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Characteristics of the

Stilwell Community

Neighborly: adj. having or exhibiting the qualities of a friendly neighbor.

Experience Quality: adj. Having a high degree of excellence: the importance in quality of life

Surpass Expectations: : v. distinguish oneself;  something of a greater degree.



The Stilwell Community Organization is a non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of the Stilwell, Kansas community.  A focus of the organization is to help foster a community spirit that makes Stilwell a wonderful place to live and raise a family.



Did you know that the fireworks display is funded by residents of Stilwell and visitors in Stilwell on the 4th of July!  We are grateful to KCPL each year for allowing us to use their grounds and property to host the fireworks display but you make a difference with your donation to help pay for the actual firework display.  If you are in a position to help, please consider a donation to the Stilwell Community Organization.  You can mail to PO BOX 124, Stilwell, Kansas 66085.


5pm - Parade Registration and Line Up (192nd Street)

Decorate your bike, golf cart, build a float and register to be in the parade.


Registration helps us plan on number of parade entries and there is no fee unless you are running for an elected office.  If you are in an election for office, we will be looking for a minimum donation of $100 as a contribution  to the community to help pay for the firework display.   That's exposure to thousands of parade goers and you get to help pay for the fireworks!

6pm - Stilwell Community Parade

Parade Route in Stilwell (192nd Street; South on Metcalf; East on 199th; North on Broadway; East on Delaware) - Judges Stand will be across from near Stilwell Elementary School

Theme: The American War of Independence 

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fourth of July Fireworks

DINNER!! Burnt Offerings BBQ (pictured) will be joining us in Stilwell on the KCPL property with a limited menu. If you are planning a family party on the KCPL property and want them to cater it, just email them: burntofferingsbbqkc@gmail.com  For the SCO, Julie Browning will also be selling $1 hot dogs, chips and drinks for the kids. ICE CREAM TRUCK will be onsite for dessert!

Fireworks will launch from the KCPL Service Center located at 19950 Newton Street (69 Highway and 199th Street) in Stilwell, Kansas 66085.

9:30pm - Fireworks Display

Depending on weather conditions the firework display may launch as early as 9:00pm but not later than 10:00pm.

Live DJ-Festy Music provided by Jeff Ponder

** Stay tuned to this website and also Face Book for updates or any changes that may occur regarding the days activities  ***



Reserve your place in the history of Stilwell with the purchase of a brick or stone creating the Stilwell Legacy Wall to be built at the Stilwell Community Park.  Your purchase and donation support the Stilwell Community Organization.  These bricks and stones  are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a loved one or to create a personal family or children’s names legacy.  If you’d like to do something more, (as a family, business or organization) you could purchase a park bench which would have your name on it and which would then be placed along the one mile walking/jogging trail within the park.  All proceeds from your support are tax deductible and will stay here in Stilwell through the work of the Stilwell Community Organization. 




Vacation Bible Schools - Stilwell Kansas



Stilwell United Methodist Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School themed Backstage with The Bible, with great songs, stories and skits that make learning about The Bible memorable and fun!  Please plan to have your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends attend Backstage with the Bible – A VIP Experience!

*     Stilwell United Methodist Church, 193rd & Metcalf, Stilwell, KS

*     July 13 – 16 (Monday thru Thursday), from 2:30 to 5:00 PM.

*     For Ages 3 years through 4th Graders entering 5th Grade next year.  Cost is $10 per child, with a $20 maximum per family.

*     Enroll by calling (913) 897-2101 or click on Vacation Bible School Registration on our home page www.stilwellumc.org


Stilwell Community Organization

Post Office Box 124 Stilwell, Kansas 66085