Celebrating our U.S. Veterans this year has made Thanksgiving extra special for the Parson staff and our partners!

Our first annual Project MRE “Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” veterans dinner was a huge success. About 160 veterans and their families were served a delicious home-cooked meal from Peachtree Restaurant at Gregg / Klice Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 8. Additionally, more than 80 meals were delivered to homebound veterans and their families.

The Parson staff would like to thank our partners, including  KC Parks & Recreation; Spencer D. Duncan “Make It Count” Foundation; Helix Architecture + Design; JE Dunn Construction Co.; KC Streetcar Constructors; BNIM; Uber; veteran service agencies; businesses who donated prizes; and our many wonderful volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you! Most of all, we thank our U.S. Veterans. It has been an honor to serve you!

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Parson & Associates Hosts Veterans Dinner ~ November 8

by Gina Boucher on October 29, 2014

“Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” Veterans Dinner

Disabled veteran and business owner organizes free dinner to recognize fellow veterans

Project MRE Logo 300x300 Parson & Associates Hosts Veterans Dinner ~ November 8

WHAT: Disabled veteran and business owner, Jason Parson, along with Kansas City Parks & Recreation will host a free dinner for homeless or struggling veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

WHO: Invitees are U.S. Veterans and their guests, most especially homeless and transitioning veterans.

Special volunteers include: Mayor Sly James; City Manager Troy Schulte; Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo; Councilman Scott Wagner, 1st District at Large; Councilman Jermaine Reed, 3rd District have volunteered to serve the veterans and their guests.

The following agencies will be on-hand to provide resources or answer questions: City of Kansas City, Mo.  Parks & Recreation Department; VFW; Rockhurst University’s Prosperity Center for Financial Education; Veterans Court.

Transportation to and from the event will be provided free of charge by Kansas City, Mo. Parks & Recreation Department and Uber.


Saturday, November 8, 2014
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm


Gregg Klice Community Center Gymnasium
18th & Vine
1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

WHY: Disabled veteran and Parson & Associates owner, Jason Parson, served his country in the United States Army and the United States Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jason has always wanted to find a way to honor and thank his fellow veterans. He hopes to provide a good meal to up to 200 dinner guests, with plans to grow that number each year.

Gina Boucher
gina@parsonkc.com ~ 816-216-6571


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