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Spring Dinner – 2008

 James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball (1861-1939)

In 1891, Naismith invented basketball as a class assignment at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.  After completing his medical degree, he came to Lawrence, in 1898, to serve as the college chaplain and physical education professor for the University of Kansas.  Popularized through the “Y” network across North America and Europe, basketball quickly became Naismith’s legacy. Come and enjoy listening to this Canada-born professor talk about his invention.

James Naismith will be portrayed by William Worley who specializes in Kansas and Missouri history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The banquet will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the Meade High School Commons Area.  Tickets are:  $13/each for adults and $11/each for children age six and under.



Baked Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Seasoned Green Beans
Tossed Salad
Homemade Rolls
Chocolate Eclair Dessert
Iced Tea & Coffee

Scenes From the Evening


Barb & Harry Fink and Mrs. Worley visit before dinner


Roy & Betty Jo Twist and Kay Berghaus enjoy their dinner

















William Worley portrays James Naismith














Elaine Sawyer wins one of the door prizes



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