Kid contest winners break ground with Council

Kid contest winners break ground with Council
Posted on 09/14/2022

Creativity and coloring skills earned several local children the opportunity to join in a historic Lenexa ceremony.

Fourteen kids were invited to participate in the groundbreaking event for the future Lenexa Justice Center on Sept. 13, 2022, after they submitted entries to the “Why I Like Lenexa Police” coloring contest.

The children got to join Mayor Mike Boehm, the City Council and other City leaders as the first group to dig into the soil on the Justice Center site at Prairie Star Parkway and Britton Street.

“It was fun for our team to see the coloring content submissions on ‘Why I Like Lenexa Police,’” said Police Chief Dawn Layman. “The kids did a great job, and we’re so glad they got to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the Lenexa Justice Center Project. This Justice Center is being built with the future in mind, so it’s only appropriate that these young citizens played a part from the very beginning when the first shovel full of dirt is overturned.”

About the Justice Center Project
Anthony S., age 11Chloe H., age 10Connor W., age 9Corbin W., age 5Elana F., age 9Elise S., age 9Emma L., age 6Harper L., age 11Henry F., age 5James M., age 7Katelyn S., age 13Mackie B., age 5Sophie L., age 9Theo N., age 6

Anthony S., age 11

Chloe H., age 10

Connor W., age 9

Corbin W., age 5

Elana F., age 9

Elise S., age 9

Emma L., age 6

Harper L., age 11

Henry F., age 5

James M., age 7

Katelyn S., age 13

Mackie B., age 5

Sophie L., age 9

Theo N., age 6