KC Parks News: Celebrate Streetscape Improvements to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.

Orange Ribbons on Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard

CleaverRibbons8.16.14rev2FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2014

WHO: City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, City Officials and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting to celebrate streetscape improvements (street lights, sidewalks, trees and planters, bus shelters, etc.) along Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, across Troost Avenue between Rockhill Road and The Paseo .

WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.

WHEREKiely Park, located at the intersection of The Paseo and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevards, next to Gates Bar-B-Q

MORE: Orange Ribbons on Cleaver Boulevard, utilizing the color orange in honor of the spirit of the boulevard’s namesake, Emanuel Cleaver II, who believes “there is more power in unity than division”. The color orange is said to represent cultural diversity, racial harmony and civility. Decorative Orange Ribbons will be placed on street light poles in the area in honor of the event.

CONTACT: Carrie Stapleton, Phillips-West Public Relations, 816.419.2877,carrie.stapleton@phillips-west.com,  if you are interested in live interviews earlier in the morning or for photo opportunities.