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Month: September 2017

Catch the Travelin’ McCourys During Olathe Live!

Catch the Travelin’ McCourys During Olathe Live!


Since 2001, the Olathe community has enjoyed summer after summer of great live entertainment through Olathe Live! shows. So far this summer, we have heard from Sierra Hull, Laith Al-Saadi, and Liverpool. But, there is still more to come.

On September 15th, Special Forces (a .38 Special tribute band) will play at Frontier Park. Then we get to hear the Travelin’ McCourys during Olathe Live! on September 22nd at Stagecoach Park. Each performance will begin at 7pm.

One of the best things about these shows is that they are free to the public. In addition, each show supports a local charity by collecting donations. Funds gathered during the Special Forces show will support the Salvation Army; at the Travelin’ McCourys show, those donations will support the Mahaffie Foundation.

Since all of these shows have open seating, be sure to come early to pick out the best spot. You are allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, food, non-alcoholic drinks, and your dog on a leash. Keep in mind that alcohol is prohibited. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase at each concert.

We hope to see lots of our Olathe Ford friends at both of these Olathe Live! concerts.

Back to School Tips to Keep Your Sanity

Back to School Tips to Keep Your Sanity

back to school tips

As the school year begins, you and your kids may feel excited for the new year. However, as the excitement wears off, school can become a challenge for some families. With a few of these back to school tips, you can stay on top of things and keep the excitement for the entire year.

Make a homework space

Make sure your kids have a place where they can do their homework. Whether this is a spot at the dining room table, a desk, or even in their room. Keep a box with all the supplies they might need—pencils, erasers, crayons, scissors, a calculator, etc.

Have a schedule

To make sure everyone in the family is getting enough sleep, create a schedule with set bedtimes and wake-up times. In addition, you should schedule family meals and after school activities, too, so everyone knows what to expect.

Have some fun

Talk to your kids about what they are learning at school. Try to find ways to incorporate the new things into your lives. For example, if they are learning about fractions, bake with them and let them do all the measuring.

At Olathe Ford, we hope everyone has a great school year. If you need a new back-to-school ride, visit us and check out the great family-friendly Ford models available.