Mary Don Beachy will Celebrate the Publication of her New Hardcover ~ Step Up to the Plate, Kansas City!: A Feast of Local Legends and Legacies

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Join Mary Don Beachy and Celebrate the Publication of her New Hardcover Step Up to the Plate, Kansas City!: A Feast of Local Legends and Legacies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mary Don Beachy, a proud Kansas Citian and University of Missouri graduate, has a B.S., and Master’s Degree in Education.  She taught Elementary students for 34 Years in the Shawnee Mission School District, where she was selected as the 1st elementary “Super Star” Teacher.  Mary Don has been Published in Kansas City Parent Magazine, Ducks Unlimited Magazine, Instructor Magazine, The Kansas City Star, Kansas Journal of Reading, and in a teachers’ anthology of Poetry.  Her humorous Children’s Book, Mom Makes the Team, was Published in December 2019.  She taught popular children’s cooking classes for many years with Kristie Wolferman, and they published When Peanut Butter is Not Enough!, a cookbook for young cooks. A revised and updated version of this book (by popular demand) was released in 2021. Mary Don’s 2021 interactive book of children’s poetry, Cockleshell Cackles, delights children of all ages, including her husband Bob, their 3 adult children, and 3 grandchildren, all born and raised in Kansas City.  In addition to making delicious messes in the kitchen and constantly writing, Mary Don enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling.  She always appreciates returning to her favorite city and hometown.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Step Up to the Plate, Kansas City!: A Feast of Local Legends and Legacies is a collaborative effort of many people like Mary Don, who love Kansas City and love to share the city’s finer points, as well as their favorite recipes.  Each also shares their secret ingredient for success in life.  Book proceeds will be donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital. 

Kansas City is in the heart of America, both literally and figuratively.  The people who made Kansas City what it is know that it is far more than fly-over country.  Stop by and visit our great city through the eyes, and stomachs, of some of our most famous residents.  Kansas City is well-known for its Bar-B-Que, its fountains, its championship-winning sports teams, and its own brand of music.  And we all love to eat!

“Like Kansas City itself, Mary Don Beachy has stepped up with her new book of culinary treats, Step Up to the Plate Kansas City!  Mary Don’s book will feed the body while the motivation to write it feeds the soul.  All that is left to be said, is ‘Bon Appetit!’” ~ Sylvester “Sly” James, Kansas City Mayor, 2011 to 2019

“Step Up to the Plate, Kansas City! celebrates the KC community and its commitment to the principle that if we work together there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish.  The sharing of recipes and the book proceeds donated to Children’s Mercy are yet other marvelous examples of that spirit.” ~ Jan Kreamer, former CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

“As a confirmed “slave to his stomach,” I continue to search for recipes of merit to satisfy the best tastes and textures of our sustenance.  Step Up to the Plate, Kansas City! certainly  lls the bill with its multitude of culinary experiences.” ~ Tom Watson, 39-time PGA Tour winner and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

UPDATED NEW LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Unity Hall in the Lower Level, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

EVENT FORMAT:  Mary Don Beachy will Meet & Greet Customers as she Author Autographs Hardcovers of Step Up to the Plate, Kansas City!, and poses for photos.  Enjoy sample treats from the contributors!

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Unity Hall in the Lower Level
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

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