A “Sole” Cause


We need the community to send in OLD SHOES to help us SAVE the 1905 Reuben Basehor Library!  We ask that patrons go through their closets, choose however many they can to donate, and send them in plastic bags with their child to school.  For the next two weeks, we’ll be collecting!

We are partnering with the Basehor Historical Museum Society to collect gently worn old shoes for a huge fundraiser to SAVE THE 1905 Reuben Basehor Library.  This is a concrete building designed 109-years ago to withstand fire after a violent and historical time known as “Bleeding Kansas” and the settling of Kansas territory.  The building is located near 155th and Leavenworth Road on private property. Now the final step is carefully transporting the historic building down the street to its new home at the Basehor City Park.

Patton Building & House Moving, Inc. has been hired to transport the historic building for $10,000.  In two years, about $7,000 has been raised from the community, including $2,500 each from the First State Bank and Trust of Basehor and the Basehor Community Library.  We need another $3,000 to make this move happen.

BHMS Director Carla Crawford says that if 300 people bring 25 old pairs each that we will have the $3,000. needed to finish paying for the historical building relocation transport.  That said, not everyone has 25 old pairs. 

We do though have a community with “sole”, pardon the pun!

We have volunteers who will come around and pick the shoes up from each school’s front office.  You can also drop off on Thursdays afternoons at the historical society, 2812 155th street (next to the VFW) from 1 to 4 or on Saturday mornings 9 to 2.

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