“Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” Veterans Dinner

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

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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