Have you ever thought of starting your own business? It can be a daunting path but can present so many rewarding opportunities to grow and connect. If you’d pulled up to KC Restoration’s front door some year back, you’d be looking in a garage to see the owners working hard on elevator doors and metal hoods. In the years since, we have been blessed with clients giving us opportunities to both earn their business and prove their loyalty to be well-founded. We’ve also got to welcome many new team-members to work and grow beside, and we’ve learned so much about this wonderful hometown of Kansas City and the countless people and organizations improving the city and supporting small businesses. Today, as we look back on our 7 years, we’re thankful for everyone who formed the threads in the tapestry of KC Restoration’s story.
When KC Restoration’s technicians complete their refinishing after business hours, they often get to see another beautiful side of the metro. This last week, they got to see the beautiful “Peace and Remembrance” light show on the north facade of the Liberty Memorial after completing work on site, applying patina to elevator entrances. You can check out the rich dark tones of the patina in these photos, and the view they got to enjoy of some of the over 5000 poppies lighting up the memorial through this Sunday and Veterans Day. The National World War I Museum and Memorial will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the war’s armistice with a ceremony Sunday morning and a tolling of the bells of peace at 11am, exactly 100 years after fighting ceased in Europe. This weekend, veterans and active-duty military personnel will receive free admission to the museum, and for everyone else, tickets can be purchased online for half price for this weekend’s sober remembrance.
There’s only 3 day left in KC Restoration’s autumn toy drive for Children’s Mercy. Our thanks goes out to all who have donated to bring a smile to the faces of young patients, and for any of our partners out there who still have donations needing to be picked up or to arrange a time for a toy drive box pick-up, make sure to let our team know. We’ll be happy to swing by in the week ahead!
Want to celebrate KC? We love that our hometown is home to over 200 working fountains, making Kansas City a true City of Fountains. This evening we all get to celebrate just one of the ways KC is so special: its beautiful fountains, each one having a unique and fascinating story that contributes to our community. That’s part of the reason we are Friends of the Fountains, and we can’t wait for tonight’s fun! Annually, the Feast of Fountains Food Truck Festival is organized to create a family-fun time to benefit the amazing City of Fountains Foundation. This year’s festival comes to an end with a bang at the Great Lawn at 18th & Vine. There will be live music, KC’s finest food trucks, and the Pink Ribbon Road Show rolls in to “drive breast cancer to the curb.” You’ll even get the chance to learn the stories about KC’s fountains like never before on guided tours. What will be your favorite fountain? The Fountain Basin with a bowl dating from 220 AD in the Rozzelle Court at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art? The most photographed and iconic JC Nichols Memorial Fountain with the four horsemen representing the world’s four mightiest rivers? Or perhaps you already have a favorite; comment below; we are excited to hear about what makes Kansas City an exciting and beautiful place!