forces for a Stop the Violence Prayer Service on the grounds of their state Capitol.
The Rev. Juanita Jackson, of New Level Full Gospel Outreach Ministry in Kansas City, Mo., will be the keynote speaker at the evening rally. Many others are expected to give testimony to the contributions made by Cushinberry, whom Scroggins called a friend and mentor. Scroggins says he owes a debt of gratitude to ³Cush² for his willingness to share his wisdom and good name with him and his dedication and forethought in giving back to the community he loved so.
³The working poor were close to his heart,² Scroggins said. Cushinberry¹s motto at God¹s Little 1/2 Acre was ³Feed the Needy, Not the Greedy.²
³There was something in him ‹ a burning bush that sparks you for life,² Scroggins said. ³God used him.²
Cushinberry¹s sister, Alice Nobels, resides in Great Bend.





I Challenge my Generation to Inspire Future Generations.

Yours in Christ, Sonny Scroggins

August 6, 2008 at 5:31 AM  

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