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Robert Rogers to speak at Winterfest

Coldwater of Lee’s Summit will host its annual Winterfest fundraiser on February 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. This year’s theme is “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Proceeds benefit Coldwater programs, including the Friends Day Food Pantry and Clothes Closet every second and fourth Saturday of the month with a Hot Meal program; Senior Mobile Pantry for homebound seniors; No Hungry Kids! weekend backpacks of food, including Harvesters’ BackSnack program for elementary children; food support for the Lee’s Summit middle and high schools; and No Hungry Kids!

Les Norman

Les Norman

Special guests for the evening will be Les Norman, former major league baseball player and current radio host, TV analyst for the Royals. Joining Norman is Robert Rogers, inspirational speaker, and author of “Into the Deep: one man’s story of how tragedy took his family but could not take his faith” and “Rise Above.”

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers

In 2003, Rogers lost his wife and four children in a flash flood in Kansas while returning to their home in Liberty. In 2004, Rogers left his technical career and started Mighty in the Land Ministry and the following year traveled with Metro Voice publisher Dwight Widaman to India on a tsunami relief mission.

The night includes dinner catered by Hereford House, a silent auction and a Piccadilly auction. The cost is $50 per person through Feb. 14 and $60 until the event. To register visit www.coldwater.me. For more information, call 816-786-0758.