Feet were moving, hands were clapping, and music was pulsing as 75 residents and 25 teens danced the night away at Tallgrass Creek s recent spring fling.


Most Americans remember where they were on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Tex. [caption id="attachment_11590" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tallgrass Creek resident and former FBI agent Jim Graham reviews the many newspaper clippings his wife, Marlene, saved that outlined his career.


When Judy Baxter makes a clean sweep, she doesn t need a broom. However, she does need furniture and other household items. [caption id="attachment_8791" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tallgrass Creek residents Nancy McCreery, Shirley Bradley, Betsy Heimke, and Carol McCurdy are among the volunteers who coordinate the community s Treasure Chest Store.


Betsy Heimke s grandchildren are grown and her great-grandchildren live in Texas, but she routinely enjoys fun and games with youngsters.


Just before winter set in, the Monarch Landing Volunteer Projects Committee announced its cold-weather clothing drive. Meanwhile, Tallgrass Creek residents began their HUGS collection.


One person can make a difference in the environment, and Tallgrass Creek proved it. When the community invited individuals to bring their own stashes of paper to be shredded, they amassed a grand total of 1.5 tons of paper.


When a team of seasoned woodworkers has a project on the drawing board, you can be sure their first steps are to roll up their sleeves, study the blueprints, measure twice, and get on with the job. [caption id="attachment_6730" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Roger Johnson (right) has handcrafted children s toys such as this wooden rocking horse.

Tallgrass Creek s second anniversary celebration, kicking off October 12, will resemble a large family reunion not just because it will feature a communitywide scavenger hunt and root beer floats, but because like family is how residents describe their neighbors. Here s what some early residents three pioneers have experienced at the Overland Park community.

Folks can now get answers to all their questions about Tallgrass Creek, the local real estate market, or Erickson Realty & Moving Services by meeting with just one person Judy Baxter. With me wearing two hats, says Baxter, we ve simplified and streamlined the process for people to move to Tallgrass Creek.